Studying a degree in interior design will give you both an understanding of the aesthetics of spacial design relating to scale, colour, light and texture but also provide you with a greater understanding of the theoretical tools that will enhance your ability to critically reflect on design practice.
With entry at HND level, you will already be familiar with the impact well-designed interiors can have on mood, productivity and creativity.
Entry to the degree is based on skills and aptitude demonstrated in sketch books, free hand drawing techniques, design development, understanding of orthographic drawing, computer-aided design and creativity. Students wishing to be considered for this programme should show artistic flair combined with good organisational skills and the ability to work with a team.
This programme provides the opportunity to develop your learning journey to meet the demands made on professional interior designers.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills, with much of the programme taught in design studios, IT labs, lecture and seminar rooms at the Metropolitan College campus in Florence Street, Glasgow.
Interior designers are in demand in many sectors within the industry including residential, workplaces, temporary exhibition design, commercial, leisure, hospitality and education.
Years 1 and 2: Students undertake an HND (or equivalent) in Interior Design in any recognised institution.
Year 3: Undertaking principles in a variety of areas including environmental design, costs of design and construction methods using computer-aided design and implementing the visual design proposal.
Year 4: Students concentrate on preparing themselves towards careers, by advancing and consolidating the principles and knowledge acquired in Year 3, while providing ample opportunities to study examples of best practice.
Work placement: Students have the opportunity to undertake an accredited work placement at the end of Year 2, returning to university for Trimester B of Year 3.
Assessment: Various assessment methods are used, including assessed course work and design projects.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
HND Interior Design or HND 3D Design. A portfolio assessment is required for entry.
Essential subjects: All subjects relevant to attainment of an HND in Interior Design/HND in 3D Design: Interior Design.
FE college students: Contact us or visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study for a copy of our College Student Supplement.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.
This programme is accredited by Insitute of Professional Designers.