Develop your creative vision and get a fresh perspective on design on our full-time Interior Design degree at Cambridge School of Art.
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Exciting and intriguing spaces offer experiences that make us want to return again and again.
Discover how you can embed stories into your designs – stories that help others to develop social connections and make your designed spaces important to the community.
By studying BA (Hons) Interior Design at ARU, you’ll explore the relationships between design, experience and narrative.
With our small studio groups, your tutors will really get to know you and your work, and help you become a resilient interior designer with a distinctive creative voice.
Design can reveal a lot about the people who use a space, and the community they inhabit. On our BA (Hons) Interior Design degree you’ll learn to create effective design proposals, while considering how to develop spaces that connect stories with people.
Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to propose design questions, such as: How can public spaces cater for multiple activities and users? How much space do we need to live in? How do major brands reinvent themselves to respond to new markets?
We think your ideas and design skills are important. You’ll develop these by working in small teams at different stages of your degree, sometimes alongside students from other creative courses.
There’s also the opportunity to get inspired on European field trips, and to study abroad for a semester – with funding available to help cover the cost.
With small studio groups, you’ll engage in a consistent conversation with your tutors too. It’s one of the reasons our Design & Crafts courses ranked 8th in the UK for 'Satisfied with Course' and 3rd for 'Satisfied with Teaching' (The Guardian University Guide 2020).
With an eye on your future career, you’ll receive ongoing support to find placements and work experience and you can also take an optional placement year.
You can see your designs become reality in live projects and foster professional relationships through Design Bench, a series of industry networking meetings.
BA (Hons) Interior Design student Victor talks about his experiences on the course.
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As well as our dedicated interior design studio, you’ll have use of facilities including:
Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:
Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.
Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
Our BA (Hons) Interior Design degree will prepare you to work with architects or in spatial design practices on residential, commercial, hospitality, health, lighting, entertainment or furniture design projects. You might decide to set up your own interior design practice after you graduate.
The creative skills you develop will also help you find a career in the visual arts, film, television, event and theatre design, or exhibition and museum design; while the management skills will be useful for project management roles on creative projects.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might choose to continue your studies with one of our full- or part-time our Masters degrees. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
“Being at Cambridge School of Art has given me more confidence to pursue my passion."
BA (Hons) Interior Design studentLuey's story
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