BA (Hons) Interior Design

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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.

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Facilities and showcase

Industry-standard facilities

As well as our dedicated interior design studio, you’ll have use of facilities including:

  • 3D workshops for physical media including wood, plastic, metal, and clay
  • Specialist printmaking workshop including etching, screen-printing, and lithography
  • Dedicated Mac and PC suites with the latest software including Adobe Creative suite
  • Ruskin Gallery, a professional digital art gallery
  • Photography and media facilities including darkrooms; studios; film processing; digital printing suite; video editing; and professional equipment loans
  • Life drawing studio.

Futures Lab and workshop equipment

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:

  • 3D printers and scanners - FDM printers; material-specific extruders; SLA Formlabs printers; SLS Formlabs Fuse1; structured light 3D scanners
  • 2D printing and cutting machines - laser cutters; Roland BN20 vinyl printer & cutter; Gerber substrate cutter; Mimaki TX300P sublimation printer.

Take a closer look

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.

Professional benefits

As an Interior Design BA (Hons) student at ARU, you can access resources, exhibitions and competitions by becoming a student member of:


“Being at Cambridge School of Art has given me more confidence to pursue my passion."


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