This studio-based programme consists of modules that are primarily assessed through design projects, coursework and assignments.
Programme content is concerned with the study of interiors through analysis, research and intervention. Through understanding the needs of the client, respecting the existing situation, and researching the specialised area, it allows the student to respond with relevant, innovative and creative solutions.
The programme uses the design project as the central vehicle for learning and aims to stimulate and provoke imaginative responses to the reuse of interior spaces. Projects address domestic, commercial, hospitality, community, social and user-specific interior briefs.
The first year starts with core foundation skills facilitating exploration and allowing students to develop a body of knowledge on approaches to interior spaces. As the course progresses, students engage in live projects with community and charity organisations where they work with a real-life client situation. Collaborative and group work is used extensively alongside individual studio practice. Field trips, locally, nationally and engagement and understanding of best practice and current trends in interior design.
Who is the programme suited to?
The programme is suited to students from second level and mature students who wish to pursue a career in an exciting problem solving design discipline.
Class Contact Hours
Year 1: 24 hours per week
Year 2: 22 hours per week
Year 3: 20 hours per week
Year 4: 18 hours per week
On successful completion of the programme, graduate job opportunities include: Interior Design Consultancy (Domestic/Commercial), Interior Design Technician, 3D Modelling/Visualisation, Colour Consultant, Kitchen Design, Retail Design, Yacht Design, Set Design.