As a rewarding and broad ranging discipline, Interior Design is primarily concerned with the interrelationship between people, objects and how we use, interact and experience space. Our Design Studio is thus fundamental to the course and is where our students are given the opportunity to engage with interior projects which broadly reflect industry practice. Projects undertaken vary from the design development of temporary installations to the imaginative repurposing of existing spaces and buildings.
Embedded into studio practice is the development of professional and technical skills to enable effective communication of the students’ design thinking and process. We use a variety of techniques including physical making in the workshops through to the exploration of hand and digital drawing and rendering techniques. Contextual Studies and Professional Practice underpin the studio environment providing an understanding of historic and contemporary theory alongside an awareness of current industry practice.
Aware of the value of working together, we look to collaborate with others, whether that be with other courses within the Art and Design Department or through live projects. Beyond local visits , students are offered the opportunity to take part in international field trips offered by the Department and more specifically our field trip to the Surface Design Show in London and Florence to visit our partner institution, FIDI .