Based upon discussions with local employers and practitioners in the area of interior design, a need has been identified to develop vocationally focused students with higher technical and conceptual skills. This can be achieved through an initiation into the practice of spatial designing, through practical problem solving within scenarios and will lead into the thinking which professional interior design requires.
This programme allows students to appreciate the multi-disciplinary nature of spatial design studies. the work incorporates both social and natural sciences, which connect social, constructional, economic and environmental understandings, so that they will be prepared for more effective work practice having completed the degree. Students will also be attuned to the concepts and approaches of honours level spatial design.
It develops an understanding based upon contemporary interior and spatial design thinking so that students will encounter a range of theoretical perspectives and a number of disciplinary procedures, developing awareness of arts and humanities based research on one hand and an understanding of key aspects of construction on the other. Essentially the student will, by the end of the programme, be aware of understanding client needs, analysing social, physical and psychological contexts within which to devise solutions and working in a safe and ecologically sensitive manner.