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  • Objectives
    The MA Interior and Spatial Design investigates the design of interior/architectural spaces and architectural furniture. The course encourages you to intensify, challenge and contextualise your work in relation to contemporary interior and spatial design practice, facilitates a critical awareness of current problems and new insights within your practice, and is underpinned by a challenging theoretical curriculum. Studio-based, it aims to develop your research proposal, which can range from the functional to fine art installations with an architectural remit and encourages projects which question the boundaries between architecture, design and fine art. You are expected to employ both rigour and openmindedness to the making and depiction of architectural space and objects, and develop challenging social programmes that engage with a wide cultural environment. Innovation and awareness of environmental impact are key to the course.
  • Academic Title
    MA Interior and Spatial Design
  • Course description

    The course follows an outline of three main phases:

    Phase 1: Analysis of Practice and Exploration of Methodologies

    Phase 2: Development and Consolidation

    Phase 3: Resolution

    These phases are set within a credit framework of three assessed units: Studio Practice, Advanced Studio Practice (which run sequentially), and Theoretical Studies, running throughout the course.

    Studio Practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for you to develop a critical research paper, enabling you to locate your ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues.

    Career Prospects

    Providing a valuable bridge between studentship and professional practice you engage with leading practitioners. This enables you to redefine your current and future practice and expand your potential to operate as professional designers or progress to further research.

    Course Highlights

    The course promotes a dialogue between the practices of Fine Art and Spatial Design. Students are encouraged to explore the boundaries between the disciplines and graduates have gone on to work within both arenas. For example recent graduate, Meng Jin, was invited to show work as part of 'The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now’ exhibition at the P.S.1 MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) space in New York. The exhibition featured a young generation of Chinese artists working with new media and responding to the socio-economic changes within China.

    Entry Requirements

    -An Honours degree or equivalent academic/professional qualifications
    -Written statement of intent
    -Selection of recent work EU/International students must show proof of equivalent qualification and IELTS 6.5 in English on enrolment
    -The College takes into consideration prior learning, alternative qualifications and experience

    Your background will normally be from interior design, interior architecture or architecture. However we also welcome applications from fine art graduates wishing to pursue design or architecture-led proposals.

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