This course builds on the established strengths of the department in the two major disciplines, their common interest in spatial design and a critical theoretical framework. It is open to architects and interior designers and is taught in parallel with the Professional Diploma in Architecture. The course offers a rare opportunity for high-level joint study. The different elements are coherent and testing. The course is design-based and research-orientated. It will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The work provides a strong platform from which you can develop creatively and intellectually. The main subject areas are in design, history and theory, each taught through a wide choice of tutors, studios and interest groups with a strong emphasis on self-directed study. Our students have had considerable success in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's medals, winning the RIBA Silver Medal in 2002 and 2003, and the Bronze in 2004.
You should have an Honours degree in either architecture or interior design. You are required to demonstrate your design talent, ability and motivation through presentation of a portfolio
MA Architecture and Interior Design
The course comprises design projects, undertaken in a choice of postgraduate design studios, a history and theory course and a wide choice of optional modules.
Design: Research Design: Concept Proposition Design Dissertation OR History and Theory Dissertation
Optional modules include:
-Poetry and Architecture
-The Forgetting of Air
-The Question of Technology
-Cinema and the City
You may choose to submit a written or a design dissertation as your major project.
The design projects are assessed through an end-of-year portfolio presentation. The history and theory coursework is assessed through a written dissertation. Optional modules are assessed according to the nature of the module.
The course provides a practical and theoretical understanding of both architecture and interior design. Graduates generally work within architecture and interior design and in fields allied to both.
Attendance & duration
Full-time: one year
Part-time: 4-5 semesters