The MA Interior Design course will give you the opportunity to greatly improve your chances of working towards a successful career in the interior design and/or the interior architecture industry, both in the UK and internationally. You will gain valuable in-depth knowledge about designing interiors in an international context. A master’s level qualification will also stand out on your CV and will be likely to prove to prospective employers that you have what it takes to succeed.
The MA Interior Design course is delivered 100% online by IDI and is fully accredited by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s top universities. Your degree certificate will be from the university with no mention of distance learning.
Studying with IDI, you will be encouraged to push the boundaries and experiment with your practice. This will enable you to put together an impressive portfolio with one-to-one guidance and tuition from our subject specialist tutors. Working fully online, you will also be encouraged to use IDI’s online study website, IDI-Study, to work individually at times that suit you.
What Does the Course Involve?
The MA Interior Design course focuses on international design with a particular focus on interior architecture. You will consider interiors within the context of art and design practice in general, and as relevant to your own individual practice and interest. Your tutors will closely guide you throughout your studies to enable you to:
- Expand your knowledge, skills and expertise by engaging with techniques that are new to you and methods and media you are unfamiliar with
- Develop an entrepreneurial approach to your practice and demonstrate professionalism throughout your studies and beyond
- Become proficient in accounting for the technical specifications and material considerations of interior architecture and design projects
- Create a professional portfolio that will represent your professionalism and skills relevant to master’s study
Research and Creative Industry Modules
You will initially be required to study common modules alongside students from a variety of disciplines on the Postgraduate Art and Design programme. However, you will be encouraged to approach these modules from the aspect of your own interior design practice and you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with your fellow students in online collaborative projects. The common modules are:
- Postgraduate Study in Context
- Research and Practice
- Creative Industries: Global Perspectives
- Critical Studies
- Creative Industries: Business Perspectives
- Creative Industries: Professional Presentations
As well as the common modules listed above, you will be required to take the following modules that will focus on your own practice:
- Practice 1: Art and Design
- Practice 2: Art and Design
- Major Study
During Practice 1 and 2 you will develop your proposal for your Major Study project, which will demonstrate everything you have learned during the entirety of your postgraduate studies.
To be eligible to enter the Postgraduate Art and Design Programme you would normally have an honours degree (2:2 or above) in a field relevant to interior design or interior architecture. If you do not have a degree, you will need to show you have appropriate professional experience and skills to benefit from the course.
We may also take into account accredited prior learning (APL) or accredited prior experiential learning (APEL). If your degree is in a different field, you will need appropriate knowledge, skills or experience in the field you wish to study, or be able to show that you are prepared for intensive new learning.
In all cases you will need to demonstrate, through a portfolio and personal statement, your preparedness for study at postgraduate level. Once you apply, you will have access to our online Admissions area, where a member of the Admissions team will advise and guide you through the application process. Applying is free of charge and after applying, you are not committed to enrolling on the Postgraduate Programme or paying any fees.
If your first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. Contact us for further details.
This programme is subject to the university's Principles, Policies, Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of university policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).
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Last updated March 24, 2017