Interior Design - BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

The BA (Hons) Interior Design with Integrated Foundation includes one year of studies at the foundation level and is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BA (Hons) Interior Design.

Design professionals increasingly work across boundaries between industries. The knowledge you gain from a foundation year will open your mind to working across different areas of fashion and design. It will also enable you to work more effectively with others, both as a student and in industry.

The programme provides a broad-based introduction to fashion and design, where you can explore and develop your understanding of the creative industries, fashion design, fashion marketing, interior design and visual communication.

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Why should I choose this programme?

The foundation year will ensure you have the skills and grounding required to advance onto your chosen degree programme.

You will be studying in the heart of the interior design industry, surrounded by the latest interiors and influential design agencies.  London offers endless inspiration that you can use to research and develop your ideas about design.

You will be taught in small classes by experienced tutors who have relevant post-graduate qualifications. Most of our faculty are in industry practice and have worked on projects ranging from the recent redevelopment of Fenwick department store on Bond Street to designing museum exhibitions for children. You will receive high quality teaching and an experience that represents what you will find in the wider industry.

Your intellectual and cultural experience will be broadened by memorable talks by great minds from the design industry, as well as enchanced by visits to design studios, such as our recently organised trips to Imagination, Brinkworth and Gensler.

There will also be opportunities to work on live projects and competitions, giving you the chance to follow in the footsteps of award winning students.

 

Key skills, aims and objectives

The foundation will prepare you for entry to higher education, ensuring you possess the necessary knowledge, values and skills needed to progress onto your chosen degree programme.

During your foundation year studies, you will:

  • Gain a basic knowledge of art and design history and theory, and the principles and practices of graphics, interiors, photography, illustration, fashion design and fashion marketing
  • Start to use creative and thinking skills and develop your aesthetic sensibilities
  • Understand, through theoretical studies, how art and design have evolved, and place them in their wider contexts
  • Build your visual, verbal and written communication skills and your ability to reflect on and adapt to changing challenges and situations

Please click here for further details on the full degree programme.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the foundation year will allow you to progress directly onto the first year of the BA (Hons) Interior Design programme, which offers a wide variety of career opportunities.  For further details, please click here.

Length

Four years, comprised of one year of foundation studies, followed by three years of study at degree level.

Modules

Foundation Year

Term 1
Research
Ideas
Make

Term 2
In the second term, you will choose to take three out of the four modules listed below, designed to introduce specialist areas of study:

Fashion Design

Fashion Marketing

Interior Design

See foundation year module descriptions  

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Year 1

Communication Skills 1
Global Perspectives
Interior Design Principles 1-4
Interior Histories

Year 2
Communication Skills 2
Interior Design Practice 1-4
Interior Theories

Year 3
Interior Design Study
Major Design Project Feasibility
Major Design Project
Portfolio and Professional Studies

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Future start dates

18 September 2017

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Fees

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

 

Fees September 2017

Foundation year programme fee

Annual tuition fee: £11,650
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note that annual tuition fees for the degree-level years of this programme always reflect the standard degree fees. Also note that fees only cover the standard academic year (September-May) and that Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

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Academic requirements

For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.

All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:

  • US High School Diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • HAVO
  • Six WAECs with grades A-C (1-6)
  • Realschulabschluß
  • Apolytirion of Gymnasio
  • Attestat
  • Bachillerato (from Central and South America)

If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme.  For further information, please consult the BA (Hons) Interior Design programme page.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 5.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course at RUL and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us to: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.

If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.

If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Study methods

Teaching staff on the programme have a wide range of expertise in the areas of retail, commercial, residential, exhibition and furniture design and have worked with high profile clients ranging from internet companies to department stores.  Their expertise is reflected in the content of the curriculum.

You will be taught in small classes in a studio environment.  Your learning will be largely project-based, and will be enhanced by methods such as individual tutorials, group critiques, seminar presentations, discussion groups, and team teaching.

Live project work experience is given by tutors who are industry professionals, and guest lecturers will provide you with valuable links with industry and business practices.

Programme Team

The Interior Design team at Regent's is arguably the best in the country. Our team is made up of expert academics and industry-leading professionals with years of high-level experience to ensure that you receive the best education in interior design available.

Assessment structure

Student work is assessed in a formative and summative manner throughout each module.

Feedback will be given to students individually, or in a group critique where appropriate, verbally or through written assessment and feedback sheets.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 01 February 2017

 

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Key information

Name
Interior Design
Qualification
BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
Level
Foundation
UCAS Code
W250
Study mode
Full time
Duration
4 years
Tuition fees
£11,650 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
No
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

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