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An Introduction to Housing Design and Interior Architecture


Course overview

Interior architecture encompasses the creative, technical and material creation of primarily commercial interior environments. A growth area is the commercial development of housing for a variety of markets including student accommodation, the elderly and to improve accessibility and sustainability. This course introduces you to the key concepts and language of interior architecture from brief to realisation and methods of visualising and communicating your creative ideas.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in early-mid April 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

Where you study

Teesside University, Middlesbrough Campus

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Course details

What you study

Module Aims
- To develop an understanding of the key principles and contexts of interior architecture and design.
- To develop the knowledge and practical skills in housing design, design thinking and processes, and methods for the development of design solutions.
- To provide opportunities for students to research materials, methods and principles related to housing design and apply these to their creative design ideas.
- To encourage a reflective approach to learning.

Indicative Content
- Contexts of contemporary architecture, housing, people and design.
- An introduction to design visualisation, plans, elevations and sections.
- Using materials, colour, lighting, scale and considering building regulations.
- Creating spatial environments, planning and circulation
Project presentation and reflective learning.

The key knowledge of the discipline will be introduced through a programme of interactive lectures followed by workshop/studio sessions that enable students to build and develop ideas and skills. Tutors will be available throughout the module and to offer specific advice and support on individual learning and assessment and offer formative feedback during the project development.

How you are assessed

The module will be assessed through a portfolio of creative work (100%).


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is assumed and you are encouraged to explore a range of ideas, processes, and methods while you complete a negotiated design project.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced early-mid April 2020