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Art & Design

An Introduction to Interior Design

 
  • Note: this course group is full. Email summer.university@tees.ac.uk to check for availability.
 

Course overview

Interior design encompasses function, fashion, colour, light, materials and decoration. You are introduced to the key principles and language of interior design – from interpreting the brief to realising and communicating creative ideas.

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

You learn through weekly video group lectures on Microsoft Teams, online research and development, and independent study time. Tutor support is available during the specified weekly times through Teams, email, and the University's online learning platform Blackboard.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- the stages of a professional interior design project
- contexts of contemporary interior design
- the creative process and concept development
- using colour, lighting, scale and materials
- exploring the using of space, planning and circulation
- project presentations and reflective summary.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through the development and presentation of your personal project (100%).

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should be competent in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Experience of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) is desirable but not essential. You have access to Adobe Creative Suite for the duration of the course, but this course does not teach how to use industry-standard software. You produce digital mood boards and project work using any of the above software packages. Access to a Pinterest account is desirable.

Required equipment
- access to Microsoft Teams
- tape measure
- paper/sketch book
- pencil
- standard ruler.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm