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MAInterior Architecture and Design

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Through encouraging and promoting experiential learning, the MA Interior Architecture and Design course embraces the truth that designing is a creative adventure.

This twelve-month programme will enable you to form an understanding and appreciation of theoretical, practical and professional issues that are informing the evolution of contemporary interior architecture and design professional practice.

On the MA Interior Architecture and Design programme you will explore the distinctive qualities associated with the interiors of inhabited architecture.

By looking at the cultural, practical and atmospheric aspects of interiors created by architects, artists and designers, as an innovator you will be able to strategically develop creative interfaces and determine how users will perceive and behave in the spaces that your are conceiving.

Making speculative work is an important aspect of the programme. As individuals you will establish your professional identity as autonomous creative practitioners by blending philosophy, artistry and practicality in order to compose an interior design scenario that is future-focused and personally and culturally meaningful. By exploring innovative practices embedded within your own design process, this reflective practice will act as a stimuli for you to challenge existing assumptions about interior design and push the international platform for the profession forwards into new and versatile directions.

A key aspect of the course is that it will encourage a spirit of ‘internationalisation’, which will contribute to the establishment of a culturally rich, vibrant and diverse learning studio environment. Fostering the ambition of ‘life long learning’, you will create a dynamic continual development plan. This will allow you to draw on the expertise and global networks associated with the institution, reflecting the full spectrum of opportunities that can help you to enrich and nurture your career. Previous postgraduate students on the programme have been employed at leading international architectural practices as architects, interior designers, or as design lecturers in further and higher education institutions, with the pathway to postgraduate Doctoral PhD study also opened up as a result.

Career opportunities

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design boasts an extensive global network of collaborative partners offering exciting employment opportunities. Whether working in industry or research, our Alumni are employed in a range of careers that are connected to the creative industries. Our successful graduates have gone onto a range of international careers including:

- Interior Design – GSA – Sydney (Amerjit Siyan)
- Interactive Design – Birmingham City University (Tom Teby)
- Project Management – Chrysalis Design – Litchfield (Jordan Williams)
- Lecturing – University of Bahrain (Tamdher Alfahal)
- Academic Research – Heritage Research Officer – Leeds (Dr Jennie Gadsby)
- Design Journalism – PClady Digital Design – - Beijing (Dongman Zhu)
- Exhibition Designer – EDG Design – Shenzen (Hao Chen)
- Architecture – Glenn Howells Architects – Birmingham (Maria Paula Echevmp Jurado)

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States