BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures

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Interior Design and Environment Architectures is the design and re-design of existing spaces. This course engages with interiors and pushes the boundaries of how we can make and re-make environments whilst considering the experience of the user.

This course is a fusion of architecture and interior design. It deals specifically with public and private commercial spaces within an urban environment. You will explore the impact of materials, technology, structures and form. You will study the design and rehabilitation of buildings, the technical aspects of construction, and how architecture relates to the notions of live, work and relax. You will develop your skills through a mixture of problem-based learning, design studio tutoring, workshops and traditional teaching. To prepare you for the profession, we put an emphasis on cross-disciplinary practice and live competition briefs. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring further industry perspectives to the course.

Interior architecture graduates often go on to design the rehabilitation and extension of existing buildings, or the creation of new built environments. You could find yourself working in architectural and urban consultancy, workplace design, housing research, and retail planning or community development.

Ravensbourne architecture courses approved by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Two of Ravensbourne’s architecture courses have been prescribed as fulfilling the requirements needed to gain part one of a three part architecture qualification from ARB, the UK’s architects regulator.
BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEA) will gain this qualification from Friday 1 June 2018 ensuring current first and second year students qualify with this on graduation. This qualification is part of a suite of qualifications which can be used for the purposes of registration as an architect in the UK. There is also a BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture course which completes the full architecture programme.
Associate Dean of Ravensbourne’s Department of Architecture, Layton Reid, said: “This is a fantastic achievement to gain this qualification from ARB".

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Course details



3 years full time

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Validating body

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the following (or equivalent) UK or international qualifications:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

Tuition fee information

Admission queries: 


  • Interior/Architecture designers
  • Rehabilitation and extension of existing buildings
  • The creation of new built environments
  • Small scale public realm interventions
  • Design of interactive virtual spaces
  • Detail design and small scale production
  • Urban consultancy
  • Workplace designers
  • Event designers
  • Exhibition designers
  • Commercial development
  • Culture projects
  • Retail and leisure
  • Heritage matters
  • Community development
  • International project development
  • Retail design/planning

What your course will look like


You will be continually assessed through preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.

Year 1

You will build skills in communication and representation, construction and dual use environment. Alongside this, you will begin to think about your own design and angles on problems of the built environment. We encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research.

Year 2

You will gain greater understanding of urban history and theory, urban design, and design for commercial and retail environments, as well as rehabilitation. This will allow you to enhance your practice and develop your approach to your design work. We set briefs that encourage you to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a design team.

Year 3

You will bring your learning together in a final negotiated major project, where you will investigate and make architectural design decisions. Alongside this, you will carry out a negotiated project in the form of a live brief. We ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. You will leave with a portfolio that shows your skills in areas in entry-level architecture.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Environment Design.


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Reasons to apply for this course

Reason 1

Unparalleled opportunities in a design specialist institution

Reason 2

State of the art facilities in an award winning building

Reason 3

Outstanding teaching from senior industry experts, with direct contacts to the professions and industry

Reason 4

An ambitious nurturing environment with an excellent employment rate

Reason 5

Challenging creative projects, that are contemporary and future facing

Reason 6

International profile, a renowned history of success, a top 10 world academic institution in its subject areas, based in London a dynamic world city

Key study topics

  • Future facing creative interior architectural design, experiment and exploration in new interior/architectural design and the re making of existing spaces
  • Architectural study tours abroad, looking at contemporary design
  • Opportunities to take part in international events and competitions
  • Live project opportunities
  • Parametric and computer generated design at the cutting edge
  • Latest techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping
  • Architectural and interior  history, theory and context
  • Business enterprise for design and regulatory frameworks
  • New developments in re use of existing buildings design
  • New developments in interior architecture/design projects around the world

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