Interior and Spatial Design, M.A. | Chelsea College of Art and Design | London, United Kingdom
15 months
29330 GBP/year
13910 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Interior and Spatial Design program at the Chelsea College of Art and Design is committed to the critical investigation of space through the theoretical and practical research interests and activities of our students.


About Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design

The MA Interior and Spatial Design course has developed a distinctive identity born from our fluid position as designers in an ‘art school’ environment, coupled with our contemporary view of experimental spatial practice and the blurring of disciplinary boundaries. 

With a bias towards research-led practice, all students on the course are encouraged along a path of personal critical discovery, starting with an initial area of individual research interest. 

We believe that all spatial practice should be considered as a form of performance based on ideas of context, narrative and experience and above all intention. The latter is considered a fundamental aspect of design practice whether using empirical prototypes or developing philosophical positions. 

We have a particular expertise in the experiential and sensorial aspects of what it means to inhabit space and interact with our environment. We consider both physical and virtual space as equally valid forms of experience. We work with existing structures both internally and externally, with film and video, and between digital and analogue. Alongside this we value making, drawing, discourse and text as equivalent and complimentary forms of expression and representation.  

The course encourages and facilitates cross disciplinary activity. We provide opportunities for working on live projects and working on collaborations with practitioners in various fields. 

There is scope within the course structure to negotiate the nature of your practice and what constitutes a suitable portfolio submission at each unit conclusion. In this regard, there is scope for a bias to develop in writing, film making or other form of practice as well as the more usual installation or design proposition.


Graduates from MA Interior and Spatial Design have an excellent record of gaining employment in both architectural and design practices, while our other course alumni either continue their practice as fine artists, have architectural books published or make furniture.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Analysis of Practice and Exploration of Methodologies
  • Development and Consolidation
  • Resolution
  • Studio practice and Advanced studio practice, which run sequentially
  • Theoretical studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio of work

Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29330 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    13910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13910 GBP per year during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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