The MA Interior and Spatial Design course at University of the Arts London (UAL) 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.
What to expect
- To address issues about what constitutes space and spatial practice and how we inhabit, experience and remember space
- To develop sensibilities about observing, reflecting and intervening in existing and speculative situations both interior and exterior
- To be asked to position yourself and your practice in a conscious contemporary environment that responds to current aesthetic, political and social situations. We do not expect students to be passive in their actions
- To follow an iterative approach to projects in order to encourage understanding and critical reflection
- To become autonomous in your decision making and progression towards an individual identity
- To have access to Camberwell's shared workshops that include printmaking, photography, film, moving image, digital, plastic, ceramics, wood and metalwork.
Exploring and understanding research led practice
- To make a presentation of your previous portfolio and share and exchange the ideas and techniques used with your new peers
- The Unit 1 brief defines a sequence of short activities and exercises to support the clarification and on-going definition of your own research interests. The direction of your research will emerge from an idea of what aspect of spatial practice you are particularly interested in exploring across the year
Contextualising research led practice
- To refine and focus your research led proposal through tests and experiments. These may be in the field, conceptual, digital or physical as appropriate
- To define a clear direction and parameters for your practice and writing. It is important to recognise that the timescales available mean that a suitable depth of work will only arise from a focused area of study within a broad topic
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
DisciplinesDesign Interior Design View 524 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
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
This should be about 500 words long and include:
- Your reasons for choosing the course
- Your current creative practice and how this will help with your future plans
- If you do not have any formal academic qualifications please describe your relevant education and experience
International26660 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26660 GBP per year during 15 months.
National12650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12650 GBP per year during 15 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.