The Year in Review
BA (Hons) Interior Design
Words by Ben Salter, Course Leader
The past year has seen significant change for the way we live our lives and how we use our spaces. Whilst this has been a challenge, it has also provided significant opportunities for our students to readdress the world from both practical and conceptual perspectives.
The final year of study enables students to focus their knowledge and understanding as it relates to their own individual career plans. We have seen some important issues explored through their work such as sustainability, inclusivity, the redefinition of the workplace and the promotion of the arts and multiculturalism in our communities.
During the initial phase of scoping their Signature Projects this year students also took part in an international competition titled Alternate Realities. This enabled them to experiment with visual concepts and explore their area of interest from a more extreme perspective.
The second term sees the start of the realisation of the Signature Projects informed by practical materials experimentation and in-depth user group studies. The development and detailed design stages of their projects were supported with industry experts from around the world, through presentations, workshops, and guest lectures.
Alongside developing their design expertise and refining their professional skills in the final term many students have undertaken self-initiated projects and began internships and work placements, with several leading to employment before the end of the term.
The creative opportunities explored this year have provided significant potential for our students to express their ideas and beliefs about design. The development of the professionalism and knowledge needed to join the creative industries.
We look forward to watching our graduates enter their profession, and I would personally like to congratulate them on all their successes now, and in the future.