BA (HONS) INTERIOR DESIGN TOP-UP
The BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree in Interior Design consists of the final 3 modules of the BA (Hons) Interior Design Degree. It is the perfect progression route for students who have completed a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Interior Design, either with NDA or from a different university or college.
Direct Entry students are always welcome. After one further year of study FdA graduates can top-up their degree to a full Bachelor’s Degree with Honours. They can continue to study flexibly online, alongside their career or family and even choose their own start date.
You can enrol at anytime – choose your own start date! No Terms or Semesters – study when convenient for you
One of the following is required to study this degree:
- NDA Foundation Degree (FdA) in any subject
- Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, 3D & Spatial Design, or other relevant design subject studied at another institution
- Equivalent international qualification in a relevant design subject
- We welcome applications from mature students with a CV showing extensive interior design experience plus one example from your portfolio of a design project you have completed to include visuals/plans/sample boards/drawings etc.
If you are unsure about entry requirements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximately 12 months – flexible (maximum of 3 years).
You will not have to take an exam! Your tutor will assess your assignments as you submit them throughout the course and your portfolio is moderated by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) External Examiner.
Each Module is self-contained, and has its own assessment, it has distinctive educational objectives and clearly defined content.
Your degree certificate will be issued by the University and is identical to those of students who study on-campus.
All successful NDA degree students can join us for a wonderful graduation ceremony as part of the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). This is always a wonderful day and it is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family, whilst also offering you a chance to reflect on all that you have achieved.
About the Course
BA (Hons) Interior Design Top-Up awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
– Those who have graduated from a Foundation Degree (FdA) or similar qualification who wish to improve their skills to a professional level and enter a career in interior design or start their own practice.
– Those who have been working as an interior designer at a senior level and would like the recognition of a degree qualification may gain entry through submission of their CV and a professional portfolio.
This BA (Hons) Final Year Top-Up degree is studied part-time, flexibly online through our specially created Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) via the internet using your computer. Here you can access numerous links to wonderful interior design schemes and interior designers of note. You can also join the lively discussions on the NDA Student Forum, make new friends from around the world and you can contact your personal tutor direct as often as you wish. The majority of NDA students complete their BA (Hons) Final Year Top Degree in approximately one year but this is flexible according to your study plan.
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You can become a freelance interior designer, start your own interior design practice or work as a qualified interior designer within an established interior design or architectural practice.
Your final progression from a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours is to our Master’s Degree. Successful BA (Hons) graduates who would like to enter a career in Design Management or wish to start their own professional interior design practice will be offered a place on our Master’s Degree in Interior Design (MA) with a generous NDA Progression Scholarship for reduced tuition fees.
With a Master’s Degree your career can be at management level. Other options include: interiors home staging, show home design, design journalism, exhibition design, lighting design or retail buyer for interior related areas.
Because the National Design Academy is a Non-Profit Organisation we are able to offer the LOWEST tuition fees and generous Progression Scholarships to all continuing NDA students.
UK Students have access to student loans to cover the full cost of their degree.
Students who pay their own fees receive a discount for one payment or they can make monthly payments to spread the cost.
What Will I Study?
Within this Module, an area of study will be selected in consultation with your tutor and a title for discussion identified. Your tutor will advise you on the scale of your selected area of study and ensure that there is sufficient available material for you to research. You will then undertake an in-depth literature search and conduct any primary research followed by a review of your data and an analysis of its potential within your project. Finally, you will interpret and present your findings. Interpretation is essential as it shows the ability to evaluate and draw conclusions rather than simply reproducing the evidence which has been gathered.
This Module is a double-length Module (60 credits) based upon clear proposals with specific criteria established in discussion with your tutor. You will liaise with your tutor to agree a title and area of study followed by approval of the client brief. This practice-based assignment includes the presentation of a completed interior design project comprising; plans, visuals, presentation boards, development sketches and product specifications, supported by an element of critical evaluation.