United Kingdom, Epsom

Interior Architecture & Design

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3500

During this course you will explore some fundamental principles of interior architecture and design. Over the course of the three weeks, this will enable you to design and construct some simple structures. Consideration of the relationship to the human body, material and physical presence will feature.

When you have completed your structures, you will photograph them in preparation for the final exhibition.

Target group

International Students

Course aim

Week one
You will be introduced to a range of creative processes and techniques to help you develop your design thinking. Combining drawing, photography and basic 3D assembly, you will explore scaled ideas for a simple structure in response to a particular design challenge.

At the end of week one you will have created a range of interior architecture and design test explorations to help define your project direction.

Week two
You will move up in scale to start testing the detail of component parts of your design, including its purpose, stability, material, connection junctions, texture, colour, pattern, communication and expression. You will continue to develop basic skills to support your project process, notably basic hand-build assembly.

By the end of week two you will have created a series of detail component studies to help inform your developing project direction.

Week three
You will focus on completing a finished structure at full scale, drawing upon, editing and developing the component studies from week two. The finished structure might take the form of an interior element such as furniture, product design, interior architectural feature or be a small architectural structure in its own right.

Once your structure is complete, you will consider its key qualities and capture this in a photoshoot. The culmination of the course will be an exhibition of your interior architecture and design project with a portfolio documentation of supporting work.

Fee info

GBP 3500: What's included?
- 12 days of academic teaching and creativity
- Accommodation for the full three weeks
- Airport pick-up and drop-off*
- Two meals a day provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)
- Cultural visits every Wednesday (including entry fees)
- Programme of optional social events during evenings and free weekend time**
- UCA International Summer School t-shirt.

*Only available on advertised dates from/to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport.

** Additional costs may apply to certain optional events.
GBP 3250: Early Bird - if booked before 18th March 2019.