University of Derby
Interior Architecture and Venue Design BA (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Interior Architecture and Venue Design BA (Hons) at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Architecture.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Architecture

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Architecture at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £23500 £27000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £25000 £21000 - £28000 £22000 - £32000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Architecture

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23131 £25010 £28792
25-75 percentile range £20700 - £25694 £19794 - £30100 £23742 - £35267

Course Description

Learn to develop striking three-dimensional spaces on this accredited interior architecture and venue design degree. From bars to hotels, live performance spaces to museums, you’ll cover a wide range of venue designs on this accredited course featuring industry placements and an excellent employment record.

  • KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:
  • ACCREDITATION: This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), so you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become professionally qualified.
  • STRONG EMPLOYER LINKS: This course is designed with the help of employers, so it is focused on preparing you to hit the ground running from day one in your career. Our associations span major names such as Akarstudios, Virgin Atlantic, Interserve, Benoy Architects, Jacobs, Bouygues UK, Pick Everard, Lathams, WCAC Group, Maber, Morrisons Design Ltd., CPMG and Akar Studios, and Millar Management.

Our industry partnerships mean that you will have the chance to see real-world projects at first hand and go on study trips in the UK and Europe. You will also be inspired by guest lectures delivered by experts from industry.

  • LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: During your studies, you will be constantly challenged to conceptualise, investigate and develop the design of three-dimensional spaces. You will work on real-world projects based upon actual sites and go on study trips. On top of all that, your work will be highly visible because we encourage you to enter exhibitions –locally and in London.
    • WORK EXPERIENCE: The optional year in industry could be an unforgettable and CV-transforming experience; previous students have been to Los Angeles and Singapore.
    • EXPERT TEACHING: We foster an ethos where you will produce socially, culturally and environmentally responsive design proposals, drawing upon best practice and the wide-ranging expertise of our teaching teams.
    • WHAT YOU'LL COVER:
    • Throughout your studies, you will gain a thorough understanding of the ways in which architectural and interior design histories and theories, as well as existing physical and cultural contexts, inform design processes, programmes and proposals. In your third year, you will also get to carry out an Integrated Design Project.
    • HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:
    • You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you develop your presentation and communication skills, which are essential for professional practice.
    • YOUR CAREER
    • Our amazing employment record should reassure you of your prospects. There are plenty of employment opportunities for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Venue Design graduates, ranging from generic architectural or interior design to venue project management and technical consultancy. Our links with companies like Lathams, WCAC Group, Maber, and Morrisons Design Ltd., will ensure you are well-connected and able to break into this industry.

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) the professional body for design with free student membership and leading to Associate Membership (Assoc. CSD).

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) the professional body for design with free student membership and leading to Associate Membership (Assoc. CSD).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Interior Architecture and Venue Design BA (Hons) at University of Derby

65% Business and public service associate professionals
20% Elementary occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Caring personal services

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Interior Architecture and Venue Design, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Interior Architecture and Venue Design BA (Hons)

EU £14900 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14900 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Derby in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Derby in related subject specific rankings.

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #30 
    • #38 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #35 
    • #44 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 20 university rankings of University of Derby

About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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undergraduates:
13155
postgraduates:
2515
Total:
15670
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