Work in dedicated design studio spaces as you discover the diverse nature of the field, developing your own unique style and portfolio as well as creative and practical specialisms.
Why study Spatial and Interior Design at Kent?
Your course, your way: Study all aspects of Spatial and Interior Design, from digital modelling and hands on sketch and scale model to transforming existing urban spaces and designing temporary or ephemeral architecture for festivals, celebrations and promotions. Access fantastic facilities: Our specialist spaces include modern design and dedicated model workshops; laser-cutting facilities; computer studio and labs; a digital hub; and a Digital Crit Space for presenting designs which includes 75-inch Clevertouch screens. Get career ready: Produce live briefs for a range of clients in real-work situations and develop your capacity to showcase the World Economic Forum’s ‘Top 10 Job Skills of Tomorrow’. You can also work in industry, spend a year abroad or add a year in Computing, Journalism or a Language to your degree to increase employability. Explore Canterbury: Our modern city is a hub for creatives yet historically and architecturally diverse enough to inspire your projects. Placed in the heart of rural Kent, you can travel to London in under an hour by train, and coastal beaches are a bus ride away. Join our community: As part of the School of Architecture, you can attend guest lectures and research seminars with industry professionals or join the student-run Kent Architectural Students Association (KASA) and help organise social events, design competitions and the End of Year Show
What you'll learn
You will explore different cultural perspectives on design and understand how creative agencies operate globally. You will learn how to exploit the digital age, developing a responsive practice where you are proficient working in 2D, 3D and 4D – with moving images. By the end of your course, you will be fully prepared for a career in Spatial and Interior Design within the expanding multidisciplinary opportunities in the Creative Industries.
See the modules you'll study
We have partnerships with universities around the world, offering you the chance to study abroad for a term. Rising to the challenge of living in another country and immersing yourself in a different culture is a rewarding experience and demonstrates to potential employers that you are independent and flexible in your outlook.
Year in industry
It is also possible to undertake a year’s placement in industry either at home or abroad, gaining experience working in a professional environment. We offer support and advice to help you find a placement either in the design industry or other sectors such as charities, arts organisations and architectural practices.
Our staff bring with them a broad range of experience, from our expert academic staff to our highly qualified technicians and practising professionals. Together they support, develop, challenge and inspire you throughout your studies.
We use a variety of teaching methods including practical and technical workshops, performance platforms, seminars, lectures and group projects.
Knowledge and understanding