Interior and Spatial Design
The BA Interior and Spatial Design will be the host course for the Semester Interior and Spatial Design Program. The BA course encourages students to engage critically with contemporary design through projects conducted in a studio environment that promote the conceptual and practical skills required of interior design and spatial design professionals.
Working with existing buildings and spaces, students explore different possibilities for habitation and use. The BA course engages critically with contemporary design and focuses on designing complex architectural spaces, discreet multi-media installations and sensory environments. Chelsea's vibrant art college context is vital in providing opportunities to uncover overlapping concerns between the different disciplines being taught within the College.
A wide-ranging theory program encourages individual enquiry and debate and deepens the understanding of design issues, while professional practice is developed through participation in external competitions, live projects and a lively evening lecture program. Semester Study Abroad students will have the opportunity to become involved in these activities.
The Semester Study Abroad program explores spatial concerns from a less traditional paper-based point of view, using time-based digital media, creative exploration and directly constructed interventions.
The program will be delivered by a series of assessed projects - 4 will be mandatory.
Students will be able to select other modules to complete their required credits.
Minimum Equivalent US Credit value 12 - Maximum Equivalent US Credit value 16.
See some of the BA Interior and Spatial Design work at:
- Design Module 1 - Site Specific Practice
This module concerns the examination and detailed understanding of the nature of site.
- Design Module 2 - Critical Spatial Practice
This unit concerns the planning of a sequence of architectural spaces.
- Design Module 3 - City Studio
Explore and document the city as a site for exploration and critical development.
- Theory Module 4 - European Modernism
Deepen your understanding of the theoretical context in which design operates.
- Theory Module 5 - Invention of the Architect
Exploring the development of architectural discourse from an anthropological point of view.
- Field Trip Module 6 - Barcelona
5 day trip exploring and documenting the city.
- Field Trip Module 7 - Paris, Berlin, Rome
Self-directed trip to visit houses and buildings described in the European Modernism Series.
- Practice Module 8 - Model Making
Learn the skills of the professional model maker.
- Practice Module 9 - Digital Practice
Learn to use various digital software programs.