This NC in Architecture and Interior Design will focus on the role of the designer responsible for designing the visual aesthetics and functionality of interior space. This course reflects the changes and emerging markets of the architecture and creative industries sectors, providing candidates with an insight into new innovative working practices, exploratory media handling, sustainable design, and building regulation.
It will provide you with an opportunity to engage in a learning experience that offers a mix of architecture and interior design practice, and creative interdisciplinary working knowledge of the architecture and interior design sectors.
The course is a preparation for employment or future study in these areas by allowing you to develop your critical thinking capacity and reflective evaluation process within a technically challenging and innovative learning environment. It will also enable you to develop specific skills in relation and accordance with the social aspect of buildings.
- We aim to provide candidates with opportunities to develop awareness of how the subject specialisms Interior Design and Architecture can be successfully integrated to meet the requirement of changing industry requirements.
- You will develop specialist skills through a range of motivational learning, teaching and assessment styles to achieve your full potential by: developing a positive attitude to your own learning; encouraging flexibility and working cooperatively with others; and providing a unique holistic learning experience within specialist studios.
How Course Is Assessed:
- This a practical studio based course where your work will be assessed by portfolio submission.
- A minimum of four Standard Grades at General Level or above, including Art and Design and English (or equivalent)
- BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma or NC SCQF Level 5 in a related
- Subject to portfolio and successful interview
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- We have a variety of exciting and engaging Art and Design courses at the College and we are keen to meet candidates on recruitment days to learn about you as an individual.
- You will need to consider that we may ask you questions at interview about your knowledge of your chosen subject and why you are interested in Architecture and Interior Design.
- Essentially we want to know more about you and what makes you ‘tick’ creatively. In order to fully gauge your creativity we will not only offer you an interview but will ask you to make a portfolio submission of your recent practical and contextual Art and Design work.
- All applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates sound drawing skills and an understanding of the creative process in sketchbooks and larger scale imagery.
- Potential applicants should take note that the selection decision and emphasis is based on the portfolio assessment and interview rather than specific qualification grades. Portfolios could include loose drawings, prints, paintings, design work or photographs, drop mounted on A1 white cartridge paper.
- 3D or larger scale work can either be photographed and drop mounted on A1 white cartridge or, if a suitable scale, brought to interview.
- Try to include a variety of work that shows creative potential and imagination as well as sound drawing skills. Strong portfolios usually include sketchbooks showing visual research and development using a wide variety of media and approaches.
- We encourage candidates to include Historical and contextual references in the form of notebooks and formal essays. Please ensure all bookwork and essays are clearly labelled with your name and contact details. Candidates should present their work in a suitable A1 portfolio case clearly labelled with their name and address on the outside.
- Simple A1 folios can be made out of card - please do not submit work rolled up. If candidates do not have a portfolio of work from either school or personal study we have introductory courses that are ideal to help you build up a portfolio that is suitable for progressing onto higher level courses the following year.
- However we still need to be able to judge your Art and Design ability and potential, therefore all candidates without a portfolio should undertake the tasks bellow and bring the drawings to interview.
- DRAWING PROJECT
- Research and Investigation: Consider a variety of different objects. Natural Form e.g. shells, plants (botanic gardens), fruits/vegetables. Man-made e.g. kitchen utensils, musical instruments, shoes/boots, clothing.
- Your research should be a record of primary source material (drawing from the actual object(s)). The aim is to make a variety of drawings on the same theme using different kinds of drawing materials (pencil/pen/charcoal/crayon/pastel). You will try to recreate in as realistic a way as possible the same form structure, texture and colour of the object(s) using line tone and colour (where relevant). Candidates without a portfolio should complete a minimum of 6 drawings as above and bring them on the interview date.
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