Spatial Design

Spatial designers are the designers of human experience – creating interiors, objects and interactions that shape our engagement with the world in which we live. They direct how we enter, navigate, interface with and inhabit our everyday environments, from intimate personal spaces to our experience engagement with public and commercial venues. The spatial designer focuses on understanding human requirements, behaviour and response to inform their design choices, ensuring a coherent experience is delivered to the end user, client or consumer.

During the course, you will develop your practical design and transferable skills through a series of hands-on projects.

Working as part of a team, you will gradually develop your own specialist interests and skills so that by the time you reach your final year, you are able to focus on a major self-directed design project, perhaps with a particular career path in mind.

To help you develop your work, you will have access to a range of specialist resources in our Art and Design Academy, including PC and Mac computing suites, printmaking facilities, 3D construction workshops with both traditional and rapid prototyping machinery, fashion construction workshops and a photography studio.

Teaching will take the form of practical workshops, theoretical lectures and seminars, CAD sessions, educational visits and talks from industry practitioners. There is a focus on peer learning so you will be expected to give presentations and take part in studio ‘crits’. You will have plenty of one-to-one contact with your tutors, either while you are working in the studio or in tutorials, but as the course progresses, you are expected to spend as much as 60% of your study time working independently. This becomes particularly important when you start to work on career-focused projects and placements.

Read more about our BA Spatial Design here.