Interior and Spatial Design - BA (Hons) [Top-Up]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Art and Design

Attendance Full-Time


The aim of the course is to facilitate the commercial application of ideas and concepts through a professional standard portfolio of work that demonstrates practical industry knowledge and understanding via contact with the sector.

The BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design offers the opportunity for you to work with industry professionals and develop a specific career path in order to successfully progress into industry. You begin the course with a breadth of experience from specialist design disciplines with industry experienced, skilled tutors, instructors and academics on hand to support the carrying out of project work. You will research and design your own project brief that is aligned to market intelligence and responds to the changing shape of the interior, architectural and design industries, and see it through to completion.

So if you want to establish yourself as a professional practitioner your project will be carefully researched to make sure it takes you a step closer to realising your ambitions. The programme will build on your strengths and further develop the skills and interests you had at Foundation Degree Level or on an existing BA course. You will have access to the specialist equipment and resources available in college. We also encourage you to explore the equipment on offer through local facilities, as this will help to prepare for life after graduation.

Graduates of the programme embark on rich and varied career paths within interior, architectural, product, styling and furniture industries either working for themselves as sole traders or applying their skills, experience and knowledge to a range of roles within organisations on both residential and commercial projects.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Mandela Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The course provides the opportunity and flexibility for students to study the full three-year programme (in combination with FdA Interior and Spaital Design) or to top up a level 5 qualification with a final-year BA (Hons).
It is also possible for those with considerable industry experience to study for the same qualification using the RPL route. This means using professional work to gain accreditation for a degree level qualification.
The BA (Hons) completion award is ideal for students who want the freedom to innovate and develop their own project work and are happy to be largely self-directed.
We welcome applicants from practitioners, entrepreneurs and students from all related disciplines who wish to undertake award programme.

Qualification Gained

On successfully completing the course, you will gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Interior and Spatial Design awarded by NCG

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

• Project Proposal – individual aims / professional aspirations
• Project Planning – research into industry standards
• Project Development – concept and design development
• Project Realisation – final outcomes / professional portfolio
• Dissertation – 5-7000 words
For those students progressing directly onto level 6 from a Foundation Degree or an equivalent, you are strongly advised to build in a work-based component, which could include freelance work, a work placement, live briefs or client based projects. Such work-based learning could form the basis of your project work.

Learning Methods

We aim to provide high quality learning opportunities using a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies. Methods vary from practical studio delivery to seminar, case-studies, work-based learning and team learning. Underlying this is a philosophy of initial support leading to greater independence in your skills acquisition and use. Work experience opportunities and industry-led projects and collaborations are features of the course.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through the outcomes of the modules you will study. A range of practical and theoretical activities will determine your final grades.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree or Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education).
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or the nationally recognised equivalent.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.