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Interior Decoration & Styling (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)



What will I learn?

Our BA (Hons) Interior Decoration and Styling (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.On UCA’s BA (Hons) Interior Decoration and Styling course you’ll become a confident Interior Decoration and Styling professional with specialist knowledge of sustainable materials specification and contemporary design visualisation.Based in UCA Canterbury’s School of Architecture and Design, you’ll have the freedom to establish your own unique specialisms, such as materials specification and performance, or brand-led style composition and photography, and you will develop your own highly individualised design identity and style. Along the way you’ll have access to advanced forms of fabrication and testing, the latest scanning and VR technology, and a suite of traditional craft-based workshops, photography studios, and print facilities, all of which will allow you to bring your design proposals to life.You’ll learn from our team of expert academics and industry professionals and enjoy collaborative opportunities with students on our other courses, such as product and furniture design, and interior architecture. Through exploring real briefs and contexts, you’ll have the chance to engage with and show your work to established practitioners, and on graduation, you will become part of the school’s expanded network of mentors and career advisors.As part of the course, you'll benefit from interaction with industry through live project opportunities, masterclasses, and optionally - professional work experience placement, if you choose the Professional Practice Year pathway – building industry-relevant skills to ensure that you graduate ready for the workplace.

Which department am I in?

Architecture and Interior Design

Study options

Full time including foundation year (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,950.00 (US$ 20,447) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023



New Dover Road,



CT1 3AN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have one of the following: US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken in 2016 or later) of 1160 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken before 2016) of 1600 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus two or three Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus ACT scores of 24 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is a specialist institution offering leading courses across subjects in the arts, technology, and business.

  • 2nd largest provider of arts education in the UK
  • An hour or less from campus to central London
  • International student community from more than 90 countries
  • Best art and design university for research in UK (REF, 2021)

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