Course summary

Entry onto the BA (Hons) Interior Design Level 6 course allows students to complete a full bachelor's qualification as well as broadening their understanding of commercial design

The BA Hons Interior Design Level 6 is the next step up after a Foundation Degree, Diploma HE or equivalent or for those who have attained a degree in the Architecture of the Arts who wish to build on previous experience and skills within the Interior Design Industry.

Validated by University of Brighton

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Great reasons to apply

  • Gain a full Bachelors qualification to expand your commercial career opportunities in larger commercial agencies and the international arena
  • Focus on commercial design, professional practice and industry regulations ensuring you achieve the highest industry standards within even the most complex design projects
  • The course offers collaboration with practising professionals providing you with great industry insight.
  • Benefit from industry focused, live projects providing real-world value to your professional portfolio. 

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Course details


Studying on this course offers a genuinely collaborative learning experience with practising members of the design industry. Having a fully-accredited BA (Hons) Degree will greatly assist students with their future career in Interior Design as it will expand your commercial career opportunities. A graduate can start their own commercial design business or join a design or architectural practice as a qualified Commercial Interior Designer.

A series of lectures and seminars are given by industry professional design consultants mechanical, electrical and structural engineers, along with environmental and contract consultants.

Design Projects briefs are based on real sites within London, with challenging yet rewarding project briefs. Previous projects including the lobby of the Bank of America in Canary Wharf, a restaurant in Saville Row and a pop-up exhibition in Shoreditch – giving students first-hand experience of professional design practices. 

Students studying full time can expect to receive extensive tutor support and personalised supervision throughout their time at KLC.

The BA (Hons) tutor team is committed to providing the highest level of education necessary to practice and succeed in the profession. The KLC BA course provides a unique, current, diverse and engaging learning experience, preparing students for careers in larger commercial agencies and the international arena. - Sam Butterfield, Course Leader

The course is two days a week for one year, split across three terms, however, please note that there are no half term breaks. During the three days not in class, students are expected to manage their time working on various design tasks and dissertation work on their dissertation and projects with the guidance of a KLC tutor who is available to help via email.

Course Dates

12 September 2022 - 30 June 2023

BA (Hons) Interior Design (Level 6 Diploma)

Validated by the University of Brighton

1 Year

Commercial design and multidisciplinary interior design practices

Study Hours
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10.00– 16.00
Monday, Thursday & Friday, self-directed home study

"Lectures from those at the forefront of the industry have really inspired me to think beyond the usual and consider the wider design world The best thing about studying at KLC has been the amount of dedicated tutor time that we receive and peer reviews. The environment is supportive and feedback is specific to your project " Clare Stone

Course units

Term One

Design Project 1 - Design Concept and Design Development
Dissertation - 5,000 Word Historical and Critical Dissertation
Report 1 - Professional Practice and Business Administration
Report 2 - Construction, Technology and Environment

The course starts with a 3 day beginner’s course using REVIT, the latest drawing software in the industry. This is utilised along with In Design and Photoshop to communicate a design proposal in response to the first design brief. Lectures and workshops on professional practice and the legislative framework, which correlate with design projects, provide insight into working as a designer. The first term also covers topics such as the natural world, sustainability and the environmental impact of the building industry, and ethical design issues in relation to the built environment.  Lectures, seminars and tutorials help students in their approach to the design dissertation, through exploring creative ways of researching by using different symbolic modes of representation, vis-à-vis images, moving-images, movement, etc., to consider practice in a conceptual way and how research is designed.

Term Two

Design Project 2 - Design - Synthesis and Resolution - Social Design
Dissertation/Reports - Continued and Finalised

This term starts with an advanced REVIT course, introducing students to 3D digital modelling. Seminars, pin-ups, peer reviews, lectures and workshops on construction, technology, the environment, professional practice and dissertations continue to inform and inspire students to progress within design practice. A number of industry experts, such as site inspectors and quantity surveyors, describe their roles and responsibilities and how they work with designers and design teams on and off-site. This and the third term’s absorbing and challenging design project characterises a design proposal that aims to achieve a positive effect on society. Design challenges will increase students’ skills during which design solutions will evolve by demonstrating high levels of design literacy and critical thinking.   Students will present work at a professional level through sketches, diagrams, visuals, drawings etc. using creative techniques coherent to the design proposal.

Term Three

Design Project 2 

In the last term, students will develop and finalise their design proposal. On completion and presentation of the final project, they will be attending a series of introduction days with suppliers, manufacturers and professionals from the commercial interior design sector. Throughout the course, the Career Service offers 1-2-1 sessions for portfolio and CV advice, internships and interviews. The course culminates in a final, celebratory Exhibition and Graduation Ceremony, attended by prominent designers and professionals from the interior design industry.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the BA year despite the intense workload and steep learning curve. It is a very professionally geared course that has helped me endlessly!" Vanessa Balinska

How to apply

We are continuing to take new applications and conducting phone or video interviews for entry onto courses starting this September 2020. All course fee payments, including the deposit, are covered by our no-quibble money-back guarantee if this course is cancelled for any reason.

Please refer to our Student Protection Plan.

Internal applicants

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External applicants 

External applicants will require an interview for this course, so please complete the Request an Interview form or contact our Admissions team to book your appointment.

To prepare for your interview, you will be asked to complete the following:

  • Interview forms, including education and career history
  • Provide a digital portfolio

All applicants will be required to complete a 500-word Dissertation Proposal.

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Entry Requirements

Internal applicants can progress on to the BA (Hons) subject to successful completion of:

  • Foundation Degree Interior Design (Levels 4 & 5)
  • Diploma Interior Design (Level 5)

along with an endorsement from their Course Leader.

External applicants will require:

  • Level 5 Foundation Degree FdA or equivalent in a design-related subject area
    (i.e. Higher National Diploma / Level 5 qualification)
  • A digital portfolio of work demonstrating a variety of skills, including evidence of technical drawing and computer-aided design programmes

Applicants should also have the necessary computer skills for a degree level course and students are required to have a PC laptop computer.

We are able to accept international applicants onto this course, subject to the following:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (
  • Successful application for a Tier 4 Visa

Please see our information Student Visas and the government’s Tier 4 Visa webpage for full details on how to apply for this visa.

NOTE: Tier 4 Students sponsored by KLC have permission to work depending on the level of their study. Students following our BA (Hons) are permitted to work 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during term break

Please contact our Admissions Team on 20 7376 3377 or if you need any further information or advice about the Entry Requirements for this course.


Fees and Funding

Home/EU/International fee


An Instalment Plan is available for this course

Course start date: 12 September 2022

Enrolment fee: £1,200 non-refundable but deductible from the overall fees.

Followed by 4 payments of: £3,020

  01 July 2022 £3,020
  01 September 2022 £3,020
  01 December 2022 £3,020
  01 March 2023 £3,020


  • Please make a careful note of our refund policies, so that you are clear about what you might expect in the event of cancellation.
  • Each instalment includes a charge of £76.25 for using this facility.


Alumni and careers


  • Vanessa Balinska graduated from our BA (Hons) Interior Design degree in July 2014 after winning numerous awards at the graduation ceremony 
  • Thomas Capezzone now works in property and hotel development and recently completed a new 5-star Hotel in the French Alps 


Throughout the course, KLC's dedicated Careers service ensures BA Hons students are educated on CV preparation, portfolio presentation, online profiles and professional practice. Students will benefit from multiple 1-to-1 careers sessions helping to facilitate graduate job placements and career entry including access to the KLC Online Jobs Board. After graduation, Careers and Alumni support is provided on an ongoing basis.

Out of the onsite BA (Hons) students who used the Careers Service in 2018/19, 100% are now working in the industry.


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