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Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Spatial and Interior Design

Add technical skills to your artistic flair and take the first step towards a creative career
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Course overview

Spatial and interior design is an expanding field that offers rewarding and exciting careers for innovative creatives who have the skills to transform the spaces we live, work and socialise in.

You'll study all aspects of spatial and interior design, working in design studio spaces to develop your own style. You’ll learn how to thrive in the digital age, developing a responsive practice and gaining experience in 2D, 3D and 4D – with moving images. You'll develop your own style, discovering which creative and practical areas you want to specialise in. You’ll graduate with an extensive portfolio that not only showcases your creative, technical and problem-solving skills, but one that makes employers sit up and take notice.

Whether your future lies in working in the fixed spaces of retail and urban environments, designing temporary structures for festivals, or using your imagination to transform existing spaces for advertising and marketing campaigns, at Kent you'll gain the skills you need to realise your ambitions.

Why study Spatial and Interior Design at Kent?

Digital Crit Space

You'll present your designs in our Digital Crit Space, having created them in our modern design studios, model workshops, computer studio and labs.


Protect our world.

The United Nations 17 sustainability goals inform all your project briefs at Kent, helping you to build a sustainable world.

Get career ready.

Produce live briefs for a range of clients giving you a taste of what it's like to be a professional in the field. You can also opt to take a placement year.

Expand your horizons.

Boost your CV and improve your career prospects by studying abroad. You'll discover a new culture, learn a lot about yourself and have a fantastic time.

End-of-year show

In your final year, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your work to your peers but also to invited guests from the industry. A great chance to shine!

Everything you need to know about our Spatial and Interior Design course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

As you progress through the course, you'll develop your creative voice and technical skills as well as work on live briefs.

How you'll study

We use a variety of teaching methods including practical and technical workshops, performance platforms, seminars, lectures and group projects.
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State-of-the-art facilities

Our specialist spaces give you the chance to work in a studio set-up with access to industry-standard facilities including our Digital Crit Space, one of the most advanced learning environments in the UK.

Your future

As a Spatial and Interior Design student at Kent, you’ll be part of an inclusive and supportive creative studio culture, working alongside your peers, industry professionals and academics, building your future network. Our studio mirrors the industry environment you’ll work in, easing your transition from student to professional.

Spatial and interior design is a rapidly growing field and a field of growing importance in all industries. The ability to conceptualise and reimagine spaces, vital to interior design, is also key in related careers such as experience and events management. You could be working in a gallery or contributing to an Olympic opening ceremony, whatever your ambitions, this course gives you the skills to build a career in an exciting field where ideas take shape. 

Our Spatial and Interior Design programme is the first step to wherever you want to go.

Our Careers and Employability team offer a comprehensive programme of workshops, alumni talks and careers events to help you succeed when you graduate.

UK interior design graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (1,820 salaries)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

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  • EU
  • International
  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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