About The Course
This programme is designed to improve your mastery of creative design solutions, and advance your professional competence within business and team management. It will prepare you to work in senior and specialised interior design roles fulfilling industry demands. Throughout the programme, you will gain technical skills that will give you a competitive edge over your peers.
This programme prepares you to implement innovative, advanced interior designs, and specialise your professional practice application. You will also experience the economic advantages of interior refurbishment as opposed to new-build, and increase your awareness of more sustainable development by both industry and clients. You will gain an understanding of the requirement to develop new approaches and technologies, raise consciousness of the issues, and continue to up/re-skill the design profession in these areas.
The MA in Design programme aims to develop interior architects and design professionals who can deliver professional quality products and services. By the completion of this course, you will be confident to “hit the ground running” and take the lead as either a part of a larger team or working on your own as a self-employed designer.
Substantial changes in legislation regulating the built environment are placing higher demands on the professional competence and responsibility of the designer. Complying with Irish Health and Safety and Building Control legislation demands significant specialised skill relating to accessibility, environmentally sustainable design, and delivering interior designs safely.
Is this course for you?
This course is suited to graduates from our undergraduate design degrees, students of related courses, or professionals with experience in the design industry. In particular, students from interior design, or a closely related spatial design discipline such as product and industrial design.
- Have obtained a minimum of a Hons 2:2 degree in a cognate discipline at level 8. Applicants over the age of 27 can also apply for entry onto the programme on the basis of previously obtained relevant experiential learning.
- Submit a creative or project portfolio, demonstrating design ability commensurate with the demands of the programme.
- Attend an interview with the Faculty Board, demonstrating ability to undertake the programme.