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Architecture and Interior L3 90 Credit Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This qualification is for those who wish to follow a career in architecture, interior architecture or interior design. This level 3 qualification has been developed specifically to support those who wish to develop the fundamental creative, practical and theoretical skills required to pursue a career in spatial design, and is ideal if you wish to progress to degree level study.

Course content

In the first year you will undertake a diverse range of practical design projects that aim to develop the fundamental skills necessary for the design of creative and functional architectural spaces. In the first year of the programme you will learn how to apply conceptual thinking to the design process in the realisation of both architectural and interior based projects. In the second year you will be encouraged to develop your portfolio with an emphasis on specialist knowledge development, tailoring the second year of study to your own specific pathways and interests within the spatial design industries. A number of projects are delivered as 'live' projects, working on industry linked project briefs that provide the opportunity to respond to real client needs and requirements. 

During your studies on this programme you will develop all of the necessary skills and knowledge required to begin your own creative career within the spatial design industries. This full-time programme is primarily delivered through diverse practical assignments, enabling you to apply conceptual and creative thinking to the design of architectural spaces, and developing your essential design skills, such as: concept sketching, CAD visualisation, practical model making, and design research. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* to C or a relevant BTEC level 2 diploma at merit level or equivalent qualifications. Qualifications must include English language and maths GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills level 2. A portfolio of work demonstrating current achievement and potential is essential.


Assessment is via practical coursework and project submissions that are continuously reviewed and monitored by course lecturers and an internal verification team. You will be provided with continuous formal and informal developmental feedback, providing guidance on how to improve work and grades. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Progression to higher education. Career opportunities include:
architect, interior architect, interior designer, architectural model maker,
architectural visualiser, CAD designer or architectural illustrator

Further information

You will have access to an extensive range of resources dedicated to the
study of architecture and interior design. Our facilities include a range
of equipment for use in 2D and 3D visualisation, and model making. Our
industry standard CAD studio includes SketchUp, Vectorworks and
Overalls/PPE - Safety Footwear - Books All projects are documented in
sketchbooks. All sketchbooks and materials for model making and
project work can be acquired from our own design store.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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