Specialty areas – leisure and hospitality, retail, home living and work, exhibitions and events – meet the growing demands of the UAE interior and space design industry.
As a global design hub for architecture and design, interior design is one of the fastest growing industries in the UAE and the market has no shortage of commercial, residential, commercial exhibitions and event projects. Market reports suggest that the UAE dominates the GCC interior design market and holds almost half of the global share.
The BA (Hons) Interior Design program at De Montfort University (DMU) Dubai focuses on specialist areas – leisure and hospitality, retail, living and working from home, exhibitions, performances and promotional events (including the visual merchandising) – which will reflect the needs of the local, regional and global context.
The program prepares students for a wide range of roles within the built environment – providing graduates with numerous career opportunities, including becoming an interior and space designer, exhibition designer, interior designer, production or visual merchandiser.
Stuart Lawson, Head of the Art, Design and Humanities portfolio at DMU Dubai, the Dubai branch of DMU Leicester, said: “The program focuses on interior and space design – and how people interact in it. these built environments. Staff bring professional or academic research experience to a range of specializations taught in the course. These include exhibition, retail and hobby design – and these inform students’ development specializations – and, ultimately, the choice of their final major project.
Industry-focused modules and subject specializations
Employability is built into DMU’s BA (Hons) Interior Design program, and students have the opportunity to engage with clients and design professionals in live projects and, through guest speakers. , to participate in competitions. The industrial and research expertise within the team supports the choice of specialization streams in the second year.
The “Visual Communication” module in year 1 and the “Design Principles 1” modules cover instruction in the effective manipulation of materials, media and software to help students communicate design ideas effectively, via the 2D format. and 3D and cross-modeling techniques, and drawing conventions used in the broader construction and design industry.
In year 2, tutorials in the selected subject specializations are based in a supervised design studio in which students also undertake workshops where they are invited to develop and realize an idea – through the manipulation of the 3D shape and the psychological use of color, shape, texture. and lighting.
In the “Advanced Design in Practice 2” module of year 3, students are invited to reflect on the design process they have undertaken as part of their major project – from research and development to the design phase complete, then advanced construction technology and technical practice. to give detail.
Students of DMU Dubai will also be offered the opportunity to transfer their studies to the UK campus at any time of the academic year to experience the diversity and exceptional international support of DMU Works.