Interior Design

Key Facts


Programme Overview

How to Apply

Institution Name: GSA
Institution Code: G43
UCAS Code: W250


BA(Hons) Interior Design. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.


Coursework, essays, practical design projects. Formative (i.e. advisory) assessments take place at key points throughout the year with summative (final, graded) assessments at the end of each academic year.

Glasgow Clyde College Associate Student Scheme
This programme participates in the scheme supporting year 2 entry to selected programmes at the GSA - find out more here.

The programme enjoys dedicated studio space which is where project work evolves. It is a space with myriad functions, not least of which are social. Students and staff also have access to various types of analogue and digital making, either within studio, elsewhere on campus or offsite.

Indicative Additional Costs
Individual departments levy material fees as indicated on this page. You should budget for each year of your programme of study and should allow for costs over and above your fees and maintenance, particularly if expensive materials or projects are chosen.

Graduate Destinations

Interior Design at GSA is highly rated by collaborators and employers, and is regarded as one of the strongest suites of programmes of its kind in the UK. It has particular strengths in retail, healthcare, leisure and workplace design and strong links to industry, with alumni currently or recently employed in major practices globally including Arcadia, Ab Rogers Design, ArKa Design, Ben Kelly Design, Brinkworth, B3, Contagious, Foster and Partners, Graven Images, Gensler, Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ), I-Am, Kengo Kuma Associates, Landor Associates, Studio Mills and Universal Design Studio

There are a growing number of graduates pursuing further study at Masters and PhD level.

Programme Overview

Interior Design at The Glasgow School of Art is a vibrant Studio Community. A place where creative imaginations promote a deeper understanding of the potential and actual value of the spaces we inhabit.

It makes use of its location – a specialist Studio within a specialist Art School – to focus on how the nature, quality and potential of the interior can be developed. The Studio is central to such considerations. It is a place where we discuss, develop and define that which surrounds us. It is a place where we talk, make, draw and show. It is a place where we reveal how the world we hope to inhabit might appear, how it might feel and how it might be.

IDGSA's focus is upon building an environment where the many ways of creating and defining interiors are explored; a creative, imaginative and critical space for students and staff to focus on and navigate through the subject, and develop a deep understanding of the crafting of interiors and the craft of learning.

The programme has around 30 students in each year. This facilitates a particular creative cohesion and allows staff to support individual abilities and aspirations. All full and part-time staff combine, to varying degrees, practice, research and teaching, offering a complimentary range of specialist experience. Visiting tutors bring additional voices to the studio. The work of staff members is regularly published, exhibited and built in the UK and elsewhere.

Patrick Macklin
Head of Department, Interior Design


Design History and Theory

An element of the programme is delivered by the department of Design History and Theory. For most of the four years of undergraduate programmes in design, one day per week of the student timetable is allocated to Design History and Theory. It is an externally linked critical mass of diverse research expertise in broad-based critical studies for contemporary creative practices in design. More information on the department and staff profiles can be found here.