Taught course

Interior, Architectural and Spatial Design

University of Edinburgh · Interior Design

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as interior design, interior architecture, architecture, landscape architecture, product design or 3D design.

You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. Your portfolio should include:

  • completed interior, architectural, spatial or landscape projects undertaken individually or as part of a group (please note that you should state your involvement in the group projects)
  • evidence of hand drawing, sketching, model making, orthographic drawing and rendered visuals
  • engagement with materials and detailing
  • work demonstrating a range of research methods and lines of enquiry
  • development work, demonstrating the iterative design process, as well as finished projects.

As part of your portfolio, you are encouraged to include a personal video, no more than 2 minutes long, talking about your best piece of work.

As part of the application process, you must submit a personal statement and CV. Your personal statement should include why you want to study at ECA and what you feel you would contribute to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The main aim of this programme is to support you in establishing your own definitions and approaches to the diverse and controversial subjects of interior, space, and design. Addressing current spatial, interior and architectural theory, alongside the development of creative design projects, you will develop the skills needed for you to practice that definition.

The programme covers the study and design of interior spatial solutions in relation to a wide range of public and private environments. We will encourage and support you in investigating your own innovative design solutions. You will explore the design potential of existing buildings and find new uses for old or redundant spaces through the design of contemporary insertions. We use the city of Edinburgh as a focus for our projects, and define interiors in the context of the city.

Working on projects of varying scale and complexity, you will develop your interior practice within a professional context supported by engagement with relevant industry codes; but at the same time, innovative and abstract design solutions are encouraged.

Working with our experienced staff, you will be required to take charge of the direction of your coursework, and undertake self-directed study. On completion of the course you will be expected to produce a reflective body of work summarising your journey and development as a Master of Interior, Architectural and Spatial Design.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086