Interior and Spatial Design

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


The BDes (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design programme is taught by expert practitioners in Edinburgh's vibrant interior design, exhibition and lighting design industries, producing graduates with a profound understanding of real projects, real clients and real materials.

Underpinned by a studio culture designed to foster collaboration and peer learning, this course offers you the opportunity to undertake live projects with clients such as the National Museum of Scotland, engage with internationally recognised practices for work placements, go on international exchange with partner institutions in countries including Australia, Canada and China, and to immerse yourself in study trips to leading centres of design such as Berlin, Copenhagen and Lisbon.

You'll design interior and exterior spaces relating to a wide range of themes including social (e.g. schools, hospitals, libraries), commercial (e.g. retail, leisure, offices) and the arts (e.g. theatres, museums, galleries).

The primary focus is to allow you to develop a sophisticated design language and an understanding of the relationship between space, form, structure and materials within the context of building purpose, the end-user and the wider environment.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBC. Art and Design or Design and Manufacture preferred. Interview and portfolio.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BCCC. Art and Design or Design and Manufacture preferred. Interview and portfolio.

For entry to year 2 you must have 3 Advanced Highers at CCC. Art and Design, Design and Manufacture or a technological subject preferred.

Start Date





BDes Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Design and Photography

SCQF Level