|Interior Architecture (ba)
Interior Architecture (BA)
‘Learning by Doing: Empirical Creative Education and Training’
The Interior Architecture and Furniture Design Bachelor (BA) programme at the Royal Academy of Art is oriented to the full spectrum of the spatial domain: the spatial conditions that define how we experience our living environment. Over the course of the programme, the emphasis is on the development of a creative, inquisitive and autonomous designer.
The basis of teaching is experimental and research-oriented. The core objective is to uncover opportunities and individual potential. The programme focuses on the right balance between empirical and conceptual teaching – abstract thinking versus pragmatic foundation. The programme encourages an inquisitive, autonomous attitude towards design that generates unexpected, surprising results and visions, making the impossible possible. ‘No matter – try again – fail again – fail better.’ (from ‘Worstward Ho’, Samuel Beckett, 1983)
Learning by doing. The strong focus on the personal, individual viewpoint and the identity of its designers is crucial from a professional perspective. Great value is ascribed to both the work process and the individual approach of the student, the objective being to develop an independent mindset, a reflective attitude towards design and the capacity to empathize. The designer with a BA of Design degree will then be able to handle any commission, without trouble and from an entirely individual approach, in a good match for the rapidly changing world we live in in the twenty-first century.
After the first year of study, the programme offers a choice of a specialization major in Interior Architecture (full-time/part-time) or Furniture Design (full-time only). The course of study takes four years. The new BA of Design fits in with the teaching outlook of the Royal Academy of Art as well as national qualifications in design. Upon completion of the programme and the achievement of the BA of Design degree, the Royal Academy of Art offers the opportunity to continue one’s course of study with the new Master of Interior Architecture INSIDE. The possibilities and rights for students who complete their studies to be listed in the Register after graduation, in accordance with Dutch legislation on architecture degrees (WAT) can be found on the websites of the KABK and of the Register. Since January 2011 the WAT has changed. From January 2015, the compulsory regulation for professional practice will take effect.
The curriculum of the BA programme has been thoroughly revised as of the 2011-2012 academic year. This revision was linked to the start of the Master INSIDE programme. Implementation of the revised curriculum in the third and final year of study will take place in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, respectively. In 2015, the first students in the new BA curriculum will be graduating.
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