Students involved in a practical session
Cass Interiors is dedicated to making space and environments both significant and meaningful. It explores new territories, determining new practice, working with and augmenting leading research. It challenges convention, investigating our society through its cities, high streets and communities.
The courses set an active agenda, creating collaborations between associations, businesses, enterprise and research bodies, to bring about the latest interior thinking. It asks you to observe, record and develop ideas that transform space, position theory and articulate new approaches.
Our live projects are connected to industry, established brands, London and its communities. Each studio is run by practitioners and researchers in interiors, as well as the built environment. You'll debate the latest knowledge, awareness and understanding, allowing participants to understand political, social and economic factors. This will allow you to think proactively, ensuring the most thoughtful and astute responses.
Students in each of the courses will position themselves within their chosen sectors and build a portfolio that demonstrates their ingenuity, creativity, process, skills base and reflective practice, which will represent its authorship, identity and voice.
We encourage you to participate in competitions that connect with interesting and current debates, in order to appreciate and recognise the ambitions of others and develop dialogues and proposals that seek to make a difference.
Cass Interiors Studios
Kaye Newman, Janette Harris and Beata Szwast
Studio 2 will firstly explore the notion of Escapism by looking at the future of retail design.
Andy Merritt, Simon Petty, Anne Thomas and Paul Smyth
This studio will look into how different forms of industry can reintroduce factories back into the centre of London for the benefit of both people and the natural world.
Andrew (Sid) Siddall and Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros
Studio 4 has a dual focus on 24hour Transformations and Atrium spaces.
Cass Interiors - Undergraduate courses
Interior architecture is a distinct, rigorous practice that requires a specialist way of thinking about how we occupy complex spaces and how the elements of space are brought together at a human scale both to accommodate and to delight.
You'll work with major design practices and clients on live projects and study all aspects of interior design - from traditional drawing methods to state-of the-art graphics packages and emerging concepts.
You'll study the past, present and future of interior design and decoration, and develop the practical skills, knowledge and creative vision you need for a successful career in the industry.
Cass Interiors - Postgraduate courses
This unique research degree is tailored to opening new opportunities in creative practice, professional and academic fields. The course provides unparalleled access to a range of resources within a stimulating and creative environment.
Teaches on the Architecture and Interior Design (Extended Degree).
First Year Tutor
Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.
School of Design
Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and Foundation Year (Art and Design Extended Degree)
Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Kevin Haley is a director and co-founder of aberrant architecture, a multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank.
Janette Harris completed a degree in 3D metals and Design in 1986 at West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Teaches on BA (Hons) Interior Design
Karl Harris completed a BSc (Hons) in Engineering Product Design at the University of the South Bank in 1988.
CCS Lecturer and Co-ordinator for Interior Design.
Harriet McKay is a curator and academic with a specialism in interior design history.
Senior Lecturer & Technology Coordinator: Sustainability at The Cass School of Architecture
Siân Moxon teaches across the Architecture and Interior Design courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Head of Cass Interiors and course leader for Theatre and Film Production Design BA (Hons).
As well as an inspiration, teaching also allows opportunities such as our Hidden Space Research collaboration with Gachon and Dong Yang Mirae Universities in Seoul.
Teaches on Interior Design BA (Hons), Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons), and Interior Design and Decoration BA (Hons).