Cass Interiors

"Cass Interiors is a cluster of three interiors degrees: Interior Architecture and Design, Interior Design and Interior Design and Decoration – each has an individual approach to place and space. We aim to guide the students where they may be going professionally, developing their skills here at The Cass in the workshops and in the studios." Kaye Newman, Head of Cass Interiors.


Cass Interiors

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 the students to observe, record and develop ideas that transform space, position theory and articulate new approaches.

The live projects are connected to industry, established brands, London and its communities. Each studio is run by practitioners and researchers in interiors and the built environment and therefore brings the latest knowledge, awareness and understanding which is considered and debated, allowing students to understand political, social and economic factors that create the need to think proactively and positively 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, reflective practice, revealing and representing its authorship, identity and voice.

Interiors students are encouraged to participate in competitions that connect with interesting and current debates, in order to appreciate and recognise the aims and ambitions of others and develop dialogues and proposals that seek to make a difference.



Interior Architecture and Design              
Interior Design and Decoration
Interior Design


Interior Design
MA by Project

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Recent Successes


Manuela Barczewski


Teaches on the Architecture and Interior Design (Extended Degree).

Pascal Bronner

First Year Tutor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

Nicholas Brooks

First Year Tutor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

John Cash

School of Design

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and Foundation Year (Art and Design Extended Degree)

Kevin Haley

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

Senior Lecturer

Janette Harris completed a degree in 3D metals and Design in 1986 at West Surrey College of Art and Design.

Karl Harris

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.

Harriet McKay

CCS Lecturer and Co-ordinator for Interior Design.

Harriet McKay is a curator and academic with a specialism in interior design history.

Siân Moxon

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.

Kaye Newman

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.

Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros


Teaches on Interior Design BA (Hons), Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons), and Interior Design and Decoration BA (Hons).

Ian Teague

Ian teaches on the Theatre and Film Production Design BA (Hons).

Ian is a theatre set designer.

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