The Student Room Group

Is getting a 3rd class honours in interior architecture and design bad?

Just want opinions
Original post by S12BEAST
Just want opinions

Well, it's worse than getting a 2:2 with honours, but better then an ordinary (non-honours) degree. In other words, it's neither good nor bad, only better or worse.

Are you going to be able to do whatever it is you want to do next? If you were planning to enter the world of work, have you looked at any job advertisements? Are there any for which your degree would meet the academic requirements? If you were planning on doing a postgraduate degree, the same question - can you do so with the undergraduate degree you have?

The answers to the above will be much more relevant than to your original "Is getting a 3rd class honours in interior architecture and design bad? question.
Reply 2
Original post by S12BEAST
Just want opinions

A third is below average but imo from a job searching standpoint you're in a better position than someone getting a third in a non design course, as with a strong portfolio you can still impress interviewers and provide evidence of your skills irrespective of your degree grade
Original post by S12BEAST
Just want opinions


I hope you don’t mind me asking because it’s not specifically about this but I’m planning to study interior architecture and design at uni in 2025 and I was just wondering what the course is like and whether there’s much presenting in front of the class because i watched a YouTube video of someone who said they had to give presentations of their ideas in front of the whole class multiple times a week which really scares me lol but I’d like to at least be prepared and I don’t know anyone who’s studied it :smile:
With creative degrees your degree classification isn't always a great predictor of success as a graduate - academic creative work isn't always measuring the most "marketable" skills.

Make sure you're using your university careers service as much as possible to optimise your CV and portfolio of work.
Reply 5
Original post by lanadelreyy
I hope you don’t mind me asking because it’s not specifically about this but I’m planning to study interior architecture and design at uni in 2025 and I was just wondering what the course is like and whether there’s much presenting in front of the class because i watched a YouTube video of someone who said they had to give presentations of their ideas in front of the whole class multiple times a week which really scares me lol but I’d like to at least be prepared and I don’t know anyone who’s studied it :smile:

Well from my experience, im at the end of my second year, although you do have to work with the class, you usually have to give a final critique of your work, now this doesn’t have to be a complete thing, its just something so that your teacher and class mates can see how far you’ve done before your final submission. And for the other units as for us we do 2 units at a time, you may have to present something as a task but its not multiple times a week like you say, just maybe talk with the class is all.
Reply 6
Original post by DataVenia
Well, it's worse than getting a 2:2 with honours, but better then an ordinary (non-honours) degree. In other words, it's neither good nor bad, only better or worse.
Are you going to be able to do whatever it is you want to do next? If you were planning to enter the world of work, have you looked at any job advertisements? Are there any for which your degree would meet the academic requirements? If you were planning on doing a postgraduate degree, the same question - can you do so with the undergraduate degree you have?
The answers to the above will be much more relevant than to your original "Is getting a 3rd class honours in interior architecture and design bad? question.

Well i’m not sure what I want to do exactly because i’m doing 3 years but most likely work at a company but being trained along the way, Considering the training I don’t think I need a higher qualification, not saying im aiming for a 3rd but just looking at worst case scenario. Im not going to do a post graduate or go straight into a big company, just slowly make my way up which of course will allow me to gain experience and skills which to be honest will outweigh the fact that if i got a 3rd
Original post by S12BEAST
Well from my experience, im at the end of my second year, although you do have to work with the class, you usually have to give a final critique of your work, now this doesn’t have to be a complete thing, its just something so that your teacher and class mates can see how far you’ve done before your final submission. And for the other units as for us we do 2 units at a time, you may have to present something as a task but its not multiple times a week like you say, just maybe talk with the class is all.


Thank you so much! it’s so helpful to hear from someone who’s actually doing this degree and knows what the course involves. I imagine presenting as a task or a talk with the class would be something i’d be able to get used to rather than multiple times a week. Hope the rest of your degree goes well :smile:
Original post by S12BEAST
Just want opinions

I teach on creative degree courses. Generally the students who get 3rd class honours...

1) Have suffered from pretty bad personal or health issues, which have affected their performance.

2) Have had to work a lot during their studies to earn money to support themselves, therefore neglecting their studies.

3) Have fallen out of love for the subject, or perhaps never loved it in the first place because they chose the wrong course. To succeed in the creative industries require passion for the field you want to work within. If you don't have that love for the subject, do something else as a career.

4) Are just lazy/drunk/stoned/immature.

Being honest about which category(s) you fit into would be a good first step.

Quick Reply

Latest