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Introduction to Interior Design (Part 1)

Key course information

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development


10 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

A fun course where you can come and meet new people, share ideas, get inspiration and learn some new skills. This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in either interior design or decoration and would like to further their knowledge and experience, or who may wish to pursue a career as a designer or property developer and would like to know how best to present ideas and schemes to a potential client, or just how to re-organise their own homes. You may come from a different art discipline or have no art background at all, just a keen interest.

What will I learn?

How to mix colours and produce schemes, how to design from a given floor plan and how to produce your own and select fabrics, finishes and furniture. Work from a scaled floor plan of a large open plan interior and re-organise the space to include a living, dining, kitchen and study area, by use of partitioning and furniture. Produce scaled floor plans, elevations and sample boards, look at furniture layout and understand positioning of services relevant to the interior. Measured drawing survey leading to production of your own scaled floor plan and produce technical drawings and present ideas. Gain an insight into the work of influential designers and architects.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need to bring some materials for preparing your drawings, however it is not necessary to buy materials before the start of the course and a list will be supplied.

You will wish to collect samples and information by visiting trade showrooms and trade exhibitions which happen at various times in the year, so you will incur some travel costs.

Interior design magazines such as Living etc along with any books that are relevant to the subject.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Videographer

  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Photography

The global games audience is estimated to be 2.4billion people

There are more than 78,000 design intensive firms operating in the UK

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