Interior Design Course - Postgraduate (Home Study)
Home Study

Home Studycourse

Start Date:  Can be started at any time
Price:  £ 850 (easy-pay plan available)
Duration:  Approximately 9 months
Assessment:  15 Practical Assignments
Level:  Equivalent to level 4 on the RQF
Accreditation:  Open & Distance Learning Quality Council
Course Type:  Home Study
Entry Requirements:  18 years old or over.
Work Placements:  Graduates of this course are eligible for a one month internship with an interior design company.
All placements are made in the greater London and Manchester areas.

Postgraduate course in Interior Design

ELIGIBLE FOR WORK PLACEMENT

The Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design offers you an in-depth and technical knowledge of this compelling profession, giving you everything you need to start your own successful interior design business. The course covers such subjects as: setting up your business; managing an interior design project; building essentials and all the technical information you will need to keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Throughout the course you will complete fifteen practical assignments designed to give you the skills you need to succeed as an interior design professional. Assignments can be completed at any time within a maximum time frame of three years. Most students complete the course in nine months.

Can be studied as a stand-alone course.

See below for a full list of topics covered »

Postgraduate Course Study Contents:

  • Welcome Letter - from the course director
  • Recommended Materials & Supplementary Reading List
  • Initial Assignments and Submission Requirements
  • All Course Content & Instructional Videos

The Basics

Unit One

The first module in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design offers an in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of Interior Design. Topics are as follows:

  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • The Structure of Design
  • Building and Decorating
  • Lighting
  • Colour Wheel
  • Paint
  • Fabric
  • Wallpapering
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Window Treatments

The Practicalities

Unit Two

The second module in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design gives you the practical tools and techniques you will need to design and decorate on a room-by-room basis. Topics are as follows:

  • Kitchen Design
  • Entrance Halls
  • Stairs and Landings
  • Bedrooms and Bathrooms
  • Room-by-Room Checklists
  • Conservatories and Patios
  • Accessories and Collections
  • Antiques - Selection and Care
  • Design and Decoration of Specific Rooms
  • Providing the Correct Environment
  • Caring for Damaged Furniture

The History

Unit Three

The third module in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design gives you a comprehensive overview of the history of interior design, from ancient Greece to the present day. Topics are as follows:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Classical Greece
  • Rome
  • Byzantium
  • The Middle Ages
  • Romanesque (5th to 11th Century)
  • Gothic (11th to 16th Centuries)
  • Interiors of The Renaissance
  • European Regional Styles
  • 19th and 20th Centuries up to 1930
  • 1930 to Present day

The Presentation

Unit Four

The fourth module in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design will teach you the practical side of the business, from how to assess your clients needs to creating a professional presentation of your designs. Topics are as follows:

  • Drawing Materials
  • Lettering
  • How to Draw a Floor Plan
  • Elevations
  • Collecting Samples
  • Assessing a Client
  • Colour Boards
  • Presentations
  • Systematic Planning
  • Unusual Design Elements
  • Preparing Specifications

The Business

Unit Five

The fifth module in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design covers the steps you will need to take to start your own successful interior design business. Topics are as follows:

  • Beginning your career as an interior designer
  • Managing an Interior Design Project
  • Building Essentials
  • Renovations
  • Typical Case Studies

The Technicalities

Unit Six

The sixth module in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Interior Design introduces some of the more technical aspects of interior design and the latest developments in housing. Topics are as follows:

  • Windows
  • New Housing Technology
  • Solar Heating
  • New Forms of Central Heating
  • Renewable Energy
  • Basic Elements of Commercial Design
  • Smoke and Heat Alarm Systems