Interior Design Course - Diploma (Home Study)
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Start Date:  Can be started at any time
Price:  £ 600 (easy-pay plan available)
Average Study Duration:  6 months
Assessment:  10 practical assignments
Course Type:  Home Study
Level:  Equivalent to level 3 on the RQF
Recognition:  International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC)
Entry Requirements:  Must be 18 years of age or older.

Diploma course in Interior Design

The Diploma Course in Interior Design will give you an in-depth grounding in the basics of interior design while also teaching you the techniques needed to launch a professional career in this stimulating field.

Throughout the course you will complete ten practical assignments designed to give you the experience to confidently enter the professional world of interior design. Assignments can be completed at any time within a maximum time frame of three years. Most students complete the course in six months.

Can be studied as a stand-alone course.

See below for a full list of topics covered »

Diploma Course Study Contents:

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

Communication in Art & Design

Overview

Research communication techniques and develop an interior design project, from the first client meeting to the final presentation of your design. Indicative content:

  • Research communication techniques
  • Surveying
  • Compiling a client brief and sourcing inspiration
  • Technical drawing
  • Creating a sample board
  • Produce final designs for presentation
  • Visual presentation techniques

Techniques and Processes

Overview

Develop an awareness of a standard approach to the development and execution of the design cycle through the design of a studio apartment. Indicative content:

  • Evaluating a given brief
  • The design cycle
  • Research and design development
  • Spatial planning
  • Colour rendering
  • Model making (optional)
  • Portfolio presentation to include technical drawing and sample board

Contextual Studies

Overview

Research and analyse key historical eras and movements that will allow you to understand the context of contemporary designs. Indicative content:

  • History of interior design
  • Exploring research methods
  • Visual and textual analyses
  • How to present research findings professionally
  • Critical research analyses

3D Practices

Overview

Gain an understanding of the vast variety of materials and their application in different contexts. Explore the properties of materials that are commonly used in interior design and their suitability and application in a wide variety of contexts. Indicative content:

  • Designing residential spaces
  • Interior design communication techniques
  • Analysing materials and finishes for the residential market
  • Presentation techniques
  • History of art through interior design and architecture
  • Interpreting a client brief
  • Technical drawing
  • 3D visuals
  • Health and Safety
  • Workflows and project management

Workflows

Overview

Explore the different ways in which workflow can be organised to allow you to plan, execute and deliver your own projects in the future. Indicative content:

  • Exploring specialised industries within the design sector
  • Interior design communication techniques
  • Presentation techniques
  • Workflow mapping
  • Workflow systems
  • Tracking issues and solutions