In Studio: Interior Design Foundation Course

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Our Interior Design Foundation courses will guide you through all the aspects of the Interior Design Profession, from drawing and presentation techniques to three-dimensional thinking of interior design. Whether Home-Studying or with us in the studio you will learn all the essential skills of an interior designer including concept boards, drawing plans and elevations using CAD software.  

21 Modules will teach you all you need to know about soft furnishings, lighting, colour and sourcing materials, whilst gaining an understanding of all the different interior design elements, different room types, home measure, different drawing options, presentations and also about how to establish your own interior design business and how to promote it.

For each module, a dedicated tutor in your language will introduce you to the course contents and new skills to learn and help you piece together your own professional portfolio to kick-start your career.

This course is a foundation programme and you do not need any previous experience in the field as you will be taught everything you need to get you started in the industry.  All you need is a real passion for interior design!

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have completed a professional portfolio on a residential project design brief
  • Learn the fundamentals of interior design
  • Be confident in presenting to present a successful design brief to your clients
  • Learn how to use 3d Design software
  • Received all course materials in both English AND a language of your choice
  • Set up and market your own business and start your career in design

Associated Professions

Freelance Interior Designer  |  Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom designer  |  Interior Designer (employee)

Assessment and Accrediations

We will assess every exercise that you will complete after each module and we will also ask you to complete the final assessment. After the successful completion, we will issue a fully accredited certificate.

Please visit our CPD Accreditation section if you want to learn more.

Accommodation Details

Combined In-Studio Experience

Experience the unique style of the New Forest area in the county of Hampshire in the UK. The price includes a 3 night stay in the beautiful Passford House Hotel in Lymington on a half board arrangement.  Enjoy the characteristic ‘relaxed luxury’ that the New Forest offers, with an indoor and outdoor pool, a la carte menu, spa, stunning gardens and Gym.  You will receive a welcome pack at arrival and the training and dedication of one of our tutors for the 3 day stay.

Course Content

Module 1

Introduction: your personality and finding your style

Module 2

Preparation, contracts and contractors Agreements 

Module 3

Initial consultation and understanding home styles

Module 4

Drawing basics and taking measurements

Module 5

Types of drawing including perspective

Module 6

Elements of design I: Space, Line and Form

Architect, interior designer, looking at samples

Module 7

Elements of design II: Lighting, colour texture & pattern

Module 8

Different styles of Interior Design

Module 9

Design boards and finding inspiration

Module 10

Room types: Kitchens

Module 11

Room types: Bathrooms

Module 12

Room types: Bedrooms

Module 13

Room types: Living rooms

Module 14

Room types: Dinning rooms and children rooms

Module 15

Restaurant environments and stairs

Module 16

Structural design: Doors and windows

Module 17

Understanding building components: Walls

Module 18

Understanding building components: Flooring

Module 19

Textiles and accessories

Module 20

Market your own business

Module 21

Setting up your business



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Make the most of our Interior Designers Foundation courses and choose the in-studio option where you will spend face-to-face time with one of our tutors over three days where you can experience the beauty and unique style of the New Forest Hampshire.

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