Architecture and spatial design

Our architecture and spatial design courses will give you the scope to grow as a designer, whether you are new to interior design or are already practicing in the industry.

There are many pathways you may take through interior design, depending on your goals and intentions. Join our unique modular courses as a beginner and work your way to a truly professional level, or maybe you are looking to confidently undertake the design of your own home? We can accommodate both - and more! Alternatively, take advantage of a wealth of specialist skills courses, to hone your skills and progress your interior design career.  

What our students say

Alex PegnaInterior Design - Module One

“The tutor was fantastic, very helpful – couldn’t of asked for more. I really enjoyed some of the outside speakers coming in and talking about their products. I will take the skills learnt onto the next Module” - (July 2017)

Tanith Foster: Introduction to Interior Design

“Great course – thank you. [The tutor] was incredibly knowledgeable, experienced and fun! I felt encouraged throughout the course. Thank you for making it so enjoyable. [I] very much appreciated hearing past experiences and learning from others mistakes – including my own.” - (August 2017)

Just starting out

  • Student working on a concept board during Bite-Sized Interior Design.
    Jasmin Woolley-Butler

    Bite Sized - Interior Design

    An optional starting point for those unsure of which route to take and a great way to get a feel for the college. And, if you choose to book another interior design course with us, within 3 months - we’ll deduct the bite-sized fee!

  • Student working on a 3D model in the Interior Design studio.
    Lucy Campbell

    Introduction to Interior Design

    Join us over 10 evenings or 5 days to be guided you through the principle skills as practised by professional interior designers. You may choose to progress to ‘Introduction to Interior Design - Plus’ to continue your journey.

  • Student putting together a sample board during Introduction to Interior Design Plus.
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    Introduction to Interior Design Plus

    Take this course in addition to 'Introduction to Interior Design' to acquire the same set of skills as taking ‘Interior Design - Module One’. Taught over 10 evenings or 5 days to maximise flexibility and progress straight to ‘Interior Design - Module Two’.

Changing career

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    Interior Design – Module One

    A in depth 12 day course focused on a residential brief, teaching drawing, and presentation skills from scratch. This is the first stage in our ‘modular’ programme - by the end you'll be ready to progress to 'Interior Design - Module Two'.

  • Students working on a commercial project during Interior Design - Module Two.
    Jasmin Woolley-Butler

    Interior Design - Module Two

    A comprehensive 12 day course focused on a commercial brief, for example a bar or restaurant. You will build on and add to the skills you acquired during ‘Interior Design - Module One’ taking your design work to the next level.

  • 3D model made during Interior Design Module Three.
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    Interior Design - Module Three

    An advanced 12 day course allowing experienced students to bring a real or imagined project to the class to work on with the guidance of the tutor. By the end of this course you will be confident to practice interior design.

Other beginners' courses

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    Renovate and Decorate

    Ideal for new or prospective home owners intent on creating a dream interior for their own home. You’ll learn how to undertake simple technical drawings, plan a space and source the perfect materials and products to accomplish a cohesive look for your home.

  • Student perusing and interior design magazine for ideas during an Interior Decoration course.
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    Interior Decoration and Styling

    Learn how to source and style an interior whilst increasing your knowledge of design history, style, materials and finishes. You’ll gain confidence and extend your ability to reference and source for your client.

  • Student photographing sample board during an online course.
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    Interior Styling (Online)

    This course provides a 6 week introduction to the styling industry, and an opportunity to develop and practice essential styling skills. You will be challenged in terms of what you can bring to interior styling and explore how to market yourself.

Professional development courses

  • Students examining fabric samples during a lecture on Hotel Interior Design.
    Jasmin Woolley-Butler

    Hotel Interior Design

    This course is suitable for those studying or practising interior design looking to increase their skills in this flourishing area of commercial interior design. You will have learnt how to plan a guest room and bathroom and will understand the design development process.

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    Jasmin Woolley-Butler

    Sustainable Architecture

    Sustainable building practices have become an integral part of the architectural design process. With reference to case studies – demonstrating outstanding design solutions, you will familiarise with the concepts and principles of sustainability. Suitable for all with an interest in sustainability - whether you have a design background or not.

  • Student taking notes during Starting an Interior Design Business.
    Jasmin Woolley-Butler

    Starting an Interior Design Business

    On this course we'll provide you with the essential skills to manage your business as a professional interior designer. You will learn how to market yourself and manage an interior design project and discuss approaches to charging for your creative time appropriately.

  • Student presenting their project to a class during a short course.
    Lucy Campbell

    Presentation Skills for Interior Designers

    Help to convey and sell your interior design concepts and learning about the art of public speaking - from creating great first impressions to ‘the elevator pitch’. Ideal for aspiring or practicing interior designers, whether you are running your own company or working as part of a team.

More specialist interior design courses

  • Drawing of a kitchen made during Freehand Perspective Drawing for Designers.
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    Specialist Skills Courses

    A range of specialist courses ideal for Interior Designers wishing to up-skill or those with a particular interest in a specific topic such as; Kitchen and Bathroom Planning and Design, Design for Tiny Houses or Soft Furnishings for Interior Design.

  • Student completing a technical drawing at a drawing board during an interior design course.
    Jasmin Woolley-Butler

    CAD and Drawing Courses

    Good drawing skills are essential for interior designers, helping them communicate ideas quickly and accurately to a potential client. This range of courses focus on learning or refreshing technical and freehand drawing skills.