You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0.
More information on English language requirements and equivalencies.
Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).
Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London.
You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing.
The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work. Students can use the produced work in their portfolio. They will also demonstrate good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience.
- Develop confidence to talk about interior design
- Experimentation in concepts
- Initial design development using photography
- Drawing techniques
- Model making techniques
- Clear presentation and communication of ideas
- This course is the equivalent to 4 US style credits.
- If you’re planning to claim credit towards your degree, be sure to check with your home institution before you apply.
Michelle Edwards is an interior and product designer, working in London and Germany. She has recently designed a restaurant and bar for Norman Cook in Brighton, as well as designed products for commercial lighting companies and furniture as one offs as well as commercial companies. She works within different types of media and has made several short films.
Michelle has extensive teaching experience having worked at Kingston University (amongst other colleges), from foundation through to degree level.
Pascal Anson is a three dimensional designer. He has worked across the discipline and has experience of building real and virtual spaces. His interior design work stretches from exhibition spaces to international airports. He has designed the British Airways commemorative livery for the London 2012 games, details of the commission can be seen at Pascal’s blog. Visit Pascal's website.
Dates and fees
Date: 3 July 2023 - 20 July 2023
Time: Mon - Thu / 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 weeks
Location: Granary Sq
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Tape measure (metal)
- Sketching pens
- Set square (adjustable is preferable)
- Masking tape
- Metal ruler
- Scale ruler
- Glue stick
- Digital Camera (or camera phone)
- Different grades of pencils
- Laptop with Adobe Suite Software installed
Items can also be purchased from the college shop.
Summer Study Abroad Award
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Award for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.
- The award covers the tuition-fee only and depends on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Award winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad, including social media posts and takeovers, and blog writing.
Find out how to apply.