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Interior Design - Module Three

Interior Design - Module Three

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Lyndall Fernie, Tutor to be confirmed


In this module, you'll choose your own live project for an existing client or an imaginary project of your choice such as a boutique hotel, shop or residential property, and build on the knowledge gained in Modules One and Two. 

Expect to sharpen your drawing, presentation, analytical skills and gain practical advice on how to carry out a professional interior design assignment, as well as develop your understanding of interior design's technical and professional demands.

Once you have completed Module 3 you should be ready to work as an interior designer, following in the footsteps of many previous students who are now working professionally.

Please note that this course requires dedication; students should therefore allow time to work on their project outside of the class.

Previous skills developed

  • Concept boards
  • Plans to scale 1:50 or 1:100
  • Site boards
  • Detail drawing
  • Sample boards 

New skills Learned

  • Contractors and trades people
  • Gantt charts
  • Site boards
  • Setting up own business
  • Plans and elevations at 1:20 
  • Planning issues
  • 2 point perspective
  • Lighting plans
  • How to get a job
  • Writing specifications, schedule of works and providing costings
  • Estimac programme
  • General arrangement plan 
  • Contracts and insurance

Course outcomes
You'll have learnt how to confidently take a project all the way from the brief to appointing a builder. In addition, you'll have learnt how to set up a design practice, work with contractors and look for a job, giving you a strong base for embarking or building on your career.

Who should attend
Ideal if you want to learn how to design interiors professionally and have completed Modules One and Two. It would also suit international students who have studied Interior Design and wish to learn how to practise it in the UK.

Prior skills required:

  • Surveys
  • Commercial Projects
  • Detail Drawing
  • Model Making
  • One Point Perspective
  • Lighting (intermediate level)


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]

Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Payment plans

Payment plans are available for Interior Design - Module One, Interior Design - Module Two and Interior Design - Module Three Short Courses.

View Detailed Information: Interior Design - Module Courses Payment Plan (PDF 98KB)

Please note, the payment plan cannot to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount when making a booking.
The modular payment plan is set us in accordance with our Booking Terms and Conditions
For further information or to speak to a member of our team, please call +44 20 7514 8028 or email

Student reviews

“Lyndall is an incredible and inspiring teacher, she is a real asset to Chelsea!” - Danielle (July 2017)

“Really good course, well organised. And really well designed and tailored for professional life!” - Stefanie (December 2016)

Tutor Description

Lyndall Fernie is the lead tutor for Interior Design short courses at Chelsea College of Arts.

Lyndall began her career in Italy as a professional fashion designer working with Moschino and Versace; later returning to the UK to work in PR for a record label where she worked with many well-known dance groups such as S’Express, Bomb the Bass and Deee-Lite. She went on to study Interior Design, at Chelsea College of Arts and ran Area Squared Design, a successful interior design company, for 10 years, designing high end residential properties in central London. During this time she also opened two interior design shops in the fashionable area of Islington in London selling beautiful interior products.

Lyndall is currently working as a design consultant for private clients, developers, and interior design companies, specialising in the remodelling of high end residential properties. As well as teaching at Chelsea College of Arts she has also taught at other leading design schools including London College of Communication, The Interior Design School London, KLC and The Design school in both Moscow and St Petersburg.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • 1:50 plans of the existing space*

  • Photocopies of the existing plan at 1:50 to create a model

  • Photographs of the internal and external space if possible

  • Magazine images for your concept board (Not stuck down)

  • Surgical scalpel with 10A blades

  • An A2 portfolio to carry / transport your work in

Students wishing to use CAD for their architectural plans will need to bring in a laptop with relevant software. Students preferring to hand draw their architectural plans, please bring the following materials:

  • A 0.3 retractable pencil with 2H leads

  • A retractable eraser

  • A Triangular scale rule with scales 1:20, 1;50 and 1:125

  • A 300mm Adjustable set square

  • Metric scale ruler (not a conversion scale)

  • Masking tape

  • Scissors

  • 5M tape measure

  • Box of office pins

As part of your research you may wish to do some printing. Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account.

*If you would like further information regarding your Design Plans please contact us on

Please note that most of the materials needed for short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

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