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Interior Design Module Two Short Course

Course description

Designed for students who have completed Introduction to Interior Design Parts 1 and 2. Join us on Interior Design - Module Two to hone your analytical design skills and develop your own personal interior design methodology. Module Two will focus on designing for a commercial interior space.

During the course, you'll be encouraged to study and use design references while you work to improve your CAD drawing skills. We will introduce you to increasingly complex design issues and the challenges of designing for the commercial interior design environment.

We will also explore 3D drawing using Sketchup in relation to designing for an interior, as well as surveying, lighting, detail design and staircase design.

Please note that this course requires a lot of dedication; students should therefore allow time to work on their design project outside of the class. For the intensive 4 week course, students should be working on thier project full-time.

Course outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll be capable of working logically through the design process up to the design scheme stage and presenting your work professionally. You will have built on your knowledege from Introduction to Interior Design Parts 1 and 2, learnt new design-related skills and completed a commercial interior design project.

Who should attend
Ideal if you want to learn to design interiors professionally and have completed Introduction to Interior Design Parts 1 and 2. You can then move on to Interior Design Module Three as a further step towards your goal of becoming an interior designer.

Prior skills required:

  • Concept boards
  • Plans to scale 1:50 in CAD
  • Sections and elevations to scale 1:50 in CAD
  • Sketchbook
  • Sample boards

You should also have a basic knowledge of:

  • Lighting
  • Soft furnishings
  • Hard finishes
  • Presentation methods for mounting work
  • Colour
  • Good knowledge of how to space plan and design

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered:

  • Survey drawings
  • Concept boards
  • Restaurant interior design
  • Staircases 
  • Sections / elevations 
  • Fire regulations
  • Disabled access, lifts and ramps
  • Lighting
  • Detail drawing
  • Model making
  • One point perspective sketching
  • Rendering techniques
  • Sample boards for restaurants and bars


Please bring the following materials on day 1:

  • Note book and pen
  • 5 or 8 meter extending metal tape *essential item for first day*
  • Bic 4 colour pen
  • Camera or phone with camera

On day 2:

  • Coloured pencils (a selection to start bubble diagrams)
  • A4 sheet of paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape
  • A3 sketchbook (does not need many pages, paper back not hardback)
  • Scale ruler with scales 1:20 and 1:50
  • An A2 portfolio to carry / transport your work in

On day 3:

  • A laptop
  • Vectorworks Designer Student Version 2020. To access the current version of the Vectorworks software you will need to create a 3 month student account. Click here and follow the steps on the website. Please ensure you upload a copy of your confirmation email as proof of registration. For further guidance please click here.
  • SketchUp Make 2017 - you can download a free version of SketchUP Make here.
  • A 3 button wheel mouse and mouse mat (if needed)
  • USB stick with a good amount of storage

Please note that most of the materials needed for Short Courses are available at the UAL college shops. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Meet the Tutor:

Upon completion of Introduction to Interior Design Parts 1 and 2. With a focus on designing for a commercial interior space, Module Two will help you to hone your analytical design skills and develop your own personal interior design methodology.

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