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Introduction to Interior Design - Part 2  (Online Short Course)

Introduction to Interior Design - Part 2 (Online Short Course)

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Lyndall Fernie


With the essential design skills already mastered in Introduction to Interior Design - Part 1, Introduction to Interior Design - Part 2 will continue to consolidate and extend your interior design experience of a residential interior.

Through a series of lectures, workshops and demonstrations you will become more confident and adventurous as you incorporate your newfound techniques to construct a completely new design scheme for a domestic interior.

You’ll be guided through the use of colour, soft furnishings and lighting and by the end of the course, you will have completed a portfolio of work to communicate your design knowledge professionally with future clients.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Topics covered

  • Stairs
  • Plan and section drawings at scale 1:50
  • Colour
  • Lighting 
  • Soft furnishing 
  • Sketch modelling
  • Inking
  • Rendering
  • Presentation boards

Course outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to start work on an interior design scheme by yourself. You will leave the course with a number of newfound design-related skills. Students may wish to progress to Interior Design Modules Two and then Three.

Who should attend
Designed to build on the skills learnt on the Introduction to Interior Design - Part 1, this course will develop your knowledge and introduce you to a number of new skills. After successfully completing the course, you'll be ready to progress to Modules Two and then Three. If you haven't completed Introduction to Interior Design - Part 1, but have studied Interior Design before, please contact the Short Course unit for an assessment before booking. Basic experience of Vectorworks is necessary if you are studying this course online.


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

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

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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.


Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine).
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -
  • Vectorworks 2020

To access the current version of the Vectorworks software you will need to create a 12 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.

Please be advised that basic experience of vectorworks is necessary if you are studying this course.

  • A computer mouse
  • Metal ruler approx. 30cm
  • Metal scalpel and 10A blades or similar
  • Coloured pencils
  • Plain A4 paper (5 sheets) 
  • A3 white card (3 sheets)
  • Small bottle of PVA glue
  • A3 cutting mat or something to protect your work surface
  • A2 portfolio to store your work

    Available dates