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Introduction to Interior Design Part 2 Short Course

Course description

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.

Youll 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.

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.


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

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

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.

Available dates

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


Topics covered

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


Please bring the following materials on the first day of the course:

  • A pen and notepad for taking notes
  • A laptop with a minimum of 8GB RAM
  • A 3 button mouse (to use with your laptop)
  • A USB stick
  • Vectorworks Designer Student Version 2021.

To access the current version of the Vectorworks software you will need to create a 3 month student account. Please visit the Vectorworks Student Portal to create your account.

For week 2, please bring:

  • A scale ruler with scales 1:20 and 1:50
  • A pencil and eraser
  • 2 x sheets of A4 white paper

Meet the Tutor:

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.

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