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Technical Drawing for Interior Design

Technical Drawing for Interior Design

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Debbie Blandford


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Technical Drawing for Product Design (Online Short Course)

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Join Technical Drawing for Interior Design and learn how to create plans, elevations and sections as used by interior design professionals. Gain an understanding of the drawings used in Interior Design, the processes and spatial considerations involved.

You'll begin by learning how to use the equipment and materials and how to work in different scales. You'll carry out a detailed survey from which you'll produce your own drawings to include furniture and interior fittings.

You'll come away with a good grasp of drawing conventions, layout and notation.

Topics covered

  • Measuring and recording Interior space
  • Introduction to plans / elevations & sections
  • Drawing a floor plan from survey
  • Drawing elevations from survey
  • Drawing interior elements on plan
  • Drawing Interior elements in elevation
  • Setting out drawings
  • Inking drawings / line thicknesses
  • Annotation
Course outcomes
You'll leave with a thorough understanding of the drawings used in Interior Design and the process and spatial considerations involved in producing them. You'll be able to conduct a site survey and draw up plans, elevations and sections, as well as drawing furniture and interior fixtures. In addition, you'll understand how to lay out and annotate drawings to a professional standard.

Who should attend

Anyone considering or wishing to take up Interior Design as a profession as well as designers studying or working in architecture or theatre design. The course is also a good starting point for those who want to progress to using CAD programmes.




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

Tutor Description

Debbie Blandford has a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art and 28 years experience working as design consultant to architectural practices and individual clients. She has a passion for working collaboratively and globally, resulting in a truly eclectic career. Projects have included hotels, bars and restaurants, aviation design, exhibitions, and high end residential interiors. 

Clients have included the government of Saudi Arabia. Debbie also designs Furniture offering a truly bespoke interior service as well as developing products with Ross Lovegrove.  

Alongside her professional career she has taught part time across all educational levels in both the public and private sectors as well as delivering specialist courses for companies including British AirwaysThe Foreign Office and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Currently Associate Lecturer at The University of the Arts London & Professor at Syracuse University


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Technical 'clutch' pencils sizes 0.5 and 0.7

  • Additional 2H leads for the above technical clutch pencils

  • 45 degree adjustable set square - size 250; 300 mm

  • Flat or triangular scale ruler - showing standard scales 1:100, 1:50, 1:25, 1:20, 1:5

  • Circle template

  • A4 Clipboard

  • Drawing pens 0.1 and 0.8 ( one thin and one thick )

  • Eraser

  • Masking tape (25mm)

  • General purpose scissors

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

Available dates