Courses

The Interior Design School offers a number of different courses that seek to accomodate  individual requirements and circumstances. You may be  looking for a course to achieve a personal goal with your own interior space or you may be looking for a qualification to practice as an interior designer.

A series of courses are available ranging from a one day inspiration, part-time evening, a one weeks’ summer course and a full-time one year Professional Diploma course.

“Our friendly team can help you through the application process”

contact us 0207 372 2811  ideas@idschool.co.uk

Professional Diploma in Interior Design

 

Professional Diploma in Interior Design is aimed at students wishing to gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to change career, continue in further education or for those gaining individual development.

Students come to us with a passion for interiors and a wealth of life and business experience, whether it’s from a successful current career, a university degree or an architectural related background. The majority of applicants have no previous work or creative experience in the interiors industry, however they bring the desire, ability and commitment to learn. From the outset the emphasis is placed on learning drawing skills, colour appreciation, understanding the design process and developing ideas from the client brief to presentation through investigative design. Working with specialist tutors from within the industry, the required skills and knowledge are taught through practical studio projects introducing spatial and conceptual thinking as well as acquiring creative and technical abilities that meet industry standards.


Fee Inclusions

Our studio represents a functioning design practice enabling students to operate in an environment that feels relevant and professional. Each student is provided with an individual workstation with a desk, drawing board, project drawer and an individual lockable storage trolley. To help the studio to operate as it would in practice, all the equipment, materials and printing are included in the course cost. All drawing, rendering and model making materials are supplied with the relevant classes.

Each student is provided with a new Macbook Pro 15” laptop that are networked to the internet and printing facilities. The appropriate software provided: Microsoft office, Adobe Photoshop, Educational version of Vectorworks and Sketch up Pro. The studio is equipped with A3 printers and scanners to help produce quality results for the portfolios. The computer laptop and software is yours to keep after the course finishes.

Entry to exhibitions, Museums and Galleries are organised on the appropriate classes.

Student membership to the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) gives an awareness of the Industry and through the year there are events organised to meet with practising designers.

Students eligible for Transport for London 30% student discount travel pass.

Ten months  16 September 2019 - 03 July 2020
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £27,600 (incl of current vat) all materials and equipment included

Please complete Application and we will be in touch

Diploma in Residential Design

The Diploma in Residential Interior Design is aimed at students wishing to gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to change career in the Residential Design sector, continue in further education a well as for those gaining individual development. This is a six month training course which enables International students to attend on a short term visitor’s visa. www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

Students come to us with a passion for interiors and a wealth of life and business experience, whether it’s from a successful current career, a university degree or an architectural related background. The majority of applicants have no previous work or creative experience in the interiors industry, however they bring the desire, ability and commitment to learn along with relevant transferable skills. From the outset the emphasis is placed on learning drawing skills, colour appreciation, understanding the design process and developing ideas from the client brief to presentation through investigative design. Working with specialist tutors from within the industry, the required skills and knowledge are taught through practical studio projects introducing spatial and conceptual thinking as well as acquiring creative and technical abilities that meet industry standards. Professional Practice talks are delivered according to contracts and regulations adhered to by The British Institute of Interior Design.

Throughout the course practising designers are invited to the project presentations giving feedback that relates closely to the industry. Visits are arranged to supplier’s showrooms as well as current exhibitions.

Students are encouraged to join the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) as student members.

The Interior Design School is accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC) and members of The Independent Higher Education (IHE`)


Fee Inclusions

Our studio represents a functioning design practice enabling students to operate in an environment that feels relevant and professional. Each student is provided with an individual workstation with a desk, drawing board, project drawer and an individual lockable storage trolley. To help the studio to operate as it would in practice, all the equipment, materials and printing are included in the course cost. All drawing, rendering and model making materials are supplied with the relevant classes. Entry to exhibitions, Museums and Galleries are organised on the appropriate classes.

Each student is provided with a new MacBook Pro 15” laptop that is networked to the internet and printing facilities with the appropriate software provided: Microsoft office, Adobe Photoshop, Educational version of Vectorworks and Sketch up Pro. The studio is equipped with A3 printers and scanners to help produce quality results for the portfolios. The computer laptop with software is yours to keep after the course finishes. This is your digital portfolio and you are also provided with a professional portfolio to display all projects for future interviews.

Students are eligible for Transport for London 30% student discount travel pass. You student card entitles you to discounts at museums, exhibitions and designated retail stores.

Six months  16 September 2019 - 13 March 2020
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £18,200 (incl of current vat) all materials and equipment included

Please complete Application and we will be in touch

Inspiration Day – next date 04 May 2019

The one day Inspiration Day gives a good overview of the process of design thinking and participants leave with a checklist of how to start by writing a brief and producing a visual interpretation that is the basis for a sample palette that kick starts the project.

One Day Saturday Workshop
Dates: 04 May 2019   -  10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: £150  (incl of current vat)

 

"I took the one day Inspiration Day Course recently and loved it. The tuition is excellent and I got a huge amount out of it, over and above just a really enjoyable, interesting day,  it was absolutely a worthwhile investment." 

Alex Birtles

Future dates:

to be confirmed

Design Certificate / Interior Basics – module 1 – evenings

The Professional Interior Design Certificate consists of four modules which have to be gained sequentially over two years. The Interior Basics, Interior Planning, Interior Detailing and Interior Professional Practice. At the end of each module you will be awarded a certificate acknowledging the skills you have achieved.

The Interior Basics Module One (evening class or summer one week course) is the Introduction to all the courses, which is taught as a one room project illustrating how to write and analyse the brief, identify the requirements and understand how to draw a space using ergonomics and planning criteria. Elements of the interior such as colour, lighting, materials and furniture are taught throughout the course and the culmination is the visual and verbal presentation of the scheme.

INTERIOR BASICS Module One

10 Tuesday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm

24 September - 03 December 2019

Cost: £750 (incl of current vat)

 

Design Certificate / Interior Planning – module 2 – evenings

The Professional Interior Design Certificate consists of four modules which have to be gained sequentially over two years. The Interior Basics, Interior Planning, Interior Detailing and Interior Professional Practice. At the end of each module you will be awarded a certificate acknowledging the skills  you have achieved.

Interior Planning Module Two consists of a larger residential project, revisiting the design process learnt in Module One with more emphasis on spatial awareness through exploratory drawing, understanding planning constraints, developing freehand and technical 2D and 3D skills, how to create a colour, materials and furniture palette culminating in presentation and communication techniques.

INTERIOR PLANNING Module Two

20 Tuesday Evenings 6:30pm-9:00pm + 2 Saturday workshops 10.00am-4.00pm
08 January 2019  -  18 June 2019
Cost: £1,790 (incl of current vat)

or

12 Thursday Evenings 6:30pm-9:00pm + 6 Saturday workshops 10.00am-4.00pm
28 March 2019  -  11 July 2019
Cost: £1,790 (incl of current vat)

Design Certificate / Interior Detailing – module 3 – evenings

The Professional Interior Design Certificate consists of four modules which have to be gained sequentially over two years. The Interior Basics, Interior Planning, Interior Detailing and Interior Professional Practice. At the end of each module you will be awarded a certificate acknowledging the skills  you have achieved.

Interior Detailing Module Three follows the first introductory modules to continue exploring the next stage in the design stages, developing a sketch scheme from a loose set of ideas into something that can be costed and built. The project is to complete a concept proposal for a hotel room and en-suite bathroom. This is followed by the detail development of the hotel wardrobe space and an information construction pack for the en-suite bathroom.

INTERIOR DETAILING Module Three

20 Wednesday Evenings  6:30pm - 9:00pm  +  2 Saturday workshops 10.00am - 4.00pm
03 October 2018 - 27 March 2019

25 September 2019 - 11 March 2020

Cost: £1,790 (incl of current vat)

Design Certificate / Professional Practice – module 4 – evenings

The Professional Interior Design Certificate consists of four modules which have to be gained sequentially over two years. The Interior Basics, Interior Planning, Interior Detailing and Interior Professional Practice. At the end of each module you will be awarded a certificate acknowledging the skills  you have achieved.

Interior Professional Practice Module Four is the basis to understand through lectures and project examples how projects are delivered in practice. The administrative procedures, the building team, regulations, liability and general professional conduct. These important issues are delivered in a realistic way from a team of professionals who share their experiences in a creative way.

INTERIOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE  Module Four

Ten Evenings  6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday's   03 April - 26 June  2019

Wednesday's   25 March - 17 June  2020

Cost: £750 (incl of current vat)

“I have assessed several student projects and I am always very impressed at the amount of knowledge that the students have amassed in a short space of time. They are always a very focused group”
Alistar Barr
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