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

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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 costs include: Macbook Pro laptop, software, equipment and all materials .

We enrol 18 students on the Professional Diploma course, so the next step is to complete the Application form and we will be in contact for an interview.

We no longer can process any student application that would require a Tier 4 student visa.

Ten months  17 September 2018 - 05 July 2019
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £25,600 (incl of current vat)

Inspiration Day – next date 3 February 2018

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:  3 February 2018   -  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 - January 31/15

Summer One Week Course / Interior Basics – module 1

The Summer one week course can be taken as an independent course but it also qualifies as Module One of The Professional Interior Design Certificate

The summer course concentrates upon the Interior Design Basics (Module One of the evening class) and is the initial project on all the courses, which is demonstrated through 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 through lectures, and the culmination of the course is the visual and verbal presentation of the scheme.


” The Module One course was an excellent 
Introduction to Interior Design. The whole process was broken down into manageable steps. The tutors modelled the processes, discussed and guided us through each stage. Therefore everyone felt successful, encouraged and creative.  Great value for
money and inspirational. Life changing “    Fiona York / Summer 2014

INTERIOR BASICS - Module One

One Week  9 July - 13 July 2018
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: £750 (incl of current vat)

Design Certificate / Interior Basics – module 1 – evenings & saturdays

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 Thursday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm
01 February - 26 April 2018 + one Saturday workshop
Cost: £750 (incl of current vat)

or

5 Saturday workshops - each day 10.00am - 4:00pm
24 February / 24 March / 21 April / 19 May / 16 June 2018
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
09 January 2018  -  19 June 2018

08 January 2019  -  18 June 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

Twenty Evenings  6:30pm - 9:00pm + two Saturday workshops
Wednesdays   26 September 2018 - 20 March 2019

Wednesdays   25 September 2019 - 19 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   11 April - 20 June  2018

Wednesday's   27 March - 19 June  2019

Cost: £750 (incl of current vat)

‘ My time at the Interior Design School changed my life, opened doors to a new career that I love and gave me the skills to succeed. The course is an intense learning experience that I relished.‘

Nicola Osborne   –   graduate 2004