Interior Design Course - Diploma (Classroom)
Classroom-Based

Classroom-Basedcourse

Start Date:  February 2019
Price:  € 1,900 (easy-pay plan available)
Average Study Duration:  6 months
Assessment:  10 practical assignments
Course Type:  Classroom-Based
Level:  Comparable to level 5 on the Irish NFQ
Recognition:  International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC)
Entry Requirements:  Must be 18 years of age or older.

Diploma course in Interior Design

The Diploma Course in Interior Design will give you an in-depth grounding in the basics of interior design while also teaching you the techniques needed to launch a professional career in this stimulating field.

The classroom-based diploma course covers the same topics as the home study course but with the added benefit of live classes conducted by our expert tutors. This blended learning approach ensures that you receive the optimum support and knowledge with the least amount of disruption to your working schedule.

The classroom-based diploma course takes place over a six month period with either ten full-day Saturday classes from 09:30 to 16:30 or twenty evening classes from 18:30 to 21:00.

Throughout the course you will complete ten practical assignments. Our aim is for students to receive as much guidance and support during the tutorials as possible so that they will be able to plan their assignments in class and complete them at home.

You can choose to enrol for either the evening or full-day Saturday classes in Dublin (University College Dublin).

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Dublin Classes
Saturday Classes  (Full Day) Starts  10  Full DaysView Schedule  
Thursday Classes  (Evening) Starts  20  EveningsView Schedule  

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Communication in Art & Design

Overview

Research communication techniques and develop an interior design project, from the first client meeting to the final presentation of your design. Indicative content:

  • Research communication techniques
  • Surveying
  • Compiling a client brief and sourcing inspiration
  • Technical drawing
  • Creating a sample board
  • Produce final designs for presentation
  • Visual presentation techniques

Techniques and Processes

Overview

Develop an awareness of a standard approach to the development and execution of the design cycle through the design of a studio apartment. Indicative content:

  • Evaluating a given brief
  • The design cycle
  • Research and design development
  • Spatial planning
  • Colour rendering
  • Model making (optional)
  • Portfolio presentation to include technical drawing and sample board

Contextual Studies

Overview

Research and analyse key historical eras and movements that will allow you to understand the context of contemporary designs. Indicative content:

  • History of interior design
  • Exploring research methods
  • Visual and textual analyses
  • How to present research findings professionally
  • Critical research analyses

3D Practices

Overview

Gain an understanding of the vast variety of materials and their application in different contexts. Explore the properties of materials that are commonly used in interior design and their suitability and application in a wide variety of contexts. Indicative content:

  • Designing residential spaces
  • Interior design communication techniques
  • Analysing materials and finishes for the residential market
  • Presentation techniques
  • History of art through interior design and architecture
  • Interpreting a client brief
  • Technical drawing
  • 3D visuals
  • Health and Safety
  • Workflows and project management

Workflows

Overview

Explore the different ways in which workflow can be organised to allow you to plan, execute and deliver your own projects in the future. Indicative content:

  • Exploring specialised industries within the design sector
  • Interior design communication techniques
  • Presentation techniques
  • Workflow mapping
  • Workflow systems
  • Tracking issues and solutions