What is the course about?
On this practical short course you will learn how to design the interior space of one room to use as a starting point for further rooms. This could be a room in your home that needs updating or an interior space for a friend or colleague.
You will learn about determining space requirements, generating design ideas and selecting decorative items, such as colours, lighting, furnishings and materials.
You will also learn how to create and interpret a plan and elevation drawing and gain an awareness of relevant regulations and standards.
What previous students liked about the course: .
“The teacher was extremely knowledgeable and had an excellent experience. She brought across a lot of information and in an interesting and concise way and was always willing to answer questions. Good practical experience.”
“Tutor and the group were fantastic and supportive. Good overview of Interior Design.”
“I found it really inspiring and encouraging as something I have an interest in.”
“Such a good overview. I hope to take a more in-depth course and to pursue interior design as a career.” FY
What will we cover?
- determining project goals and objectives
- generating ideas for the aesthetic and functional possibilities of the space
- developing plans and specifications relative to interior spaces
- selecting and specifying fixtures, furnishings, products, materials and colours
- relevant building and safety codes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- determine project goals and objectives
- generate ideas for the aesthetic and functional possibilities of your chosen interior space
- draw a scale plan and elevation for your project
- select and specify a range of fixtures, furnishings, products, materials and colours
- list key building and safety codes that apply to domestic interior spaces.
What students have achieved on their course:.
“Scale drawing, mood boards and sample boards, design tips and ideas on what the client may ask for.” OR
“How to work to scale and planning out the room., Different types of design and different types of fabric and materials for furniture/ floor etc.” PH
“Step by step guide of interior design. Floor plan, elevation drawing, colour scheme, lighting, mood board, sample board.” SP
“Understanding the basics of interior design, being able to practice. Has inspired me to consider interior design as a career.” HP
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course. No previous experience required but an enthusiasm for Interior Design is essential.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. You will be encouraged to carry out some preparatory research and design work for the course. This will be discussed with you by your tutor in the first session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Materials will be provided.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with VF393 SketchUp Pro for beginners, VG514 Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners VF347 Vectorworks: project workshop or VF500 Build interior design course.
Build offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details