Interior Design - Intermediate
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About this course

This course is perfect for anyone who has an interest in either interior design or decoration and would like to learn how to produce their own designs, either for home, for friends and family or perhaps clients.

You may also have already completed our Interior Design - Beginners course and be hoping to develop your skills.

What will I learn?
  • Historical context of design
  • Production of illustrated elevations showing the changing styles of the interior
  • Work on scaled floor plans, elevations and axonometric drawings and a sample board for each scheme
  • Look at furniture layout and understand positioning of services relevant to the interior
  • To design a contemporary Victorian bedroom with en-suite bathroom/or Lounge of a boutique style Georgian hotel
  • To design a home office for another learner in the group, considering style, use and ergonomics
  • To design soft furnishings for the room schemes
  • Produce technical drawings and present ideas
  • Improving rendering skills
  • Various ways in which lighting is used
  • The impact of textures on the Interior

During the course you will:

  • Collect and record various types of textures. Interiors are made-up of a whole range of these and again will help to focus ideas and choose finishes which are relevant to the interior that we are designing
  • Design a traditional Interior with a contemporary feel
  • Use our knowledge of scale to organise furniture onto scaled floor plans
  • Consider lighting, heating and services
  • Choose all fabrics and finishes and design own soft furnishings to compliment the schemes. Looking at the historical context of design helps the designer to appreciate how ideas have evolved and how they can be improved
  • Consider designing a contemporary Georgian hotel lounge area
  • A second project is to design a home office to a client’s specification - an important exercise which will help you gain an insight into designing a space for someone else. To achieve this you will work closely with another member of the group acting as your client, and you in turn will be their client.
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course, although you may benefit from completing the Interior Design - Beginners course first if you have no existing knowledge of Interior Design processes.
Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you:

  • Tracing paper and cartridge paper can be bought from the tutor by the sheet
  • Scale ruler showing scales 1:50 and 1:20, or you can loan one from the tutor if you prefer
  • Coloured pencils, again these can be loaned by the tutor
  • Sheet of poly board
  • Tee square, set square, a range of pencils ie 2h,4h and hb. Masking- tape, pritt- stick, again these can be loaned from the tutor
  • A2 Size piece of MDF which will be used as a drawing board (only if you wish to do drawings at home)
  • A couple of drawing pens in different nib thicknesses ie 0.1 - 0.8 if you wish to do finished drawings
  • Reference information that you will gather while on the course
  • A portfolio or some kind or folder in which to keep your drawings

You may wish to collect samples and information by visiting trade showrooms and trade exhibitions which happen at various times in the year, so you will incur some travel costs.

You may also wish to purchase some interior design magazines such as Living Etc or any books that are relevant to the subject.

What could I do next?

You could progress onto another of our creative courses, such as Up-cycling Furniture, Upholstery, Picture Framing and much more!