Designing for Interiors Fundamentals





Awarding Body




About the course

The Designing for interiors course is delivered in 2 parts, a fundamentals and an intermediate. They are intended for complete beginners, or those with some basic experience of the subject or with and Art & Design background.

The parts are delivered separately, but ideally both parts would be would need to be taken in order to gain a fuller understanding of the subject. 

We run occurrences through the year and allow for those who have completed the fundamentals to do the intermediate after completion.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

What will I do on this course?

Designers have to communicate ideas through drawing, mood boards and pitches, whilst working within a variety of constraints. Over the two modules, we aim to cover these skills, at the same time encouraging you to be as creative, imaginative and forward thinking as is demanded by this competitive industry. In the first term you will focus on fundamental principles of creating inspiring interiors for your own or other people's homes. During first term's practical sessions we will study:

  • Pattern and Texture
  • Lighting
  • How to produce mood and samples boards
  • Resourcing materials and finishes
  • Proportion and Scale
  • Colour theory and its application

You will be taught how to

  • explore the world of interiors
  • understand what interior designer's job is and what kind might be suitable for you
  • get creative
  • talk to clients and understand their needs
  • turn creative ideas into presentable format
Who is it for?

It is suitable for complete beginners or for anyone with previous experience who would like to extend their skills in this area and learn more about the principles of interior design.

How to apply

To enrol please call 0117 312 5000 or call into one of our centres.

How Is this course assessed?

You will produce practical work and build a portfolio around a professional scenario within the context of the subject.

What could I do next?

After completion, you can progress and do the Design for Interiors Intermediate course.

You can explore wide range of other creative courses offered by college including CAD design course which would enable you to computerise your visual designs.


Additional cost

You may need to purchase magazines and some extra items.

It is advisable to have a sketchbook.


No interview is necessary.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
Start Date:



Course Code:



Hours in college / week:

Course Fee:


Related Courses