National Design Academy (NDA) Diploma in Professional Interior Design National Design Academy (NDA)
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Price: USD 1,600
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  • Duration / Course length: 2 To 9 Months
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  • Accrediting country: UK

Course details

The Diploma in Professional Interior Design provides a fantastic introduction to the subject with no previous qualifications necessary. NDA Diploma courses are studied online or In-Studio and are fully accredited by the British government and recognised all over the world.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for all students who are passionate about Interior Design, even if they have no previous qualifications. The course is equivalent to a British A-level and offers successful Diploma students a guaranteed place on to the Bachelor of Arts Interior Design degree programme. This course is suitable for students that are looking to start their own business, change career, or simply enhance their creativity.

Where is this course?
The course can be studied online or fast-track through our Dubai or UK studios. The NDA is the only online University in the world that can take you from having no qualifications in Interior Design all the way through to obtaining your Master's Degree.

Course time.
Our courses are designed to be studied part time around work commitments with the average course time being around 6-9 months part time. If studied full-time the average course time can be reduced to around 3-6 months. Our fast-track in studio time is approximately 8 weeks with a full-time week at the beginning, approx 30 hours of home study in between and 1 full-time week in week 8.

What will I learn?
Units include:
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Lighting
  • Finishes
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Colour Theory
  • Briefing
  • Implementing a Design and Business Advice.
How will I benefit from taking this course?
On completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Start their own Interior Design business 
  • Start a career in an Interior Design practice
  • Progress to the Bachelor of Arts degrees; BA (Hons) Interior Design, BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design, BA (Hons) Retail Design or BA (Hons) Design for Outdoor Living.
  • Complete a home Interior Design project as a hobby
How will I be assessed?
No exams! Your personal tutor will assess your assignments.
The course is delivered through online study that is accessed through our bespoke Virtual Learning Studio (VLS). The VLS allows students to access all course materials, contact tutors and share ideas with other NDA students through the online community.Entry requirements:
  • There are no specific academic requirements, just a keen interest and passion in Interior Design
  • Students are required to have a good level and understanding of written English.
Testimonial of former student:
"I'd definitely recommend the National Design Academy to other students. It allows so much flexibility to work and study at the same time. And I think that they're the only college in the UK that actually offer the distance learning degree for interior design subjects as well retail, heritage and garden design. So I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's thinking about qualifying and wanting to study interior ; - Victoria Hedley.

Eligibility / Requirements

There are no pre-requirements for our Diploma. Just a positive attitude and a passion for design.

Job roles this course is suitable / will prepare you for

Interior design Proffesional , Interior Designer

About National Design Academy (NDA)

The National Design Academy has been established for over 26 years as the UK's leading provider of fully accredited design courses from Diploma level to Bachelor of Arts Degrees as well as a Master of Arts Degree. All programmes are delivered online through NDA's own Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) and are accredited by the British Government.

NDA delivers British education and training for the design industry and specialises in creating flexible, part-time programmes. There are no term times or semesters so students can choose their own start date and work at their own pace to fit around every day work or family commitments.

Degrees are awarded by, Staffordshire University and the Diploma level courses are accredited by AIM Awards, making all qualifications gained at the NDA nationally and internationally recognised. The National Design Academy is passionate about encouraging and supporting all students to help them to achieve their goals in the exciting and lucrative world of design.

NDA offers the UK's only online Master of Arts Degree in Interior Design and trains more interior design graduates than any other UK university.

All enrolments can be completed online although the NDA admissions office, in the Knowledge Village, Dubai, also offers support to all students with the admissions procedure, course information and fees.

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