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 the 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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Sep 2020
10 - 12 months
395 GBP
Payments can be made in instalments
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