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Become a Professional Interior Designer

Online & In-Studio Courses

Diplomas, Bachelor's & Master's Degrees

Three Learning Levels

Diplomas, Bachelor's & Master's degrees.

Six Design Subjects

Study in one of six specialist design subjects.

Guaranteed Progression

Completion of each learning level opens access to the next. Progression Scholarships available.


Online Fast-Track Diploma (via Zoom)

Online Fast-Track Diploma
(via Zoom)

Professional Soft Furnishings & Curtain Making

Recognised Worldwide & Fully Accredited

The National Design Academy is the only institution to offer truly flexible, online interior design courses that are nationally and internationally recognised.

All our Professional Diploma courses are awarded by AIM Qualifications, an Ofqual approved National Awarding Organisation providing Ofqual Level 3 accreditation.

All our online Degrees are fully accredited and awarded by our academic partner De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), ranked in Times’ top 3% of world universities.

Flexible Learning Designed For You

Study around work & family commitments – Flexible Online learning or Fast-Track Online & In-Studio courses


No terms or semesters,
choose your own start date.


Low fees, & scholarships
Government funding & student loans available for UK students.


Study from anywhere in the world,
at your own pace. Or Fast-Track with our Zoom courses.


Fast-track your Diploma.
10 days in-studio + 10 weeks online
Qualify in Just 12 weeks!

What Can You Study?

Choose the design subject and level that’s right for you…
View each of our courses below or download our full course guides for more information.

Government funding & student loans available for UK students.

Progression scholarships for all NDA UK & International students.

Passionate about Interior Design?

So are we. That’s why we love to help anyone who shares our passion to achieve an accredited qualification in interior design, garden & landscaping design or a range of other design subjects.

We can help you to become a professional interior designer and make a living out of what you love or to add a professional finish to your own projects. You can even go on to study a degree online with NDA.

At the National Design Academy we’ve been teaching interior design for over 35 years, with over 35,000 alumni in over 100 countries. We’d love to welcome you to our design community.

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Studying with NDA

The Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) is our exclusive, online platform that replaces the usual lectures given in Colleges and Universities. This provides links to other online resources and contains a range of interactive material including videos, images, quizzes and lectures.

Students can rewind and re-watch until they are sure they have understood. No frantic note taking and no missing an important lecture! Study when and where it suits you!

What's On?

Keep up-to-date with the next available Open Day and Course Dates at NDA

Professional Interior Design
14th March – 24th June (Evening)
26th March – 9th July (Afternoon)
16th May – 26th August (Morning)
Outdoor Living & Garden Design
26th March – 21st May (Afternoon)
Interior Design Software Course
15th April – 13th May
3rd – 28th June
Professional Garden Design
11th March – 17th June (Morning)
16th September – 6th January (Morning)
Professional Soft Furnishings & Curtain Making
3rd September – 20th January (Morning)

35,000 Qualified Designers & Counting...

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Latest news and stories from the world of Interior Design. Subscribe for free regular news, helpful design tips, blogs and the latest design trends.

Online Open Days

Our regular Open Days are now delivered online, via Zoom and they are the perfect opportunity to get a real feel for the Academy and the courses that are offered.

And Finally...

A message from our founder & Academy Director

Achieve your Diploma with a student loan

Thinking about studying our Professional Interior Design Diploma? We’re a non-profit organisation that believes in breaking down financial barriers for your design aspirations.

That’s why you can now finance any three of our Interior Design Diplomas with an Advanced Learner Loan.

Course Timeline

3rd September to 20th January

Introduction Week

Course Introduction

2 hour Live Online Introduction Session
Tuesday, 3rd September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 1

Unit 01: Fabric Selection & Colour Theory

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 10th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 13th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 2

Unit 02: Estimation for Soft Furnishings

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 17th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 20th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 3

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 23rd Septemb