National Design Academy (NDA) has been established for over 30 years, and is the UK’s leading provider of fully accredited Interior Design courses. NDA has alumni of over 31,000 graduates in 80 countries. We offer flexible, part-time, online courses that fit around your work and personal commitments. We offer Diploma courses accredited by AIM Awards, and BA (Hons) & Master’s degrees awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester.
Over the years NDA has trained thousands of successful interior designers, many of whom are running their own business or working for prestigious design practices around the world. At NDA we are passionate about design and helping our students to achieve their goals by delivering flexible, affordable online qualifications.
National Design Academy is part of The NDA Foundation—a not for profit organisation committed to widening access to further & higher education through affordable, flexible online delivery.
Profits are reinvested back into the Foundation for the benefit of our students. This means much lower fees than other colleges and universities and we can award all NDA students with Progression Scholarships for each level of study.
Since its beginning in 1988 the Academy has been based at Rufford Hall in Nottingham, our headquarters and base for the Tutor, Admissions and Student Support teams. There are also two dedicated design studios where our UK based in-studio courses take place.
The interior of the Academy has been beautifully designed and decorated to provide inspiration for all our students. Please view our virtual tour or book a place on the next Open Day to see for yourself!