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Student of the Month – Samantha Elliott-Smith

Samantha Elliott-Smith has been chosen as our student of the month for January because of her attention to detail and depth of research illustrated for Module 5, which is Design for Listed Buildings within the Foundation Degree in Heritage Interior Design.

About Samantha’s Course

NDA’s Foundation Degree in Heritage Interior Design is fully validated by Staffordshire University.

The Foundation Degree in Heritage Interior Design is one of the more popular degree courses here at the National Design Academy. The foundation degree allows students a platform to build on their love for interior design with a central focus on heritage style. Students will also benefit from increasing their academic and practical skills and knowledge during the course. The main course units that are covered in this degree include Research Skills & Contextualisation, Space Planning, Design in Historical Context and Traditional Design Techniques along with a selection of other topics.

The Foundation Degree in Heritage Interior Design may also allow students a base to progress on to the BA (top up) in Heritage Interior Design that is also validated by Staffordshire University.

What Samantha’s Tutor Says…

“Samantha has demonstrated her research and analysis capabilities, as well as her creative and professional response to representing this content to accentuate her written reports visually.

Samantha’s passion for Heritage design shines through the work produced for this submission, particularly her understanding of this specialised area and the design implications that listed buildings present.

Well done and congratulations on producing such a successful module, illustrating your capabilities as a professional.”

Keep up the good work!


To sign up for our Foundation Degree in Heritage Interior Design visit: or alternatively call: 0115 9123 412.

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