NDA Blog

Who inspires us: Sir John Soane
Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles Sir John Soane, a man who’s legacy of collecting has enriched the lives of many an architect and historical enthusiast alike. For those unfamiliar with the name, Sir John was an English architect who lived between the years 1753 to 1837. Known as an exponent of Neo-Classical architecture, he’s…
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Diplomas and Degrees: What’s the difference?
Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont Choosing which course to study (and indeed, where) can be a daunting task at the best of times, but throw in the confusion of academic qualification terminology such as Diploma, Degree, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or Higher National Diploma (HND), you’d be forgiven in trying to demystify what…
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Student Spotlight: John Niven
  At the National Design Academy, many of our graduates decide that they want to go it alone and start their own practice. Because of this, we offer business tips and help for those deciding they no longer want to work for someone else. A brilliant example of this is John Niven, a former Diploma…
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Cramped Campervan or Affordable Abode? Maximising your space!
We created a Pinterest board looking at small storage ideas, inspired by this post! Head over and have a browse if you’re interested.    Written by NDA tutor Ruth Skrytek It’s about time that the mobile home industry started to evaluate the efficiency of mobile living, and start to offer a more permanent and comfortable…
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Iconic Furniture in Film and Television
Written by NDA tutor Sarah-Jane Wilkinson Iconic designer furniture create visual focus points as well as add character and individuality to a space. Many beloved and renowned pieces have been used over the years to enhance Interiors on our cinema screens and TV productions, here are some of favourite examples you may have spotted!  …
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