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Online (via Zoom)
Interior Design
Software Course

Online (via Zoom)
Interior Design
Software Course

Course Duration

12 x 2.5hr online sessions
(3 days per week)

Next Course Dates

15th April - 13th May
3.30pm - 6pm (UK Time) 6.30pm - 9pm (Dubai Time)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Entry Requirements

Knowledge of interior design basics and an interest in learning AutoCAD, SketchUp & Photoshop

Assessment

No exams — Course exercises only, practice from home

Qualification

NDA Certificate
‘Interior Design Software Course’
Endorsed by AIM Qualifications Quality Mark

Course Summary

Master Key Software Tools in this All-in-One Course

This integrated 4 week workshop is designed for individuals with basic or no previous knowledge of the essential software programs used in professional interior design; it will provide you with skills in AutoCAD 2D, SketchUp and Photoshop – a great package to prepare you for your first interior design project.

You will build on skills you’ve already learned in manual drafting during your course studies, and create computer-drawn floor plans and elevations with great ease, speed and accuracy, using AutoCAD 2D.

You will then transform your 2D drawings into 3D models and scenes using SketchUp, in order to communicate your design proposal to clients in a professional and artistic way and help them visualise the finished interior space. You will also learn how to enhance and adjust images using Photoshop to create impactful presentations. There will be plenty of exercises and hands-on training throughout the course.

Join our intensive and lively online course to learn all the design software skills you need to become a professional interior designer!

Why Learn Software Skills?

If you aspire to become a professional designer, you’ll know that how well you present your ideas, communicate with contractors, and manage the schedule and budget of a project is key to its success.

Learning industry standard software programs like AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop is essential for professional designers who want to streamline the design process and succeed in today’s market.

Learning these software tools will help you:

Course Duration

Online Course (via Zoom)

To complete the course, you will need to attend 12 x 2.5hr live online lessons in totals, courses are scheduled 3 days per week over 4 weeks format. All classes are taught online via Zoom.

Assignments

  • Assignments will be set to allow you to practice.
  • All course material and assignments are available in your ‘Virtual Learning Studio’
  • Students also get one-on-one tutor time online.

Our tutors have years of experience and in-depth knowledge of interior design software programs.

What Will You Learn?

AutoCAD (6 Classes)

A powerful design and drafting software used to create accurate drawings. With hands-on exercises, you will learn the features, commands and techniques to create, edit and print 2D drawings.

SketchUp (5 Classes)

An excellent tool to create 3D models and visualisations for interior spaces. You will learn how to use key tools and commands, incorporate textures, scenes and styles, and produce visualisations for your designs.

Photoshop (1 Day Workshop)

A software application for designers and creative professionals, used for image editing, retouching, creating image compositions, and adding effects. You will learn how to enhance images for your design, add text and create eye-catching presentations.

What Will I Achieve?

By the end of this course, you will be able to achieve the following:

Accreditation

As with all NDA courses this short course is accredited. On successful completion of this course, you will receive an NDA Certificate for ‘Interior Design Software Course’ endorsed by the AIM Qualifications Quality Mark.

Next Available Courses

Online lessons run for 2.5hrs – scheduled 3 days per week over 4 weeks:

October - November Course

16th October - 10th November
(Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
FULLY BOOKED
3:30pm - 6pm UK Time (GMT)
6:30pm - 9pm Dubai Time (GST)

Week 1: October 16th, 18th, 20th
Week 2: October 23rd, 25th, 27th
Week 3: October 30th, November 1st, 3rd
Week 4: November 6th, 8th, 10th

Next Available Courses

Online lessons run for 2.5hrs – scheduled 3 days per week over 4 weeks:

April - May Course

15th April - 13th May
(Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
3:30pm - 6pm UK Time (GMT)
6:30pm - 9pm Dubai Time (GST)
Week 1: April 15th, 17th, 19th
Week 2: April 22nd, 24th, 26th
Week 3: April 29th & May 1st, 3rd
Week 4: May 8th, 10th
Week 5: May 13th

June Course

3rd - 28th June
(Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
3:30pm - 6pm UK Time (GMT)
6:30pm - 9pm Dubai Time (GST)
Week 1: June 3rd, 5th, 7th
Week 2: June 10th, 12th, 14th
Week 3: June 17th, 19th, 21st
Week 4: June 24th, 26th & 28th

Course Fees

New Students

£ 950
  • For non-NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Limited spaces available on each course,
    enrol now!

NDA Students

£ 795
  • For former or current NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE
    to pay the lower fee!

New Students

$ 1,200
  • For non-NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Limited spaces available on each course,
    enrol now!

NDA Students

$ 1000
  • For former or current NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE
    to pay the lower fee!

*International student fees in US dollars.

Ready to pursue your passion for Interior Design?

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New Students

£ 950
  • For non-NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Limited spaces available on each course,
    enrol now!

NDA Students

£ 795
  • For former or current NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Contact us for a DISCOUNT CODE
    to pay the lower fee!

New Students

$ 1,200
  • For non-NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Limited spaces available on each course,
    enrol now!

NDA Students

$ 1000
  • For former or current NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Contact us for a DISCOUNT CODE
    to pay the lower fee!

*International student fees in US dollars.

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 September

Week 4

Unit 03: Window Treatments: Mitres, Hand-Stitching Techniques & Pattern Matching

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

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 4th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 5

Unit 04: Lined & Interlined Curtain Construction

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 8th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 11th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 6

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 14th October

Week 7

Unit 05: Constructing Hand-Sewn Buckram Headers

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 22nd October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 25th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 8

Unit 06: Constructing Piped Crescent Tie-Back & Piped Cushion

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 29th October @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 1st November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 9

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 4th November

Week 10

Unit 07: Constructing a Roman Blind

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 12th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 15th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 11

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 18th November

Week 12

Unit 08: Constructing Padded Pelmets

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 26th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 29th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 13

Unit 09: Constructing Swags & Tails (Swags)

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 3rd December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 6th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 14

Unit 09: Constructing Swags & Tails (Tails)

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 10th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 13th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 15

Unit 10: Setting-up a Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings Workroom

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 17th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
*Thursday, 19th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)
*One day early due to office closure

Christmas Holidays

NDA Office Closed

20th December - 6th January

Week 16 & 17

Independent Study Break Week x2

Commencing Monday, 6th & 13th January

Week 18

Project hand-in

Monday, 20th January 2025

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