Saturday In Studio Interior Design Course Dubai

IF YOU LOVE INTERIOR DESIGN, STYLING SPACES, FOLLOWING TRENDS AND TRANSFORMING HOMES… OR YOU DREAM OF STARTING AN INTERIOR DESIGN CAREER OR OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS; OUR LIVE ‘IN STUDIO’ INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE IN DUBAI IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO START.

Celebrating 30 Years in Education, the National Design Academy (NDA) has pioneered fully accredited online interior design qualifications from Diploma, BA (Hons) to Master’s Degree level.

Adding to our online study portfolio, live ‘In-Studio’ interior design courses have been launched in our Dubai Studios allowing those have more time a more hands-on and collaborative approach to learning. Working with a client brief, you will work on an array of skills to take you from client concept stage, through to design development and final proposal stage for a residential project.

With these skills, you will be able to enter into the interior design industry with the practical knowledge required to work with potential clients. You’ll also learn how to establish industry contacts, where to source materials, samples, furniture, lighting and start to build a design community with your peers.

Whilst receiving hands-on advice directly from our highly experienced NDA Tutors, the In-studio course brings together a fantastic mix of students, helping to create an exciting, friendly and dynamic class and the chance to share ideas with fellow up and coming designers.

Dubai In Studio Interior Design

The course consists of 10 consecutive Saturdays happening between April and June 2019 (please see dates below).


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We are passionate about delivering high-quality courses to our students, which is why we cap the number of students who can attend each course. We believe that students learn better and faster in smaller groups, so we limit our in-studio course to 16 students.

The NDA takes accreditation very seriously. All our courses are accredited by Aim Awards and De Monfort University Leicester (DMU). These qualifications are globally recognised throughout the world including the UAE and MENA region (equivalent to a British A-level).

Our KHDA permit number is 62117 delivered through ‘The Progression Agency’. Please check before doing any course if the education provider has a KHDA permit number.

Studying with the NDA in Dubai has really opened my eyes to the exciting world of interior design. The course content is structured and in-depth with hands-on practical experience applied on a continuous basis. The NDA is also extremely lucky to have one of the best tutors in the Dubai studio which has made my entire learning experience that much more fun and enjoyable.

Student Lorraine Jamison

What will I study?

UNIT 1. INTERIOR DESIGN IN CONTEXT

Get ready to discover the exciting world of interior design. In this first unit you will develop your understanding of what interior design is. You will be guided through the elements of interior design (i.e. form, space, light, colour, texture, furniture and objects) and will explore ways of organising interior space for particular purposes. You will investigate interiors in historical and contextual contexts, including the evolution of interior design and developments that have had a significant impact on the interiors of today. Whilst exploring many of the fascinating historical design periods, this unit will concentrate more specifically on Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco and High-Tech interiors, showcasing key design features and their influence on the contemporary interior.

UNIT 2. DESIGN INSPIRATION AND THE ROLE OF THE INTERIOR DESIGNER

Within this unit, the work of leading designers who are working within interior design will be explored. You will find out what inspires designers, where their concepts and ideas come from and how these ideas are developed into interior schemes. You will be introduced to the practicalities of running an interior design project and the responsibilities of being an interior designer. There are many interesting facets to an interior designer’s work which you will investigate during the unit including: the scale of projects you may undertake, tradesmen whose work you will co-ordinate and commission, the factors involved in selecting good products, and managing the stages of design projects from initial contact through to project scheduling.

UNIT 3. COLOUR FOR INTERIOR DESIGN

Colour is an essential element of interior design. It is impossible to imagine a world without colour; it defines the way we see space, it gives shape to objects, it changes the appearance of walls or ceilings and it is present in absolutely every aspect of an interior. This unit investigates colour in all its forms; from the colour wheel and colour spectrum, to the use of colour in interior design. The unit will develop your understanding of colour which, in turn, will provide you with essential knowledge about using colour in interior design.

UNIT 4. DRAWING PLANS AND ELEVATIONS

Drawing, whether by hand or computer, is the way that information about an interior design scheme is communicated, from the initial design stage to the final technical drawing presented to a contractor. Plans and elevations are essential to that process and there are generally agreed principles for producing design drawings. These are called ‘drawing conventions’ and are the recognised principles upon which a technical drawing should be based. This Unit guides you through the process of producing a set of drawings including: plans and elevations, symbols, title blocks and other information which may be required during the course of an interior design commission.

UNIT 5. SPACE PLANNING

Space planning is another essential interior design skill which contributes to the design of good, functional and practical interior design. It is during the space planning stage of a project that the movement of people through an interior is taken into consideration; good space planning skills will make the movement through an interior safer, more efficient and more enjoyable. Space planning skills are especially important when commercial interiors such as retail spaces or offices are involved, but are just as valuable when planning a domestic kitchen, a small residential space (such as an apartment) or an open-plan living area.

UNIT 6. WALL AND FLOOR FINISHES

The impact that wall and floor coverings have on an interior cannot be underestimated; the combination of these elements sets the scene for the entire interior design scheme. Both light and sound are reflected or absorbed by these elements, furniture sits within them and is framed by them. This Unit looks in detail at the choices, use and sources of wall and floor coverings, providing inspiration for a broad range of design approaches from traditional to contemporary.

UNIT 7. SOFT FURNISHINGS

In this unit you will be able to recognise the suitability of fabrics for specific locations and functions and understand the legal requirements and commercial importance relating to fire retardant fabrics. You will understand how soft furnishings can change perceptions of height, width and light within a room and be able to select suitable fittings based on the style of headings, length and weight of fabric. Designers also need to know how to measure and estimate fabric requirements as they may be responsible for ordering fabric for a curtain maker.

UNIT 8. FURNITURE STYLES AND ACCESSORIES

Furniture is an essential component of a designed interior and can establish the mood of a scheme more than any other element. From the earliest antiques to the most contemporary prototypes, this Unit looks at designers, manufacturers, auction houses and suppliers of furniture from all over the world. From classical to contemporary, furniture has the power to make or break a design. You will also look at those designers, manufacturers and suppliers whose work influences the way we live today.

UNIT 9. CREATIVE LIGHTING

Lighting is one of the most complex and important design elements to understand. Creating an effective lighting scheme is as important a design decision as choice of colour, furniture and spatial layout and this Unit will show you how to use light effectively within your designs.

A large part of lighting design involves developing an understanding of the balance between light and shadow, which is essential for creating interesting interiors. When used appropriately, lighting enhances an interior in a way that no other medium can match. The Unit shows you how a lighting scheme should be developed alongside and be integral to an interior design scheme.

UNIT 10. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN

Within this Unit, an understanding of the importance of structuring a business will begin to be developed. Whether working within the creative industries or starting your own interior design studio, the importance of understanding good business practice cannot be overstated.

It is possible to be a very creative and inspirational designer but this, on its own, does not mean that an interior design business will be successful. There are many skills associated with running an interior design business and this Unit will guide you through the stages of establishing good business practice.

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OUR NEXT IN-STUDIO PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN DIPLOMA COURSE WILL RUN FROM OUR DUBAI STUDIOS IN KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE ON THE DATES BELOW. YOU DON’T NEED ANY PREVIOUS QUALIFICATIONS – JUST ENTHUSIASM FOR DESIGN!

10 consecutive Saturdays (from September to November 2019):

  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September 2019
  • 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th October 2019
  • 2nd, 9th, November 2019

Tuition Fee: $2,950

 

 

  • Fully accredited and globally recognised Interior Design Diploma
  • Equivalent to a British ‘A-level’
  • Highly experienced NDA tutors with real industry knowledge
  • AutoCAD and all materials included
  • KHDA permit number 62117
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If you are interested in joining this studio course or have any other questions, please call the NDA Dubai Office on +971 44 298 788 or email international@nda.ac.uk or fill the form below and we will get in touch with you!

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