BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design | National Design Academy

BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design

The BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design course is the ideal course for those wishing to enter into the world of work as an interior designer with a specialist interest in heritage style. At NDA 'online flexible learning' means exactly that! Unlike other institutions, at NDA there are no terms or semesters, you can choose your own start date and study at your own pace – not the pace dictated by the institution or other students. At NDA we treat every student as an individual. Find out more.

About the course

The BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design course is aimed at students who are passionate about heritage interior design and crave the opportunity to further enhance their knowledge and skill set of this specialist market. This course offers students the opportunity to specialise and focus on their main area of interest; older properties, whilst also enabling them to learn more about the complex design considerations necessary when looking to redesign listed or period properties.

This course is the perfect academic progression for students who have already successfully completed the Diploma in Professional Interior Design Skills with the National Design Academy or alternatively a previous qualification in a relevant subject. This may also be a suitable pathway for students with in-depth industry experience. It will allow students to build on their existing knowledge of interior design whilst specialising in older buildings.

This course covers a wide range of modules aimed at guiding students through the required processes in order to ensure that their design projects exactly match the specifications of a client brief, whilst also producing a design that is fully compliant with any rules and regulations surrounding this type of project. The modules for the full BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design degree will cover a variety of core topics, whilst also providing students with a solid background in business advice and practice, invaluable skills when looking to set up a business in the design market or working as a freelance designer.

Teaching and learning

This BA (Hons) degree is studied part-time, flexibly online through our specially created Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) via the internet using your computer. Here you can access numerous links to interior design information, and you can contact your personal tutor direct. The course is designed to fit around your work & home life. You will receive informative and timely feedback on your assignments from your personal Tutor; you will not have to take an examination. You can telephone the NDA Helpline at any time (Monday - Friday 9.00.a.m. - 5.00.p.m.) to receive an instant answer to your question from a member of our Tutor Team. You can make new friends and keep in touch with other students and alumni and share ideas and see examples of other students work, through our lively Student Forum.

The majority of NDA students will complete their BA (Hons) Degree online in just 3 years, others may take a little longer and a few may need the maximum study time of 8 years. Find out more

Employability & progression

Further education

Following the successful completion of the BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design course, many students opt to further enhance their CVs and knowledge of the interior design market by completing the MA Interior Design course with the National Design Academy. This qualification will help add further credibility to a student’s CV whilst continually building on the skill set and knowledge of the design market as a whole.

Many students will also often choose to enrol on to an alternative diploma level course such as the Diploma in Garden Design Skills or the Diploma in Skills for Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings. These additional qualifications on a CV allow students to prove that they have a broad knowledge of the design market and aids their credibility in the market when pitching to clients.


The BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design course offers students the opportunity to promote themselves to clients and employers as a professional interior designer with a specialist knowledge of older buildings and with a proven academic knowledge of the design world.

Many of our students will be employed in a design-based company where they hold a designer role specialising in older properties. Alternatively, we have many students who have set up their own interior design practices that focus on listed buildings and heritage design or alternatively those who wish to work on a freelance basis.

Take a look through some of our case studies from past BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design students and see how they found the course.

No upfront fees

Now you can afford to study for a degree

Student loans (or tuition fee loans) are the most popular way for NDA students to study as they cover the entire cost of their degree. Loans are not based on income or means tested and most students in England will qualify. Repayments only start after four years - but if you earn less than £21,000 per year you will not have to repay.

PLEASE NOTE: When paying by Student Loan, you are required to apply for the instalment fee amount not the full fee

Student loans explained

Not using a student loan?

You can spread the cost and pay tuition fees by monthly instalments at no extra cost.


What Will I Study?

If you still have questions feel free to call us for further information on 01159 1234 12, or click on Live Chat. Alternatively, why not book a place on one of our Interior Design Course Open Days at our studios in Nottingham UK, come along and talk to the Tutors, view students' work and take a tour of the Academy?

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