The BA (Hons) Degree in Interior Design is the ideal course for those who have a true passion for interior design and crave the opportunity to add a professional graduate qualification to a their CV.

The course is online and fully flexible and at the NDA, flexible means exactly that! There are no terms or semesters so you can choose your own start date, and study at your own pace. We treat every student as an individual and our courses reflect that.

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Enrol at anytime – you choose your own start date! No terms or semesters, so you can study when its convenient for you.

Students should hold ONE of the following:

  • NDA Diploma
  • Level 3 Diploma, City & Guilds or NVQ, BTEC, HNC etc. in Design or equivalent
  • A Level in Art and/or Design equivalent
  • Art & Design Foundation Year (university or college)
  • Age 21+ portfolio of previous Interior Design experience
  • International Baccalaureate Art & Design equivalent
  • High School Diploma containing Art & Design with portfolio

The courses are taught in English, so international students will require a good standard of written English to study for a Degree. IELTS average 6.5 or TOEFL score of 550 is usually required, however all applicants are considered on an individual basis.

If you do not have the required qualifications to study a degree you can study an NDA Diploma either online or in-studio, for a place on a degree afterwards. Please request a Diploma Prospectus for more information about NDA Diploma courses.

(If you are not a previous NDA student do not apply for Student Finance until you have been approved to join)


3 years – flexible study


You will not have to take an exam! Your tutor will assess your assignments as you submit them throughout the course and your portfolio is moderated by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) External Examiner.

Each Module is self-contained, and has its own assessment, it has distinctive educational objectives and clearly defined content.


The BA (Hons) Interior Design course is awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)*.

About the Course

The BA (Hons) Interior Design course offers students a more in-depth and professional approach to specific design projects as well as providing the student with an impressive qualification to add to a CV, an essential element when looking to build a career in the design industry.

This course is the ideal next step for students that have already successfully completed the Diploma in Professional Interior Design with the National Design Academy, hold a previous qualification in a relevant subject, or alternatively, have relevant industry experience.

The BA (Hons) Interior Design covers a wide range of modules aimed at shaping the student’s mindset and knowledge base so that they can complete a design project in an accurate, creative and timely manner, whilst also satisfying the exact specifications of their client brief.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)
BA (Hons) Interior Design awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).



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