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The equipment and resources you require may differ dependent on the level and subject that you study
All NDA Diploma and Degree courses require access to a computer with an active internet connection in order to use the interactive learning resources on the Virtual Learning Studio (VLS).
This can be either a Windows or Mac OS X based machine.
N.B. In-Studio Diploma students will require access to a portable laptop computer for In-Studio sessions.
An office package, such as MS Office or OpenOffice; which includes a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation application (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Although not required for the Diploma course AutoCAD is included Free to all NDA students*.
A graphical editing application, such as Adobe Photoshop. A computer aided design application, such as Google SketchUp (free), AutoCAD (is included Free to all NDA students*) or VectorWorks.
In addition to your online study and use of computer software, students may/will also be required to complete work by hand. Please see below a list of recommended design equipment, materials and resources for each NDA course subject.
The majority of recommended items are available to purchase online as a ‘kit’ from the NDA Art Shop, at student prices.
Please visit the online NDA Art Shop which provides Complete Professional Interior Design, Complete Professional Garden Design, Complete Professional Soft Furnishings, Essential Soft Furnishings Course and Technical Drawing Equipment Kits. These include the essential equipment you will need to study each specific NDA course plus optional items that will allow you to complete your work to a professional finish.