Student Spotlights

Kate Stephenson

Diploma in Professional Interior Design

“What I learnt at National Design Academy helped me offer a professional service.”

Kate completed the Professional Interior Design Diploma accredited by AIM Awards, In-Studio Course back in 2015 and took all of the amazing knowledge she had learned, and built her business straight away.

Penny Bruce

Diploma in Soft Furnishings & Curtain Making

Penny successfully completed the NDA Diploma in Soft Furnishings & Curtain Making in 1997 and has since gone on to start her own extremely successful curtain making business; Denton Drapes, based in Milton Keynes.

Penny talks us through her time at the National Design Academy and discusses how the company has changed and evolved over the past 25 years.

Alex Nicolaidis

BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design

“I have always been interested in heritage and enjoy visiting stately homes to see how homes were decorated back them, which is why I elected to do this course rather than just Interior Design.”

The NDA videography team recently headed to design agency, Collective to catch up with NDA Student of the Year 2017, Alex Nicolaidis…

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Case study: Anita Brown

I took the plunge and made the exciting decision to enrol with the National Design Academy (NDA) to study their

Case Study: Tracey Andrews

I have been self-employed since 1991, running a small business which supplied curtains and blinds to residential clients. I taught

Case study: Pam Faulkner

I attended the studio course for the Diploma in Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings with the National Design Academy in May

Case Study: Ksenia Abakumova

Let me introduce myself, I’m Ksenia Abakumova. I was born in Arhangelsk (North-West region of the Russian Federation) and I

Case Study: Emma Shaw

Below we hear from one of our many successful past students; Emma Shaw. Emma undertook the Diploma in Curtain Making

Case Study: Tracey Andrews

I have been self-employed since 1991, running a small business which supplied curtains and blinds to residential clients. I taught

Case Study: Emma Shaw

Below we hear from one of our many successful past students; Emma Shaw. Emma undertook the Diploma in Curtain Making