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Online Interior Design Courses at Inchbald School of Design

  • Spring 2015 diploma and short courses enrolling now!
  • 10% limited-time discount on Diploma Courses!
  • Flexible, online courses designed to suit you.
  • 3 months to 3 years in length
  • 100% student satisfaction rate
  • Study at home + optional Inchbald workshops
  • Career counseling and job placement
  • Internationally respected qualification
  • Full 1-2-1 support from your tutor
  • Payment plan & career development loans available

Course
Start Date
Length
Entry Requirements
Hours
Price
Full Course Information
Qualification

Design your Living Space (Short Course)

12th January 2015

3 months

None

4 hours per week – Flexible

£900.00  (January only)

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Inchbald Certificate

Principles of Interior Design and Decoration – Online Diploma

4th May 2015

1 Year

None

Minimum 10 hours per week – Flexible

£6,680.84

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Online Diploma

Practice of Interior Design and Decoration – Online Diploma

4th May 2015

2 Years

None

Minimum 10 hours per week – Flexible

£10,361.69

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Online Diploma

Architectural Interior Design – Online Diploma

4th May 2015

3 Years

None

Minimum 10 hours per week – Flexible

£14,042.54

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Online Diploma

Diploma in Architectural Interior Design – Online Postgraduate

5th October 2015

3 Years

2:1 degree or validated APEL/APL

Minimum 12 hours per week – Flexible

£16,455.31

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Postgraduate Diploma university validated.

Our student testimonials speak for themselves. With its global reputation and decades of experience, studying with Inchbald enables students to hone their talent and bring out their individual attitude to design.  The School has a long-established reputation for serious, practical training that is designed to prepare our graduates to enter the design professions and counts among its alumni some of the most respected garden and interior designers in the world. Enrol now to reserve your place for 2015.

Design your Living Space (Short Course)

The online short course specialises in the skills and techniques of interior decoration; your tutors will show you how to design and decorate a living space that successfully meets your requirements and is aesthetically pleasing.

This comprehensive programme includes:

  • the study of ergonomics
  • the proportions of the space
  • the creative use of colour and texture
  • decorative details
  • lighting, hard materials, furnishings and fabrics.

Your analysis and survey of the room will include a concept board to convey the atmosphere of your design, leading to sketch plans and elevations of the project. Simple technical drawings will be supported by sample and furniture boards showing the materials, finishes, furnishings and accessories of your choice. Advice and encouragement from your personal tutor will support you throughout the programme.

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Principles of Interior Design and Decoration – Online Diploma

The course explores interior design as a creative problem-solving exercise.

The programme includes:

  • the development of research skills, concept analysis, ergonomics and functional requirements
  • space, proportion and light
  • colour, pattern and texture
  • decorative finishes

You will examine the principles and concepts that underpin design and decoration and consider how to manipulate key decorative elements. Core skills developed on this course include:

  • visual communication and sketching
  • technical drawing of plans and elevations
  • three dimensional model making.

Through a series of design projects you will practise and apply your skills in design and decoration, supported at all times by your designated tutors.

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Practice of Interior Design and Decoration – Online Diploma

The two-year course is structured around 8 modules and students follow the design principles covered in Year 1 to learn the practicalities of achieving their designs through a series of residential projects.

The aim is to develop further knowledge and skills which include:

  • History of design
  • Lighting
  • Fabrics and Upholstery
  • Building Construction and Plumbing
  • Hard and Soft finishes
  • Advanced drawing and rendered visuals

You will acquire skills in observation and sketching, freehand drawing and technical drawing, and three-dimensional model making.

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Architectural Interior Design – Online Diploma

The three year course is structured around 12 modules, and is an  extension of Years 1 and 2. The consolidation and strengthening of your design and presentation skills will be achieved through exploring increasingly complex and challenging projects, both domestic and commercial.

The advanced programme includes:

  • the analysis of multi-functional space
  • the discipline of working fast on sketch schemes for commercial space
  • the creation of detailed working drawings

The year culminates in the production of a major design project, complete with the necessary visual and technical information to fully communicate the design to client and contractor.

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Diploma in Architectural Interior Design – Online Postgraduate

The three-year course is structured around 5 modules and runs concurrent with the three-year Diploma Course. Successful completion of this course allows the student to progress to a Masters Degree.

Course Aims

  • To develop spatial awareness, as well as the capability to organise space with a comprehensive knowledge of ergonomics
  • To evaluate site and functional constraints and evolve design solutions through research and critical analysis
  • To develop a deeper understanding of design of domestic and commercial interiors, and the capability to present design ideas which include decorative elements.
  • To compile and develop a portfolio demonstrating your design approach and acquired skills.

Course Structure/Modules

Design: The theoretical and philosophical background to Architectural Interior Design, including the exploration of complex spaces with multifunctional uses with particular attention to client requirements.

Design Analysis: The study of spatial awareness and site analysis in terms of scale, character and quality.

Construction: The principles of building construction and structural behavior, and the technical articulation of hard and soft finishes including the detailed installation of services.

Graphics and Communication: The intensive examination and practice of a wide range of alternative graphic communication skills

Research Methodology: An investigation into research strategies as applied to the practice of design, together with exploration of methodologies concerning the built environment and our perception of it.

Business Management: The responsibilities of management and administration including the processes relating to tender, contract management, legal issues, budgeting and quality control.

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