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Interior Design for Beginners

Interior design colour charts
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 27 July 2020
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This is a very practical course delivered via informal lectures and engaging, creative projects.


This course is ideal if you're looking to build a portfolio of design work or considering interior design as a future career, or simply interested in re-designing your own home.

It'll give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own interior design schemes.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you'll have created a finished interior design project and developed a good understanding of the profession, enabling you to pursue your chosen career or pathway.

Here's what previous attendees have said:

"I enjoyed re-learning and un-learning so much. It's changed my view of design, the world around me and had a profoundly positive impact on my life. Lucy is a wonderful tutor - gutted it's all over!" CB

"I enjoyed the supportive environment which helped build my confidence, and the regular practical tasks that seemed simple but actually made you really think." LN

"Lucy has been amazing!" NW

"Really enjoyed it - thank you!" S

Tutor profiles:

After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Lucy Renshaw set up her own studio in the beautiful county of Derbyshire, where she works on bespoke interior design, upholstery and soft furnishing projects.

All Lucy’s products are hand-made using reclaimed materials which ensure every design is completely one off.

She's completed private commissions for Liberty London, Mint London, Colin Firths Eco-Age, Serendipity Paris, along with selling her work to many private clients and international boutique interior shops.

Exhibitions include Masion et Objet Paris, ICFF New York and Grand Designs Live UK.

One of Lucy's biggest achievements to date is the publication of her first book 'Mixed Media and Found Materials', commissioned for A&C Black.

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Need accommodation for a summer course?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms: www.ntu.ac.uk/summeraccommodation

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • learn how to develop your creativity with special attention given to light, colour, form, texture and how these key elements can define a space
  • explore decorative schemes with the use of wallpaper, upholstery, window treatments and accessories
  • gain experience of undertaking an interior design scheme and an understanding of its application in the domestic, residential and commercial sectors
  • gain an understanding of scale through the application of colour and the use of furniture and furnishings
  • be introduced to the methods and technique used to complete a project, whether this is for your own home or for a client.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No design or drawing experience is required.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No design or drawing experience is required.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418