Interior Design Portfolio

Interior Design Portfolio
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Starting: 2 October 2019
  • Course duration: Wednesdays 10 am - 4 pm, ten weeks

There is always a lot of competition for interior design work, so it’s essential that you can demonstrate as much experience and knowledge in your CV and portfolio as possible.

This course therefore aims to build on previous design studies, and is ideal for anyone seriously considering a career as an interior designer.


The course will provide hands-on experience of all the stages involved in medium-sized interior design projects, from briefing to design development and on to visualisation.

The projects will cover both domestic and commercial/public spaces, and you will be mentored at every stage.

The course is based on practical work, combining lectures and workshops with manageable homework assignments, off-campus visits and one-to-one portfolio advice.

You will be provided with client briefs, and be expected to research and develop a design scheme, and produce presentation and construction documents.

What will I gain?

By the end of the ten weeks you’ll have the start of a professional looking portfolio for you to continue adding to after the course.

You’ll also have the skills and confidence to tackle a creative project for a client.

Tutor profile: Helen Hollis is course leader for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course.

She provides academic leadership for the course, which encompasses the design, planning and delivery of the course, working with the course team to ensure high quality academic support for students, as well as supporting students pastorally.

Helen spent 14 years working for Allan Joyce Architects prior to coming to NTU, where she headed up the Interior Design Department.

She worked on jobs in several different sectors, including hospitality, commercial and residential design.

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

The course will cover:

  • practical research
  • space planning
  • mood boards
  • sample boards
  • construction drawings
  • fixtures, fittings and equipment documentation (FF&E)
  • basic Sketchup skills and knowledge
  • basic Vectorworks skills and knowledge
  • an understanding of interior design project stages
  • an understanding of building regulations.

How to apply

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £695.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £695.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418