This Diploma will provide you with the skills you need to design your own project or help family and friends with theirs, to start your own business or enter a new career and, it will even give you the confidence to move on to study a degree! No qualifications are required to study this diploma course, so – if you already hold a Level 3 or A-Level equivalent qualification in an Art and Design based subject, you can enrol straight onto one of our degree courses.
If your answer is yes… then the National Design Academy has just the course for you!
The NDA Accredited Diploma in Professional Interior Design will help you to start that business you have always promised yourself, and even gain you a place on one of our degree courses if you decide you would like to study further. You don’t need any previous qualifications – just enthusiasm for design.
You will study ten dedicated units during this professional diploma
This unit defines the term ‘Interior Design’ and the fundamental principles adopted by Professional Interior Designers today. What you learn in this unit will provide an essential foundation that will underpin your future designs. This unit also includes:-
This unit focuses on the role of the Interior Designer today and teaches you how to work with clients and the stages of developing design concepts. This unit also includes:
This unit will spark your creativity by giving you the opportunity to play with colour. You’ll explore practical colour theory to enable you to design both historical and contemporary colour schemes. This unit also includes.
In this unit you will learn the key skills essential to any interior designer; how to draw plans and elevations. This can be achieved one step at a time and will provide you with all the skills you need to communicate your interior design schemes. This unit also includes:
This unit shows you how to plan the space for a room design. After a few initial sketches you will produce a furniture plan for a room to meet a client brief. This unit also includes:
This unit covers the wide and exciting range of wall and floor finishes now available to create beautiful interiors. Understand their properties and design a scheme to incorporate these finishes. This unit also includes:
Soft Furnishings add the final touches to many interior design schemes. In this unit you will learn how to design soft furnishings schemes to complement your designs. This unit also includes:
This unit will show you how to understand and source the limitless range of furniture and accessories available to the interior designer. Also, how to design a piece of bespoke furniture to meet a design brief. This unit also includes:
This unit will show you how to understand the huge range of lighting products and the manufacturers who produce them. How to choose lighting for your schemes and dealing with suppliers. This unit also includes:
This unit contains everything you need to know to help you set up your own interior design business. It also helps you identify other career opportunities within Interior Design, such as working within an established design practice or studying for a degree. This unit also includes:
A sample of work completed by our talented interior design students
Choose from flexible online learning or in-studio classes in the UK and Dubai
9–12 Months (Flexible)
The online Professional Diploma course is designed to be flexible to allow you to study around your career, family, and other commitments. Choose your own start date and study from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.
The online diploma is a 9-12 month course however, many students who have more time to study complete earlier. All assignments consist of design projects which are assessed by your Personal Tutor – there are no examinations.
10 days In-Studio 10 weeks home study (12 weeks total)
If you prefer a classroom-based study environment then our In-Studio blended learning course could be for you. It is particularly useful if you are looking to fast-track your qualification, either for a new career or for progression to degree level study.
You spend 5 days in-studio followed by 5 weeks home study projects, then a further 5 days in-studio with up to an additional 5 weeks to complete any project work for submission. Throughout home study, you have full online access to our resources and your Personal Tutor.
* Monthly payments include admin fee.
* Monthly payments include admin fee.
All fees in US dollars.
Once you have successfully completed the NDA Diploma in Professional Interior Design, you will be offered a guaranteed place onto one of our BA (Hons) degrees with a generous Progression Scholarship. Degrees are awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), and they are studied online in the same way as your Diploma.
The Diploma in Professional Interior Design is designed to help you start your own Interior Design business. Like the Diploma course itself, you can work flexibly for your clients around your family commitments and gradually expand your business. Many of our Diploma students start their own business and study for their degree flexibly alongside their client projects.
Hear what past and present students have to say about studying at the NDA