City Lit interior design
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
Course Code: VF500
Duration: 36 sessions (over 43 weeks)
What is the course about?
This structured course allows you to explore key elements of interior design and decoration. Discover the step by step process, related terminology and understanding of design processes in relation to interior spaces. You will gradually develop your understanding of interior design through a series of projects embedded in theory and practical activities. Teaching will lead from beginners to intermediate level, taught by practitioners and experienced tutors.
It is a one day a week programme over three terms. It offers an excellent opportunity for those who wish to build up a balanced portfolio in interior design and decoration with which to support further study or to pursue interior design and decoration for entry into the workplace.
What will we cover?
- Analyse design skills and process
- Develop an eye for colour, light, form, pattern, objects, materials sustainability and ergonomics
- How to respond to a design brief, develop and represent visual ideas
- Learn drawing systems for interior design and decoration, including the use of drawing board,formal drawing and and free- hand drawing
- Research styles and concepts
- Introduction to Model making
- Taster to CAD using SketchUp Pro (see below for further study in this subject).
- Basic professional practice including building and construction terminology
- Presentation skills and portfolio development.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Develop an understanding of how to approach a design brief
- Know how to gradually develop a design project
- Gain an initial understanding of materials and their use
- Understand the impact of colour in relation to space
- Express ideas through drawing techniques and methods
- Realise ideas through model making
- Visualise your space in 3D using SketchUp *
- Create a portfolio of work for further study or to pursue personal development.
* Please note - this is only on completion of the affiliated Sketch Up Pro course
SketchUp Pro for beginners. (You will need to enrol separately for this course and are eligible for a 15% discount.)
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for beginners and learners with some previous experience in the subject. As some of the course will be delivered online you will need to be familiar with the online learning guidance offered on the city lit website. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. Drawing to communicate ideas will be an important part of the course. These skills will be taught. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
You should be able to use a computer, access e- mails and the internet.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lectures, practical work and site visits; sketchbook development. In the first evening your tutor will advise you of any site visits (subject to social distancing measures and public health guidelines), and online teaching days. The second evening will be taught online.This course includes homework and assignments, reading and internet research, individual and group discussions. Although for beginners, it is an intensive course requiring students to demonstrate a high level of commitment throughout. You will be expected to have time management skills and be able to work independently conducting research, practicing skills acquired, developing and completing around 4 hours per week of studio projects outside the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should purchase an A4 hardback sketchbook, tape measure a scale rule (scale rule needs to include scale 1: 50, 1:100, 1:20), a 30/60 degree set square and a 45/45 degree set square, drawing paper (as advised by your tutor) and masking tape. You will be using some computer software including Google SketchUp. During the course we recommend that you buy an A3 portfolio as advised by your tutor. As you will need to share images of your work with your tutor you will need access to a digital camera or a camera on your phone. You will also need access to a printer, to print out your work. There will be two museum or exhibition visits which may incur entrance fees. You will be advised about this by your tutor in the early sessions of the course.
Please note this course is exempt from our refunds and transfers policy.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a range of courses to suit different levels in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Perspective drawing, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.