Interior Design & Garden Design Courses - Online & in London

Do you have a flair for design that you would like to develop? Learning how to change the design of your home or garden can transform your life and set you on the path to a new career in Interior Design or Garden Design.

On our Interior, Spatial and Garden Design courses you will learn how to generate ideas, draw plans, work with colour, light, form, furniture, plants and accessories as well as negotiating briefs and dealing with clients. Learn how to professionally present your ideas for commission or portfolio use using Photoshop, Vectorworks, SketchUp Pro and Power point or hand drawn techniques for perspective and axonometric projections of spaces. You will be taught by professional interior designers, artists, and garden designers.

For fascinated beginners or those who wish to develop elements of their practice we offer short introductions; for those wanting to experiment, explore and develop their own professional projects and portfolio, we offer the City Lit Interior design year-long programmes of study.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. SketchUp Pro stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This intensive course is designed for people who have either completed the SketchUp Pro for beginners course or have previous experience of the software. Core skills will initially be reviewed before going onto more advanced options, enabling you to develop your work to a higher level. There will be the opportunity for you to consider your own projects during the course.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £165.00

  2. Interior design for beginners

    Interior design for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 8 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the delights of interior design that will give your design scheme that ‘wow’ factor. This introductory course provides a step-by-step guide to essential skills, user requirements and the creation of design ideas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £150.00

  3. SketchUp Pro for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  4. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the exciting opportunities and challenges involved in designing an urban garden. Develop your creative skills and learn to maximise the potential of even the smallest spaces through practical workshops, using planting and design techniques.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. Design your own garden

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Design your own garden and turn your valuable outside space into a private sanctuary. Discover how to create a secluded garden using considered layout, landscaping and planting to create an extension of your home.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £100.00

  6. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    AutoCAD is an essential part of the work process for engineers, designers, architects and visualisers. This course will teach you to create 2D technical drawings on Mac in one of the leading CAD design programmes.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Design tips for a Mediterranean garden

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Inspired by the informal gardens of the Mediterranean, this style of planting is low maintenance and drought tolerant. Discover how to achieve this relaxed look for your garden on this short, informed course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Start planting design for your roof terrace

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit offer a range of Garden Design courses, including Design tips for a Mediterranean Garden, Start Planting Design for your Roof Terrace.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Introduction to designing your own garden

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Transform your garden and learn design and plant selection techniques tailored to your space. Discover how to understand your site and explore practical design solutions and tips on choosing the right materials and plants for your garden.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Develop your skills in Vectorworks

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you’ve used Vectorworks in the past but need to revise, update and develop your skills, then this is the course for you. Refine your approach to 2D drafting and basic 3D modelling on this practical one day course.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  11. Design your own garden: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 12 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Transform your garden and explore design and plant selection techniques tailored to your space. Discover how to improve your garden with professional, practical garden design solutions and tips to maximise the potential of your site.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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