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. Using colour in Interior Design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Curious about colour? This short online course will guide you to making more effective use of colour in interior design. Whether working for clients or on your own home, it will increase your confidence and understanding of colour and encourage a more daring and experimental approach.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. Try it out: garden design

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. You will complete a short exercise and experience our design studio. This course links directs to ‘Roof terrace and balcony design and planting’, code VF345.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. Interior design for beginners

    Interior design for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 25 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £200.00

  4. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 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: £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 an 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: £121.00

  6. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £140.00

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