What is the course about?
The course will provide you with the opportunity to design an interior. To begin with you will witness examples of interiors by practitioners with an international reputation and their impact upon interior design practices. This will inform your project work that will comprise of a real space and user requirements and be of an appropriate scope and scale. Your tutor will support you as you develop your design ideas and encourage you to experiment in visual material.
What previous students liked about the course: .
“The teacher was enthusiastic and charismatic. There was a great group atmosphere and everyone participated. The subject was taught in a thorough and interesting way.”
“My tutor (Keith Clarke) was excellent, he was able to explain the right things in the right way - Brilliant!”
“Very enjoyable with bits of additional information. Very useful indeed.”
“The teacher was really great. He inspired me to take the challenges of the course head on and face them confidently, despite the infinite choices available at every step.”
“Subject brought to life by suing actual examples. Great project and exercises - really heled me to understand.”
What will we cover?
- Examples of designs from leading practitioners
- 2D drawing skills in plan and elevation plus simple 3D modelling
- User requirements
- Formulation of design ideas
- Creation of Final Design proposals in the form of 2D drawing/ model making.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify key features of designs from contemporary Interior Designers and Architects
- Draw in 2D to develop design ideas
- Analyse user requirements for a domestic scale design project
- Make a design proposal for an existing space
- Produce a design presentation for a small-scale project using 2D drawing and/or a 3D visualisation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for beginners. It does not require any previous skills or experience. An interest in the subject is desirable.
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. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It would be preferable for you to purchase a 150mm long scale for your use- this can be purchased cheaply and your Tutor will advise you. A note pad, pen and pencils should also be bought to the teaching sessions.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further interior and garden design courses might be of interest or related courses such as the Art and Design Portfolio course, Sketchup Pro or Mosaics introductory courses.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details