Interior design for busy people

Course Dates: 23/04/21 - 21/05/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Develop essential knowledge and techniques to give your interior design scheme crackle and pop. This introductory course will cover spatial awareness, planning, lighting, colour and furniture: providing you with the confidence to tackle your own home.
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.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: VF443

Fri, eve, 23 Apr - 21 May '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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.


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Develop your skills further with VF393 Vectorworks for beginners.
City Lit offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.

Keith C Clarke

Keith Clarke started his career as a Chartered Architect Interior Designer by working on multi-million pound projects for an internationally acclaimed Cambridge practice. He was later commissioned by a series of private clients to design buildings and interiors; one project was used to produce a DVD and Design Guide. Colleges and Universities in the UK and Europe have used this as teaching material. During this period he completed the refurbishment of six Victorian properties with sole responsibility for design and project management. Recently he published a Book, 'Mahler's Heavenly Retreats' and produced another three films that have been presented to The Gustav Mahler Society (Uk), Gresham College, Surrey University and The BBC PROMS and led to lectures and Short Courses on how people are inspired by their environment. Keith has extensive teaching experience at Beginners, Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Masters level. He was an External Examiner at a Paris School of Interior Design and Architecture and has directed International Study Visits. He loves working with students; encouraging them to develop their skills and creativity.

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.