Interior design on a Sunday
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VF481
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this practical short course you will learn how to design the interior space of one room to use as a starting point for further rooms. This could be a room in your home that needs updating or an interior space for a friend or colleague.
You will learn about determining space requirements, generating design ideas and selecting decorative items, such as colours, lighting, furnishings and materials.
You will also learn how to create and interpret a plan and elevation drawing and gain an awareness of relevant regulations and standards.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- determining project goals and objectives
- generating ideas for the aesthetic and functional possibilities of the space
- developing plans and specifications relative to interior spaces
- selecting and specifying fixtures, furnishings, products, materials and colours
- relevant building and safety codes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- determine project goals and objectives
- generate ideas for the aesthetic and functional possibilities of your chosen interior space
- draw a scale plan and elevation for your project
- select and specify a range of fixtures, furnishings, products, materials and colours
- list key building and safety codes that apply to domestic interior spaces.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course. No previous experience required but an enthusiasm for Interior Design is essential.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for 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.Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. You will receive an email 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks, notes and resources. You will be sent an email with the necessary information and will need to login into your Google classroom before each sessions starts.You will learn through a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. You will be encouraged to carry out some preparatory research and design work for the course. This will be discussed with you by your tutor in the first session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in sessions.
If you are using a tablet or mobile device you will need a microphone, and optionally a camera.
You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient Bandwidth for live sessions.
Materials will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with SketchUp Pro for beginners, Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners, Vectorworks: or the City Lit interior design course.
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.