In-person course
in Nottingham

Interior Design for Beginners (Saturdays) - Nottingham Trent University



This is a very practical course delivered via informal lectures and engaging, creative projects. It's ideal if you are looking to build a portfolio of design work or considering interior design as a future career, or simply interested in re-designing your own home. It will give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own interior design schemes. On this course, you will: - learn how to develop and use your creativity with special attention given to light, colour, form, texture and how these key elements can define a space - explore decorative schemes with the use of wallpaper, upholstery, window treatments and accessories - gain experience of undertaking an interior design scheme and an understanding of its application in the domestic, residential and commercial sectors - gain an understanding of scale through the application of colour and the use of furniture and furnishings - be introduced to the methods and technique used to complete a project, whether this is for your own home or for a client. What will you gain? By the end of the course, you will have created a finished interior design project and developed a good understanding of the profession, enabling you to pursue your chosen career or pathway. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus. You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and IT suites equipped with industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. Here's what previous attendees have said: "I enjoyed re-learning and un-learning so much. It's changed my view of design, the world around me and had a profoundly positive impact on my life. Lucy is a wonderful tutor - gutted it's all over!" CB "I enjoyed the supportive environment which helped build my confidence, and the regular practical tasks that seemed simple but actually made you really think." LN "Lucy has been amazing!" NW "Really enjoyed it - thank you!" S Level: Beginner Entry requirement: No design or drawing experience is required. Tutor profile: After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Lucy Renshaw set up her own studio in the beautiful county of Derbyshire, where she works on bespoke interior design, upholstery and soft furnishing projects. All Lucy’s products are hand-made using reclaimed materials which ensure every design is completely one off. She's completed private commissions for Liberty London, Mint London, Colin Firths Eco-Age, Serendipity Paris, along with selling her work to many private clients and international boutique interior shops. Exhibitions include Masion et Objet Paris, ICFF New York and Grand Designs Live UK. One of Lucy's biggest achievements to date is the publication of her first book 'Mixed Media and Found Materials', commissioned for A&C Black. Tutor Profie: Helen Hollis is course leader for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course. She provides academic leadership for the course, which encompasses the design, planning and delivery of the course, working with the course team to ensure high quality academic support for students, as well as supporting students pastorally. Helen spent 14 years working for Allan Joyce Architects prior to coming to NTU, where she headed up the Interior Design Department. She worked on jobs in several different sectors, including hospitality, commercial and residential design. Click through above to book your place online. If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

What's included in the price?

25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative class size: 15


25 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



50 Shakespeare Street, , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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