In-person course
in Nottingham

Interior Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University



This course will give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own schemes. It's ideal if you are considering further studies in interior design and wish to start your portfolio. During the course you will: - learn how to develop your creativity regarding interior design - give special attention to light, colour, form, texture and how these key elements can define a space - look at decorative schemes with the use of wallpaper, upholstery, window treatments and accessories. This is a practical and creative course with some theory and research and is delivered through informal talks and visits to local places of design interest. What will you gain? You will gain experience of undertaking an interior design scheme and also an understanding of its application in the domestic, residential and commercial sectors. From simple plan drawings you will gain an understanding of scale before applying colour, furniture and furnishings. By the end of the course you will have: - created a finished, or almost finished, interior design project - built a portfolio of new work - developed an awareness of the vast range of information relevant to interior designers - had plenty of fun. Level: Open to all Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for design and interiors, and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus. You will find open-plan studios and well-equipped workshop spaces to develop your ideas and create exciting work. 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. Tutor Profile: Amanda Ford is an interior architect who specialises in designing luxury bars and restaurants. She believe a guests’ experience with a restaurant starts long before they walk through a door - and lasts long after they leave. Amanda is a partner in the Grey Coffee design agency, and is also a part-time design tutor. She has an MA (distinction) in interior architecture. Click through above to book your place online. Need accommodation for the summer? You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed. Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.

What's included in the price?

One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative class size: 14


1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



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

Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Accommodation offered
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for all abilities
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