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. Here's what previous attendees said: 'I really enjoyed this course, and it's inspired me to think about my future career options' AC 'From this course I have gained a portfolio for my university applications and a further insight into interior design - I definitely want to study this and go into it as a career now' MS 'I have gained a greater understanding of interior design and how to create floor plan skills, colour themes and resources for my portfolio' Tutor profile: After graduating from NTU, Michelle Haslam spent the next eight years as an interior designer at a CPMG Architects in Nottingham. Currently Michelle shares her time between running her own interior design business, Harrington and Haslam, and teaching at NTU on the BA Interior Architecture and Design course. Need accommodation? If you're aged 16 or 17 then you can stay unaccompanied with agreement from a parent/guardian. To support safeguarding, all guests aged 16 and 17 will be accommodated together in the same halls of residence. The reception and security team are available 24 hours, and there will be a dedicated supervisor(s) during the evenings and mornings, outside of class times. Guests will be provided with a mobile number for the supervisor(s) during their stay. If you're aged 15 then you can stay as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian. Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential. DofE participants must book both the course and accommodation on campus for this to count towards your Gold Award. Looking to turn your one-week course into a two-week experience? If you can match this with any second course, you’ll receive a 10% refund on your course fees.

What's included in the price?

One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative class size: 16


1 week

Cancellation policy

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


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
gold badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor


Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ