This is a practical design course which aims to introduce you to the essential key skills required to begin a career in the design industry. You will be encouraged to develop imaginative and creative ideas while working on a series of design projects. You will learn how to research and source relevant information for interior design materials, finishes, and products.

There will be a strong emphasis on developing a wide range of drawing and model making skills and techniques. During the course you will carry out a variety of design projects related to architecture, interior 3D spaces and scenarios. You will develop freehand and technical drawing skills including an introduction to computer aided design (CAD) software and photoshop. You will also develop presentation skills for the projects you produce. At the end of the course you will be able to present a varied and creative portfolio of project work to enable application to a higher level of study or employment.

  • Applied drawing skills
  • Technical drawing and perspective drawing
  • Design in context
  • Design realisation
  • Design in action
  • Spatial design studies
  • Interior design projects
  • 3D basic construction skills
  • Model making general
  • Location drawing
  • Residential interior project
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Space planning
  • Maths Craft 1
  • Sustainable design
  • One year full-time
  • Part time options are available
  • Four units/subjects or more at SCQF Level 4 or above in subjects including: Art and Design, Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft and Design


  • One or more of the following: English, History, Modern Studies, and/or Maths or Science subjects

  • A relevant Art and Design achievement at SCQF Level 4 or 5

  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

  • HND 3D Interior Design
  • Interior Design Trainee within an architect firm
  • Space Planning Assistant
  • Retail Display Assistant
  • Theatre and Set Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Product Design

Successful interview, including some art and design portfolio evidence.