Course details may be subject to change.
This interior architectural fundamentals course will allow you to develop the skills and attributes required to kick start a career in interior design, spatial planning and architecture.
The course involves practical sessions and exciting projects where you can explore and express your creativity and individual style. We hope to visit European cities to see first hand the impact Architectural design has on the world and inspire your own creative flare.
You will also develop your technical skills in scale model making and concept design and learn how to use industry standard tools and software, such as AUTOCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp.
You will hold a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 4 (or above).
This will include maths and English, as well as an art & design and/or design & technology qualification.
You will be asked to make a contribution of £30 to cover resources, trips and visits.
What are the next steps?
You will meet with a course tutor; please bring a current portfolio of your creative artwork to discuss.
This interior architecture and design course aims to prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in the sector.The course will cover:
- Interior Design Fundamentals
- Architectural Space Planning
- 3-Dimentional Design and Planning
- Visual and Graphic Communication
- Model Making and Workshop Skills
- Computer Aided Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp
- Skills Development
- Creative Project
- Personal and Professional Development
- Personal Progression
- Creative Industry Response
- Final Major Project
Teaching and Assessment
You will be fully supported throughout the programme. Teaching will be a combination of the following:
- Practical work
- Creative workshops
- Studio practice
- Live projects
- Research skills
- Personal development
You will be assessed through completion of a portfolio, as well as assignments and exams.
Your tutors will have first-hand experience of the industry and will continue to build links with professionals. We already hold strong links with Yorkshire Sculpture Park and NE1.
We work collaboratively with industry and have a dedicated Work Experience team who will support you to find work experience opportunities and placements. We will also support you to source your own placements.
Placement opportunities and live client briefs will provide you with an insight into how the industry operates and how your skills will be applied in the world of work.
You could progress to FdA Visual Arts at New College Durham or a relevant degree at university. You could also choose to secure a job in the industry.