10 Week Associate Certificate in Interior Design
This 10-week intensive course introduces you to many of the core aspects of residential interior design, including concept development, colour theory, design principles, sketching, ergonomics, space planning and technical drawing, sourcing and presenting materials and providing material specifications.
Concept development is essential in interior design. This course will support you in discovering your own creativity and be confident in applying it in your designs. It will also ensure that you have the technical skills and knowledge needed to present ideas and specifications to clients and colleagues.
This course is ideal if you have a keen interest in the area of Interior Design; it will allow you to explore your creativity, and to advance it through technical skills and understanding. It is suitable if you wish to explore the possibility of a career change, or if you would like to enhance your current skills by further continuous professional development (CPD).
The programme consists of lectures and studio sessions, and is assessed through a series of design projects and presentations.
You will complete one interior design project ‘Townhouse’ which allow to explore your creativity, and to combine it with some challenging new technical skills. The Townhouse project is an introduction to the fundamental of design theory of interior design. You will developed practical skills such as surveying techniques but will be able to apply these skills in relation to the design process.
You will be required to evaluate a given brief to identify requirements and structure development of concept, material and process application through experimentation and testing to a set of final outcomes.
You will be shown the practice of surveying and measuring in industry and application of tools and techniques within an assigned context.
Employing primary and secondary research methods you will examine art and design movements and works within social, historical, cultural and specialism context
Applicants aged under 23 must have successfully completed the Leaving Cert / comparable secondary school examination, or hold another qualification at Level 5 or higher on the National Framework for Qualifications (NFQ).
Mature applicants are welcome and highly valued at our Institute. We have a robust policy in place to support mature learners, for more information on our approach, please contact our Admissions Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01 6790286.
We welcome international students to our courses. If English is not your first language, evidence of proficiency is required. This can be provided through an IELTS or TOEFL language test: Level 5.5 in the IELTS Test or a score of 70 on the TOEFL ibT test.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Dublin Design Institute Associate Certificate in Interior Design.
This course has been structured to allow students advance their studies with DDI. Upon successful completion of this course, students may progress into Term 2 of our 1-year Certificate in Interior Design / Term 2 of Year 1 of our 3-year BA Degree in Interior Design programmes.
We encourage our students to look at our short courses as stepping stone options to other courses including nationally accredited and internationally recognised degree programmes.
For more information on our courses, please check our Course Finder.
This 10-week course is a first step in to the world of Interior Design, providing you with a solid overview of the various topics within this discipline. The course helps you to develop skills as well as find your own area of interest and talent.
Many of our graduates on this course, progress in to further study options with us and often to the full BA degree programme, which further increases employment prospects in the area of Interior Design.
As some of our courses are online and others are in the classroom/onsite, please make sure you have checked this specifically for the course that you are interested in.
Once you have registered for a course, additional information will be provided to you in our ‘Enrolled Student Information Packs’. This pack includes reading lists, materials lists and any other course specific information or equipment that may be required.
For courses taking place online, please make sure you have access to a computer or laptop, Wi-Fi and that you can access Microsoft Teams.
At a Glance
Part-Time Evening (PTE)
Part-Time Evening: Online
Tues & Thurs Online: 6.00 – 9.00pm