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Introduction to Interior Design UAL Level 1 Award
C02082

This course is designed to introduce you to the intriguing but ever-changing world of Interior design. We will explore fundamental design principles in a series of simple but practical projects, and cover the basics of industry-standard skills such as scale drawing as well as experimenting with colours, fabrics and textures. You will research into interior designers and architects, and consider what you can learn from their creative work.

By the end of the course you will know if interior design is for you, and be ready to continue to further study in the subject in September if you have the right skills and are so inspired!

Course Content

The qualification comprises two units:

Unit 1: Introduction to materials, processes and skills in Interior design

Activities might include:
• Exploration of a range of processes and skills used in interior design
• Use of sketchbooks to record and explore ideas
• Introduction to visual language and drawing
• Introduction to a range of tools and techniques used in interior design and media
• Health and safety in workshops
• Individual presentations and group work
• Discussion groups top explore the effectiveness of various techniques
• Peer and self assessment.

Unit 2: Introduction to contextual research in Interior design
Activities might include:
• Exploration of different images in interior design disciplines
• Use of sketchbooks to record and explore ideas
• Introduction to research methods
• Introduction to a range of research tools and techniques used in interior design.
• Referencing
• Individual presentations and group work
• Discussion groups top explore the influence of various sources
• Peer and self assessment.

This is a project-led course and you will produce work to a given brief designed to meet the above assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements

Tutor approval is required for this course. Please apply online and someone will contact you to arrange an interview.

The most essential requirement if to have a passion and enthusiasm for visual communication, and to be willing to explore and experiment with new techniques and processes.

First Class Requirements

Notebook and pen for course notes. Sketchbook, pencils. fineliners, brushes and paints if you have them.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is essential.

Assessment Methods

Both units will be internally assessed by your tutor(s) and verified through students’ sketchbooks and portfolios of evidence against the unit outcomes and assessment criteria. You will be guided through this process and know from the start what evidence you will be required to produce.

Additional Information

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email art@racc.ac.uk

• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.