NWSLC HND Interior Design - UCAS Code 052W

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

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HND Interior Design

Whether you’re inspired by the funky setting of Google’s New York City HQ or the luxurious, minimalist interiors created by Kelly Hoppen, there are hundreds of opportunities to work on domestic or commercial interior design projects in the UK and beyond. The course will equip you with practical ways to bring your ideas to life, and the skills to succeed in the commercial world. You will explore the relationship between interior space and volume planning, learn how to select the best materials, colours and textures, and explore presentation techniques including 2D drawing, mood boards and 3D modelling. You will get involved with studio-based and live projects and perfect the professional skills to become a successful interior designer in your own right.

Course cost: £5950 per year
Duration: 2 Years
Credit Value: 240
UCAS Code: 052W

College Referance Code: N79

Course Units

  • Measuring and Surveying
  • 2D Draughtin
  • 3D Sketching
  • Basic Model Making
  • Materials and Structure
  • CAD (3D studio Max)
  • AutoCAD
  • Contextual Studies
  • Photoshop
  • Living and Working Projects

Entry Requirements
64 UCAS Points

Mature students with an art and design portfolio are encouraged to apply.

Course Assessment
Progress is monitored by continuous assessment procedures. Students receive regular feedback at assessment points during the course.

Progression Opportunities
Successful completion of the course results in a BTEC HND in Interior Design Qualification. The Equivalent to the second year of a Degree. On completion of the course, learners may either take up employment in industry or go on to the third year of a Level 6 programme.

Possible employment roles include; Residential Interior Designer, Retail Interior Designer, Freelance Interior Designer, Exhibition Designer, Theatre / Set Designer, Architectural Technician or Lighting Designer.

Additional Costs and Information
The college is involved with a number of real projects and we have had worked on live projects designing restaurants, apartments, office buildings and a medical facility. You will learn how to develop and communicate your ideas exploring presentation techniques including 2D drawing, AutoCAD and 3D modelling. You will get involved with both studio-based and live projects, developing your professional skills to become a successful interior designer!

There are a number of different optional vocational study trips planned throughout the year both locally, London and abroad.

Materials and Equipment List

  • Drawing Pens
  • Pen, Pencil and Rubber
  • Scale rule with 1:10, 1:20, 1:50 and 1:100 scales
  • Compass
  • Large Adjustable Set-square
  • Metal Ruler
  • An A3 Cutting Mat
  • Rendering Equipment, Coloured Pencils etc.
  • A3 Paper
  • Sketchbook (A4)
  • Notebook

Recommended Equipment - These items are for convenience rather than necessity

  • An A2 drawing board (Although there will be drawing boards for you to use at college it may be more convenient for you to have one at home for private study)
  • Laptop, PC or Mac to access the course online via Moodle (Although the course is PC based there is also MAC availability)
  • Colour Printer
  • Digital Camera

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