Courses at The National Design Academy

We're proud to be experts in the interior design industry. We believe that education should be accessible to all and that is why we successfully run part-time online distance learning courses at varying different levels from diploma to BA (Hons) degrees and up to MA degrees.

Diploma in Professional Interior Design

Our Diploma in Professional Interior Design Skills offers students a fantastic introduction into the world of interior design. This course is the ideal first step into the design industry for beginners and those with an unrivalled passion for this industry, including colour, drawing skills, the role of the interior designer alongside other relevant units.

All Diplomas offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by AIM Awards making them nationally recognisable. The Diploma in Interior Design is equivalent to an A Level.


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Diploma in Professional Garden Design

The garden is often considered to be an extension of the home, especially during the summer months. Consequently, the National Design Academy offers a Diploma in Garden Design Skills which provides students with the opportunity to learn about the techniques required when looking to redesign an outdoor area, including design and planting schemes.

All Diplomas offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by AIM Awards making them nationally recognisable. The Diploma in Interior Design is equivalent to an A Level.


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Diploma in Professional Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings

Curtain making has become a very popular pastime over recent years and consequently the National Design Academy offers students the chance to perfect and improve upon any existing sewing skills as well as building on their love for all things related to soft furnishings. The Diploma in Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings is ideal for those wishing to tackle individual projects or alternatively students looking to direct their career into a new and exciting path.

All Diplomas offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by AIM Awards making them nationally recognisable. The Diploma in Interior Design is equivalent to an A Level.


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BA (Hons) Interior Design

The National Design Academy’s BA (Hons) in Interior Design is the ideal course for anyone who is serious about becoming an interior designer or enjoys expanding their skill set and knowledge base of the design world. This course offers the ideal next step for those having successfully completed a Diploma with the National Design Academy or an Art/Design A Level.

All degree courses offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by Staffordshire University making them nationally and internationally recognised in most countries.


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BA (Hons) Design for Outdoor Living

The BA (Hons) Design for Outdoor Living offered by the National Design Academy is the ideal course for anyone who is serious about becoming an interior designer with a special interest in outdoor spaces. This degree course will cover a variety of different modules culminating in a core focus on the skills required to design the transitional space between inside and out and how to effectively extend the interior design to the neighbouring external area.

All degree courses offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by Staffordshire University making them nationally and internationally recognised in most countries.


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BA (Hons) Retail Design

The BA (Hons) Degree in Retail Design run by the National Design Academy is the perfect course option for students who are fully dedicated to becoming an interior designer with a specialist interest in the retail arena. This degree course will cover a variety of modules with a core focus on the skills required to design a range of spaces to the exact specifications of the client.

All degree courses offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by Staffordshire University making them nationally and internationally recognised in most countries.


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BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design

The BA (Hons) Degree in Heritage Interior Design offers students the perfect introduction into the world of interior design with an emphasis on older buildings. This course would be ideal for students that are interested in heritage design and crave the opportunity to learn more about this area whilst simultaneously expanding their design expertise and knowledge of the market as a whole. It will also cover the legalities of working with older properties.

All degree courses offered at the National Design Academy are fully accredited by Staffordshire University making them nationally and internationally recognised in most countries.


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MA Interior Design

The MA in Interior Design is the ideal course for anyone who is serious about becoming an interior designer or craves the opportunity to expand their academic knowledge of the interior design world. It is specifically suited to the experienced designer wishing to extend their knowledge or focus on a specific aspect of interior design. This course is specifically designed to further develop upon the skills and techniques learnt at undergraduate level whilst expanding the students’ academic research skills.

The MA degree course offered at the National Design Academy is fully accredited by Staffordshire University making it nationally and internationally recognised in the majority of countries.


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