#interior design course
As an independent higher education institution specialising in high quality arts, fashion and design qualifications West London College offers a unique study opportunity.
Central London is probably the most exciting study location in the world, and our campus is in the very heart of it.
The WLC campus combines excellent facilities and modern technology to provide an effective learning environment, both ‘real’ and ‘virtual.’more
The combination of career-oriented degree programmes and high standards of teaching makes the campus an ideal choice for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
All courses lead to recognised qualifications that serve either as pathways to further study or as passports to career success.
Foundation Diploma in Interior Design
A foundation programme that provides access to university degrees
This structured foundation programme provides essential preparation for entry to degree courses in interior design. You will carry out a wide variety of design activities in the studio and on study visits. During the course you will identify your strengths and interests and ultimately choose your specialist pathway.
All British universities require applicants to interior design degree programmes to submit a portfolio of their work as part of the application process, and it is on this portfolio that their application will mainly be judged. On this foundation programme you will, over the year, put together a portfolio of your best work under the expert guidance of experienced tutors.
A team of professional artists, designers and teachers will support you. You will have a dedicated studio space, access to computing labs, a virtual learning environment and a well stocked library. Our central London location will give you easy access to some of the finest museums, art galleries and design companies, from which to draw your inspiration, The course concludes with an end of year exhibition or your work.
University and career opportunities
The Foundation Diploma is recognised by universities throughout the UK, notably by the University of the Arts London’s own institutions. It will enable students to pursue careers such as: Interior Design, Furniture Design, Product Design, Theatre/Film/TV Set Design, Prop, Manufacture Design, Exhibition Design, Architecture and Landscape Design.
Stage 1: Research Stage
Research – The first phase will introduce you to research and design. You will experiment and explore new techniques and ways of working, developing your ideas both 2 dimensionally and 3 dimensionally. You will look at new approaches and investigate the use of mixed media. This structured programme of drawing and visual studies will help you identify your skills, strengths and interests. You will learn a variety of skills, including developing your eye for colour, pattern, perspective and spatial awareness as you progress through interior design and decoration assignments. You will gain a contextual awareness through visits to RIBA, Wellcome Trust, British Museum, National Gallery, V A, Fashion Textiles Museum, Wallace Collection and The Design Museum. A broad range of art and design activities including lectures, discussions, workshops, demonstrations and educational activities will take place. You will learn how to evaluate your creative work and reflect on your progress.
Stage2: Pathway Stage
Pathway – You will develop skills through building a portfolio of work. You will chose from one of the following pathways to study at degree level: Interior Design, Furniture Design, Product Design, Theatre Design, Set Design, Prop Manufacture Design, Exhibition Design, Architecture, Landscape Design, Textile Design, Print Design, Surface Design.
Stage 3: Project Stage
Project – In the final stage you will use the creative skills you learned in the first two stages of the course to carry out a major design project based on your chosen theme. The course concludes with an end of year exhibition or your work.
- Maths and English GCSEs – or overseas equivilent
- 5.5 IELTS (Tier 4 only)
- 10 pieces of artwork, which will be assessed by Admissions
- WLC Diploma in Interior Design
- University of the Arts London Awarding Body (Level 3/4) Diploma in Art Design
- The standard course fee for UK/EU/EEA students is 9,000
- This fee also applies to students of other nationalities with indefinite or indirect permission to remain in the UK. e.g. Indefinite Leave To Remain, Dependant, Family Member of an EEA national, etc.,
- The College has a limited number of places with a reduced course fee for UK/EU/EEA resident students, awarded on a merit basis by the WLC Awards Panel. There are three categories;
- 18 years of age on 31 August 2016. If you will still be 18 years of age on 31 August 2016 and you receive an award from the WLC Awards Panel, the course will be free except for the 300 course materials charge.
- 19 and over with A Levels or a Level 3 qualification. If you will be 19 years of age or older on the first day of the course and you receive an award from the WLC Awards Panel, the course fee will be 5,421 plus the 300 course materials charge. The course fee of 5,421 can either be paid from private means or with a student loan from the UK government, known as the Advanced Learning Loan (see: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps )
- Between 19 and 23 without A Levels or a Level 3 qualification. If you will be between 19 and 23 years of age on the first day of the course and you receive an award from the WLC Awards Panel, the course fee will be free except for the 300 course materials charge.
- The course fee for international students (Tier 4) is 11,500.
- University of the Arts London Awarding Body