Whether you want to pursue a career in interior design, or simply wish to redesign a room in your own home, the guiding principles remain the same. The Interior Design School, founded in 1991 by Iris Dunbar, runs an evolving and responsive programme of studio-based professional training for people who want to explore through creative practice. The ethos of the school is to educate students in current contemporary interior design and to maintain close connections within the industry and offer high staff-to-student ratios.
The teaching philosophy at The Interior Design School emulates a practising design studio and encompasses all the skills, subjects, necessary for professional practice. Including freehand to construction drawings, lighting to textiles and all aspects of interior design practice. Each year the course content is reviewed to ensure the outcome is in keeping with the industry standards. The teaching process is based on a programme of individual briefs and all your projects are presented to and assessed by practising interior designers.
The studio represents a functioning design practice enabling you to operate in a relevant and professional environment. The space is designed with individual workstations that benefit from plenty of natural light to create an inspiring studio. The library and lecture room is equipped with extensive design and reference books, samples, catalogues and current magazines. Students are taught using a combination of sketchbooks, drawing boards and Apple MacBook Pro computers and appropriate software.
The Interior Design School is located in north-west London, in the Queens Park Design District within a thriving local business community including cafes, delis, and independent shops on nearby Salusbury Road. The area is well served by public transport, in Zone 2 on the Bakerloo Line and with good links to overland trains, local buses and is outside the congestion zone.