Interior Design is a unique discipline that involves creativity, architectural knowledge, spatial awareness, problem-solving skills, and good business practice.
With many exciting opportunities to pursue a career in interior design or as a designer in the retail, exhibition, theatre set design, lighting design, leisure, surface pattern, merchandising, housing areas, or continue to postgraduate study (including teacher training), an interior design degree or diploma can open many doors.
Study a Griffith Design Course Part-time Whilst Working
If you’re looking to turn your hobby into a career, or enhance your creativity, it is possible to study the two-year Diploma in Interior Design and the three-year BA in Interior Design on a part-time basis by attending two evening classes a week and a number of workshops on Saturdays.
Students are taught by practising designers and architects and the degree course content includes Analytical and Architectural Drawing, Building Technology, Visual Culture and Theory, Furniture and Fittings, Lighting Design, Visual Merchandising, Sustainability and Conservation, and Business Practice Management. The programme also includes Revit, AutoCad 3-D, AutoCAD, as well as the traditional communication tools such as model-making and free-hand drawing.
What Our Graduates Say
“I feel very confident going out to work in the design world. My presentation skills and professionalism were gained through the excellent instruction of Faculty Design staff at Griffith College. The interior design modules and projects and are directly relevant and important in the real world. I’m really looking forward to studying interior architecture. I think it will be fascinating as I’m very interested in the technical aspects and business side of design.”
- Trish Fitzpatrick, Student of BA in Interior Design (Level 7)
After graduating Trish decided to progress to the 4th year of the BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture programme.
Winner of Dublin City Female Entrepreneur Award 2011, Deirdre Hardiman, studied the Diploma in Interior Design. Deirdre felt that studying at Griffith gave her both the creative and technical skills, and the confidence to start her own business, Hepburn Designs.
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