Creative Studio Project 1 (Taster in Interior Design)

Short Course
10 Weeks (6 x Mondays, 4 x Saturdays)
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Explore skills in interior design by experimenting with art and design techniques and interdisciplinary approaches.

This course provides graduates and experienced built environment professionals with an additional skill set centered on residential projects. Learners of the course produce floor plans, sections, experiment with concept development and create mood and sample boards. 


This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why study Interior Design with Griffith College?

The aim of the module is to give learners a chance to explore their skills in interior design and experiment with art and design tools and techniques and interdisciplinary approaches.

  • The course is designed to meet the skills required by industry, centred on residential projects.
  • Provides a foundation for participants with an interest in interior design, with the option to further your study with a pathway to the Diploma in Interior Design or BA in Interior Design.
  • Friendly, approachable staff, who are experts in their fields and who provide a supportive learning environment.
  • Excellent on-campus facilities: State of the art PD labs, design studios, lecture rooms, restaurant, and library.

Course Highlights

  • 100% continuous assessment course work – no exams
  • Taught by practising designers and architects
  • Residential interior design focus
  • Develop skills to produce creative interior designs.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • Autumn: September*


*subject to sufficient numbers

Course Details

This course is one single module from the Certificate in Art and Design course.

This module enables learners to apply their learning to small residential interior design projects. 

Learners develop and design two projects, which equips them with creative design solution skills by formulating a problem-solving approach and presentation skills to successfully represent their vision.

  •  Bedroom Interior Design Project
  •  Bungalow Interior Design Project.

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence in September 2024.

This part-time course runs over six weeks .

Timetables will be made available closer to the course start date. Contact [email protected] for further information.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Griffith College is accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

Applicants above 23 years of age (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Dublin Main Campus

Fees: €675


What further study can I do?

Upon completion of the Interior Design Taster Course (Creative Studio Project 1), learners can continue their studies at Griffith College Dublin by applying for our Diploma in Interior Design or BA in Interior Design, where they are exempt from the Creative Studio Project 1 module.

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