Study an Interior Design Foundation course with OCA

This course aims to stimulate your enthusiasm for designing spaces and provide a foundation level course which may lead on to the Open College of the Arts Interior Design degree course.

Interior design as a profession is only just over 110 years old. In that time, what began as “decorating” has evolved into today’s highly specialised landscape.

Thoughtful interior design can not only make a space function better and look amazing, it can impact mood and wellbeing. People respond to their environment and this can be directed by manipulation of design fundamentals.

The course has been designed to offer you an insight into the creative processes, critical thinking and practical skills needed to conduct a personal investigation into the navigation, conceptualisation and occupation of space.

Course Content

You will start to develop creative confidence of your individual design identity through independent thought, growth of personal ideologies, self analysis, evaluation and critical reflection to enhance and enrich your work.

You will develop methods of your choice to communicate your thoughts. Exercises will employ mostly analogue media to articulate ideas, but you should experiment with digital 2D and 3D media if you can.

On completion of the course, OCA will help you judge whether you have gained sufficient skills and enough confidence to go on to further study at HE level with OCA, or elsewhere, and be able to decide on the nature and direction of your studies or practice.

Course Outcomes

Through the course, you will:

  • Explore different ways to understand the built environment.
  • See interior spaces in new ways.
  • Begin to shape ideas as inspiration for future work.

Foundations

£875

Per course

Level 1 (HE4)

£3,945

For the level

Level 2 (HE5)

£3,260

For the level

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,260

For the level

Breakdown of costs...

Level 1 (HE4)

£1,315

Per course unit (4o credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 1 (HE4) course units are worth 40 credits each. If you’re studying towards an Open degree, you’ll need three Level 1 (HE4) course units to gain the necessarry 120 credits to move on to Level 2 (HE5).

Level 2 (HE5)

£1,630

Per course unit (6o credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 2 (HE5) course units are worth 60 credits each. If you’re studying towards an Open degree, you’ll need two Level 2 (HE5) course units to gain the necessarry 120 credits to move on to Level 3 (HE6).

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,260

For the level

OCA’s Level 3 (HE6) course units hold differing amounts of credits depending upon the given Open degree pathway, and therefore are varied in cost. For individual pricing, please see the individual course unit pages on this website.

Foundations

£1020

Per course

Level 1 (HE4)

£4,380

For the level

Level 2 (HE5)

£3,600

For the level

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,600

For the level

Breakdown of costs...

Level 1 (HE4)

£1,460

Per course unit (40 credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 1 (HE4) course units are worth 40 credits each. If you’re studying towards a degree, you’ll need three Level 1 (HE4) course units to gain the necessary 120 credits to move on to Level 2 (HE5).

Level 2 (HE5)

£1,800

Per course unit (60 credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 2 (HE5) course units are worth 60 credits each. If you’re studying towards a degree, you’ll need two Level 2 (HE5) course units to gain the necessary 120 credits to move on to Level 3 (HE6).

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,600

For the level

OCA’s Level 3 (HE6) course units hold differing amounts of credits depending upon the given degree pathway, and therefore are varied in cost. For individual pricing, please see the individual course unit pages on this website.

Course Sample

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