Interior Design

QQI Level 5 

At Coláiste Dhúlaigh we are offering a 3 Year Interior Design programme tailored to meet the design industry’s needs, we introduce students to the world of  3D design including commercial and domestic Interior Design, architectural design, furniture, lighting and may other facets of 3D Design. The interior design course is based in the Raheny Campus, which is home to all of  our art and design courses.

Students gain valuable experience working on live projects, industry workshops and competitions. Work placement is encouraged throughout the course and we work with the Erasmus programme to send students abroad on work placement.

At Coláiste Dhúlaigh we ensure students have access to current industry standard software and equipment. We have small class sizes and we design a timetable that facilitates a high level of contact time with tutors. We have top of the range colour printing and plotting and all students will receive a design pack with materials needed to work on projects throughout the course.

Every two years, we organise a design education  excursion to European cities like Berlin and Barcelona.

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Course Content

This course offers a wide range of modules that cover all areas of interior architecture and 3D design. We also focus on developing drawing skills, presentation and 3D visualisation skills which enables students to produce professional presentations of their design projects. At Coláste Dhúlaigh CFE we encourage creativity and design thinking. We believe students should aspire to be innovative designers. We design projects that deliver for our students by ensuring a healthy balance of creative exploration and technical knowledge.

Modules in Year 1

Drawing, Design, Appreciation of Art and Design, Computer Aided Design, Technical Drawing, Computer Illustrated Graphics. Furniture And Fittings, Colour and Light, Work Experience, Communications.**

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Work Experience & Erasmus Programme

Our students have joined the Erasmus programme each year to complete a three week work placement in an European City. The students are selected by an interview process and accompanied by a tutor for the first week of work placement. This is an exciting opportunity for our design students and the programme is fully funded.


Current industry standard software is provided throughout the college including AutoCAD, Sketchup, VRAY 3D Visualisation and Rendering, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.

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QQI Level 5


1 year

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied. Mature and postgraduate students are also welcome. Students can also be considered for entry into year 2 from September 2022. Prior experience in related areas will be considered.

All applicants must upload 5 examples of creative work to the application login, eg: drawings, sculpture, collage, 3D work, technical drawing, interior styling, photography etc.

Career Opportunities

Interior design and architectural practices, display and merchandising, interior retail management, interior retail buying, product design, furniture design, retail and exhibition design, set design , design for leisure, health and education industries, interior styling for social media.

Progression to Degree Level

Advanced entry BA(Hons) Interior and Furniture design courses are available in TU Dublin Grangegorman, Griffith College, The University of Ulster and University of Wolverhampton and many other U.K. universities. All advanced entry depends on final grades and standard of portfolio.

Course Charges

Year 1: €400

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.