Interior Design

BTEC Higher National Diploma  – 2 year programme  

At Coláiste Dhúlaigh we are offering a 2 Year Interior Design BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) programme. This programme is tailored to meet industry’s needs, we introduce students to the world of design including commercial and domestic Interior Design, sustainable architectural design, furniture, lighting, set design and exhibition design.

Students gain valuable experience working on live projects, competitions and industry workshops. Our links with industry enable is to offer work placement in the 2nd year. Throughout the 2 years students will create a professional standard portfolio that can lead to employment or advanced entry into the 3rd year of a third level degree programme (pending interview). Trips to European cities like Berlin, Barcelona and Paris are an integral part of the course.


Course Content

This course offers a wide range of modules that cover all areas of 3D and spatial design. We also develop your drawing, graphic design and 3D visualisation skills enabling you to produce professional presentations of your design projects. Students are introduced to the world of design including commercial and domestic interior design, sustainable architectural design, product, lighting, set design, retail design and exhibition design.

We also focus on personal and professional development, in this area of the course we deliver briefs that give you an insight into the design industry and the challenges involved in design development, helping you communicate yourself and your design work to industry. Students will also get the opportunity to showcase their work at an end of year exhibition which is held at a high profile venue in Dublin.

Interior Design course Dublin

Students on workplacement in a design office in Budapest 


Current industry standard software is provided throughout the college including AutoCAD 2D and 3D, Google Sketch Up, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.

Coláiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education Interior Design Course


BTEC Higher National Diploma


2 years (option for advanced entry to BA (Hons) Degree courses)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 5 or similar and interview. Mature and postgraduate students are also welcome. Students can also be considered for entry into year 2. Prior experience in related areas will be considered.

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 and design for leisure, health and education industries.

Progression to Degree Level

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