Interior Design

Certificate in Interior Design QQI Level 5 – 1 Year

At Coláiste Dhúlaigh we are offering a 1 Year portfolio in Interior Design. The course is tailored to introduce students to the world of 3D design including commercial and domestic Interior Design, visual merchandising, furniture, lighting and many 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

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

– Leaving Cert – OR Leaving Cert Applied  

– OR QQI L4 award or equivalent  

– Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements, depending on prior learning and/or experience.  

– All applicants will be required to produce a small sample of creative work*. 

 *Examples of creative work  eg: drawings, sculpture, collage, 3D work, technical drawing, poster design, 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

Entry to Interior and Furniture design, Visual merchandising TU Dublin Grange Gorman, Griffith College, Sligo institute of technology, The University of Ulster and University of Wolverhampton and many other U.K. universities. All entry depends on final grades and standard of portfolio.

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Certificate in Interior Design QQI Level 5 – 1 Year


1 year

Course Charges

Year 1: €50

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.