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3D Design: Interior Design (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in HNC Interior Design and allows you to further develop the creative, analytical, technical and professional skills required for a career in interior design. This course can also lead to further study in HE, and allow access to degree programmes in interior design and related fields, at various levels.

The course will be taught by a team of professional interior designers, and other professional designers who have both extensive industry and teaching experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an HNC Interior Design course or HND1 Interior Design, together with a strong portfolio and excellent reference from a course lecturer. 

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited to a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject area. 
  • You'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study: 

  • Advanced practical application of the design process through a series of challenging and exciting interior design projects, which vary in scale and type, including hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops, and museums.
  • Professional practice.
  • Construction & detailing.
  • Lighting Building Regulations. 
  • 3D Digital Modelling (CAD).

Including how these integrate with and inform your design projects.

You will also undertake an advanced personal investigation into Design History and context.

Portfolio preparation is also a key focus within HND as students prepare to progress to Degree level study or employment in an Interior Design practice.

After the course


This course can lead to a variety of careers in interior design and architectural practices, CAD, property development, shop and office fitting, museum, and exhibition design. 

Continuing study

After this course, you can continue on to first, second or third year of a variety of degree courses such as:

  • BA (Hons) Design Practice at City of Glasgow College. 
  • BDes (Hons) Interior & Spatial Design at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design at Glasgow School Of Art.
  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Design University of the West of Scotland, Paisley.
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design Edinburgh College of Art.
  • BSc (Hons) Interior Environmental Design at Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee.
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design at Heriot Watt University, Scottish Borders Campus. 
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome