NDA is the UK’s leading expert in delivering online Interior Design qualifications.
The National Design Academy has been teaching Interior Design for 26 years. We are experts in online learning. Specialised in part-time interior design courses, we deliver high quality, industry-recognised, accredited courses from diploma to post-graduate level through flexible, online, distance learning. With an alumni of over 30,000 students in 80 countries. NDA graduates are highly sought after, and prized for their confidence, skills and commercial awareness.
At the National Design Academy we do things differently. Our courses are designed to suit your needs and be studied from anywhere in the world. We treat all our students as individuals. Our courses are designed to be flexible so NDA has no terms or semesters. Students can choose their own start date and study at their own pace - not the pace of other students.
We believe in supporting our students and recognise each student has different needs, often fitting their course around work, personal and family commitments. That is why each student has their own, individual study plan and their own, highly experienced, personal Tutor. Our Tutors have a wealth of knowledge and are experts in the field of professional interior design. They will support you throughout your journey, providing feedback and as much support as you need via telephone, email or skype based at our Head office & studios in Nottingham and can be contacted 5 days a week, as often as you wish.
Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Although students study individually we believe in providing an online community for students to engage with one another whilst studying. Students study online using our bespoke Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) portal. With our years of experience the VLS has been designed by NDA to make your experience stimulating and informative. You can also make friends with other online students in the lively forum, enjoy online seminars and chat to your Tutor and our Alumni. Work placements, careers and student case studies are all part of the busy VLS that can be accessed 24/7. Check out our range of Interior Design courses now:
NDA Level 3 Diploma courses accredited by AIM Awards.
Diploma course fees are subsidised by funding.
The Diploma is accepted for entry onto a degree programme
Professional Interior Design
Professional Garden Design
Professional Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings
NDA degrees are validated by our partners, Staffordshire University.
All undergraduate degrees are eligible for student loans.
FdA Interior Design
FdA Heritage Interior Design
FdA Retail Design
BA (Hons) in Interior Design
BA (Hons) in Heritage Interior Design
BA (Hons) in Retail Design
BA (Hons) in Design for Outdoor Living
Post Graduate Degrees
Pre-Masters – University Diploma in Education - Interior Design
Conversion for those with a BA in a different subject
MA Interior Design
NDA has a unique & flexible ‘Double Degree’ route to achieving BA (Hons)
Life doesn’t always go to plan so at NDA students study the Foundation Degree, for 2 years/levels, & then continue to the final year BA (Hons) top up. If they aren’t able to continue for any reason, they still graduate with a degree (FdA) & can return to study the BA (Hons) later! It’s the same syllabus and cost, but so much more flexible.
To find out more why not attend one of our monthly open days at the National Design Academy, or visit our website
Additional course resources
The NDA also offer a range of in-house and online tutorials designed to improve a student's knowledge of Computer Aided Design packages as well as enhance their course skills. Topics include; AutoCAD, Photoshop, Technical Drawing, Rendering, SketchUp, Visual Presentation and Hand Drawing. NDA Students receive Free CAD software licenses & support, an NUS card, free access to UK university libraries and FREE membership to the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). Dependent on course level.
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