• Application Deadline
  • 2 days


During the Starting an Interior Design Business short course at University of the Arts London you will be guided through all the project management steps in detail - including taking a design brief, structuring your design project, sourcing and coordinating suppliers, invoicing, and dealing with insurance and legal issues.

You will learn how to market yourself as an interior designer and manage a design project from beginning to end. We will also discuss approaches to charging for your creative time appropriately.

You'll take part in a number of practical exercises and classroom discussions too and receive advice in relation to the advantages of using social media to promote your interior design business.

Course Outcomes

You'll have renewed confidence in facing the client as a designer, know how to charge for creative time and manage an interior design project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Supplying and managing an Interior Design project
  • Leadership and marketing
  • How to start Project Structure
  • Fee proposal and timing
  • Contract
  • FF&E
  • Meeting reports
  • Administration
  • Invoicing and Cash Flow
  • Insurance and Banks

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Who Should Attend

Existing or prospective professional interior designers keen to make their businesses successful through marketing and other management techniques. Please note that this course is not suitable for architects.

Course Level: Beginners

Technological Requirements

Notebook and Pen

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    399 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 399 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    399 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 399 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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