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Diploma in Interior Design

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

October 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,280

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma
  • Up to 10% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus. This course also available in Part time.


Take your first steps to becoming a professional, creative, and competent designer with our comprehensive Diploma course .If you have a desire to enter Interior Design but haven’t had exposure to or enjoyed a related background, then this is the course for you.

  • Students in any of our Interior Design courses are immediately engaged with the principles of design; they pursue various communication techniques allowing them to present their work in a clear and confident manner. Created to meet current best practice in industry, modules in branding and visual merchandising complement those of building regulations, health and safety, and furniture and lighting design. Graduates will have the skills to produce creative and technically proficient interior designs, which may be explained digitally, by hand or in three dimensions. Those who complete the two-year diploma are prepared to continue on in their studies or to seek employment in the interior design industry with a view to setting up their own business.
  • You will learn to engage with the principles of design; pursuing different communication techniques allowing you to present your work in a clear and confident manner.
  • You will develop skills to produce creative and technically proficient interior designs, which may be explained digitally, by hand, or in 3 dimensions.
  • You have the option of furthering your studies with direct progression onto Year 3 of our Level 7 Interior Design course.
  • The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognized numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions.
  • An annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2023

Entry Requirements

  • There is NO portfolio requirement for this course. 

CAO Applicants / Applicants under 23 years of age:

  • Applicants under 23 years old on the 1st January the year the course begins must submit a copy of their Leaving Certificate results. Candidates will need to have obtained a minimum of two subjects at grade H5 and four subjects at grade O6/H7. These results must include a language (English or Irish) and either Maths or Art. 
  • Candidates with equivalent grades from FETAC colleges and those holding awards including BTEC qualifications will also be considered.

Applicants over 23 years:

  • Applicants who are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January the year the course begins are considered mature learners and will be asked to submit a copy of their ID (passport or driving license) only.

English language:

  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language will also be required to provide evidence of sufficient English language abilities.
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Year One

  • Creative Studio Projects 1
  • 2D Freehand Drawing Techniques
  • Digital Design Tools 1
  • Design Principles
  • Creative Studio Projects 2
  • 3D Freehand Drawing Techniques
  • Digital Design Tools 2
  • Visual Culture and Theory

Year Two

  • Interior Spatial Projects 1
  • Design Graphics 1
  • Architectural Drafting
  • History of Interior Design
  • Ergonomics and Anthropometrics
  • Interior Spatial Projects 2
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Building Regulations
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Design Culture and Theory

General Fee Information 

  • An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

 Study Mode: Full-Time 

  • Dublin EUR 6,250.00

Study Mode: Part-Time 

  • Dublin EUR 3,750.00



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