Residential Design 1 – The Designers' Studio

Residential Design 1

Residential Design 1


This course focuses on the fundamentals of designing for residential interiors & introduces students into the interior design field. Throughout the lessons students will develop their skills, enthusiasm and flair for Interior design producing scaled hand drawings and a presentation.

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What does the course cover?

Topic 1

  • What is an interior designer
  • Introduction to Colour
  • Phases of design
  • Floor plans
  • Introduction to Scales 1:50 and 1:20
  • Introduction to Design Styles
  • Activity: Living Room Plan 1:50 and Mood Board


Topic 2

  • Interior design consultation & project brief
  • Principles of interior design
  • Furniture layout comparisons & living room configurations
  • Ergonomics
  • Activity: Living room furniture layout plan and mood board


Topic 3

  • Dining room ergonomics
  • Dining room standard dimensions
  • Dining room ergonomics
  • Activity 2: Dining room furniture layout plan and mood board


Topic 4

  • Materials and finishes
  • Types of Fabrics
  • Types of Wall Coverings
  • Types of Flooring
  • Floor patterns


Topic 5

  • Bedroom standard dimensions
  • Bedroom ergonomics
  • Furniture layout comparisons
  • Activity: Bedroom furniture layout plan and mood board
  • Standard Dimensions summary
  • Sample & Presentation board


Topic 6

  • End of Course Test – Answers
  • Student Project Presentations & Tutor Feedback



• February 7th – March  2nd (2x Weekly Monday & Wednesday) – In Studio 7PM to 9PM

• February 9th – March 1st (every Wednesday) – In Studio 9AM to 1PM

ABU DHABI – Art Central, Al Reem Island Abu Dhabi

• February 8th – March 1st (every Tuesday) – In Studio 9AM to 1PM

  • In Studio- 2100 AED
  • Pre-recorded- 1500AED



No prior entry requirements needed.


Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board

Internship & Work

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student’s aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice.

  • Price :

    AED 2100

  • Start Date : 07-02-2022
  • Duration : 4 Week
  • Max Availability : 12
  • Difficulty : Beginner
  • Location : The Designers' Studio