Interior Architecture and Design
ID1 (First year), ID2 (Second year)
Level 5
Small Classes

Interior Architecture and Design Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one and two year, QQI Level 5 and Level 6 Interior Architecture and Design course.

Have you a passion for Design and Architecture?  Can you see yourself transforming interiors with colour and texture?  Have you always been interested in interiors but never got the opportunity to follow your dream?  Are you a mature student wanting to change career or progress to study at degree level? Are you interested in studying during the mornings only.

This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competences to create interiors in line with client specifications including presentation drawings, materials specification, lighting, furniture proposals and construction detailing.

Course Code ID1 (First year), ID2 (Second year)
Duration 1 - 2 years – Full time September to May
Number of Places 72
Contact Hours 22
Days per WK 5 Days - Mornings Option (ID1 only - subject to availability) (8.50am-2.00pm)

What will I study?

The following modules are studied on the course:

Year 1 Architectural Drawing and Autocad Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design Design Skills Drawing Furnishing and Fittings Colour and Light Communications Work Experience
Year 2 3D Interior Design Methods 3D Design Materials Critical Studies/History Furniture Design Computer Illustrated Graphics Autocad Personal & Professional Development Communications Work Experience

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Direct applications to Year 2 are welcome from holders of a QQI Level 5 in Interior Design or equivalent.

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on assignments and projects submitted during the year.
  • There is one small exam in second year.
  • Learners who successfully complete Year 1 will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Interior Design (5M5054).
  • Learners who successfully complete Year 2 will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Interior Design (6M5127).

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Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Interior Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Furniture Designer  
  • CAD Operator
  • Colour Consultant
  • Interior Architect
  • Set Designer

Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include:

  • CODA Architects
  • Helen Turkington Interiors
  • Yours Personally Bespoke Interiors
  • Kube Kitchen and Interiors
  • Newscastle Design


If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

BA (Hons) Interior Design (TU975) Technological University Dublin [Grangegorman]

BA (Hons) Interior Design (GC490) Griffith College

BA Interior Architecture and Design (AU820) Atlantic Technological University [Sligo] *Leaving Certificate Maths Required

BA (Hons) Architecture (TU832)  Technological University Dublin [Bolton Street] *Subject to Aptitude Test and Interview

After Year 2, you can apply for advanced entry into the degree courses listed above. Advanced entry applications are assessed on a case by case basis. 

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart.

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