Interior Design and Architecture


Create extraordinary living experiences

  AWARD MQF LEVEL 5    /    Get Qualified (70% Refund) 

Interior Design is the application of various elements brought together in harmony. Unconsciously our senses of sight, sound, smell and touch send messages to the brain in remembering previous experiences or even better creating new ones.

Upcoming commencement dates: February ’24  *This course tends to become full quickly

Sessions & times: 7-9PM  |  Mode of Study: PARTTIME

Duration: 15 sessions (30 lecture hours) | Fee: 345 euros

This course is an Award level 5, recognised by the MFHEA. This continues to confirm the industry-relevance of our programs!
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Course Description

Course Overview

Whether you are an aspiring designer or you just wish to learn more about the science and design of creating beautiful personal living spaces during this course you will learn all about the different elements of Interior Design.

From learning about colour psychology, lighting, mood setups, different fabrics, materials and styling techniques by the end of this course you will become confident enough to make better styling and design decisions to your own spaces. Individual attention and guidance is provided as per each individual’s performance level.

Study mode: Project-based (exam free)    |    Duration: 30 hours (Lectures 1 x 15 weeks)
Total hours of Learning (incl. lectures, project work, assessments and self study): 150hrs
Entry requirements: Beginner course. No prior experience or knowledge required

What will you Learn after this course?

Become introduced to the concepts of Interior Design: Ergonomics, Materials, Design, Drafting and model scaling ;

✓  Discover colour, hue and the psychology behind colour setting ;

✓  Develop a good sense of practical expertise compounded with lots of theoretical knowledge about Interior Design;

✓  Gain confidence working with different materials and fabrics;

✓  Ability to turn your ideas into harmonious beautiful designs ;

✓  Acquire techniques in lighting, mood setting and interior decorating;

✓  You’ll be mentored by a professional and experienced Interior Designer;


• Workstation/ laptop that can handle graphic software such as
Sketch Up (for students working on digital)

Upcoming commencement Dates:
October ’23; February ’24; June ’24
Times: 7-9PM
Mode of Study: PARTTIME

Christmas Break: Dec 24th 2023- Jan 6th 2024
Easter Break: 9th- 22nd April 2024
*Class schedules are subject to change during public holidays*

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Program Outline

Part 1: Introduction, Decorating vs Design and building the client brief

  • Introduction to Interior Design
We will first learn a brief timeline of interior design and designers and its fundamental basics.
  • Decorating vs design and Developing our Client brief
We will go through various projects and identify the differences between interior design and interior decorating, whilst also highlighting major elements in design. We will identify the building form and how this will aid/affect our thinking.
Creating and tackling a client brief. What we require to know from our client in order for us to have a brief which is sufficient for us to work on.

Part 2: Colour, Styles and Moods

  • Different styles and moods

Learn about different materials, textures and the importance of colour. The different styles and mood each can create when combined together. We will be able to start creating ideas for a mood board for our client and project.

Part 3: About Perspective, Plan Drawing and Model making

  • Drawing a plan, Ergonomics & Furniture

Learn how to understand scale from architects drawings and how to draw a scaled plan and elevations and its architectural elements.

Students will be assisted to draw the outlines of plan and the room contents

  • Perspective Drawing

Throughout these sessions we will translate what has been drawn on plan to 3d visuals by hand drawing perspective. We will tackle various techniques used and then have time to do practice.

  • 3D Model Making / Sketchup

Learn how to create models from a plan. Understanding design in 3d aids for a better final result from a more realistic view point.

Parts 4: Understanding Ergonomics and space functionality

  • Adding Functionality

Throughout this course we will also go into the importance of ergonomics
when planning out a room. The process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them.

Part 5: Lighting

  • Different types of Lighting and  best application techniques

During this part of the course we will deal with the ‘make-or-break’ of good design- Lighting. We will discuss the various types of lighting and how to best use each different type for different uses.

Section 6: Furniture and finishing materials

  • Essentials – Finishes; upholstery, furniture and accessories

We will go through various furniture designers and their iconic pieces and styles. We will also cover different soft furnishings which will enhance and aid for a better finalized space.

  • Finalizing

We will work together to finalize all the plans, elevations, perspective drawing/s and mood board according to what we would have covered in  previous lessons.

We will be able to share the finalized project as we would do to a client and exchange ideas between students and tutor.

  • Presenting, sharing ideas and final critique

We will be able to share the finalised project as we would do to a client and exchange ideas between students and tutor.




MAD Institute

Learning mode:

Hybrid and/or Class-based


MFHEA Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The ProfessionalSkills Design program is an MQF Level 5 Award (6 ECTS) titled ‘Award in Introduction to Interior Design’ by National Commission for Further & Higher Education. The Award certificate will be presented to delegates upon successful attendance of all modules and completion of relative assessment (Project). This continues to confirm the industry relevance of our programs.

Program funding options


Students following the ‘Award in Interior Design’ study programme can apply for the Get Qualified Scheme which will enable them to benefit from a tax credit of 70% of the costs incurred (ie. €241.50 will be refunded back for this course).

For more details on this scheme visit >


The scheme offers assistance in the form of a training grant to aid participants with costs relating to training. Eligible candidates satisfying a list of criteria can benefit from a 75% rebate on direct training cost.

Learn more about this scheme >

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