Prospective students came to the National Design Academy on Saturday to gain an insight into how distance learning works, as well as the great flexibility our courses provide which enable people to work and have other commitments alongside studying, without the fear of missing deadlines.
We're also the first further and higher education provider in the UK to launch three new Interior Design degrees in Retail Design, Outdoor Living and Heritage Design, starting on 1st August which is very exciting!
Above, Director of Studies Anthony Rayworth, gives an energetic talk about what skills and knowledge students will learn throughout their course and the many exciting career paths interior design can offer. As he always says, "I've worked in interior design for over 30 years and no two days have been the same!" Anthony is an established member of the British Institution of Interior Design has recently been appointed Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.
All of our courses here at the NDA are accredited by Staffordshire University so each qualification is nationally and internationally recognised. This is great if you want to move abroad like our former student Joanna Ford, who has set up her own successful interior design practice in her home town of Melbourne - very nice! You can read all about Joanna's journey and how she has made her business a great success in an interview with NDA Interior Design News.
Everyone looks forward to the tour of the River Crescent apartments and National Design Academy house which give prospective students an idea of what they can achieve and how and why a particular design scheme is used for that specific room.
Visitors also have the opportunity to have a browse through the many examples of student work and see for themselves how others have presented their design ideas. As well as meet and greet members of our tutor team, Academy Director, Pauline Riley and Director of Quality and Business, Helen Keighley, who will answer every question thrown at them.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the open day, it was brilliant to meet everyone. If you feel like you want to nurture your creative talents and get sucked into the colourful world of Interior Design, you can book a place on the next open day 20th August by phone 0155 91234 12 or visit our website for more information www.nda.ac.uk