A render of a large white building designed by tutors at the Unit XV course at Softbiome

Seven courses that prepare students for architecture and interior design degrees

Dezeen Courses: interested in improving your design skills before starting an architecture or interior design degree? Check out seven courses featured on Dezeen Courses taking place in London, Hong Kong and online.

The selection includes summer schools designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate study, in which students partake in design tasks that contribute to their portfolios.

Online courses equip students with skills in SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop and 3D modelling software that facilitate their higher education.

Here are seven courses that prepare students for degrees in architecture and interior design:


SketchUp model of a kitchen interior at The Little Design Corner

SketchUp for Interior Design Beginners Course at The Little Design Corner

The online SketchUp for Interior Design Beginners Course at The Little Design Corner teaches students SketchUp skills, which they can study in their own time.

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Four students round a table attending the RCA Architecture Summer School course

Architecture Summer School at Royal College of Art

The Architecture Summer School course at the Royal College of Art in London, UK, prepares students for postgraduate studies in architecture and interior design with design studio experience, visits, lectures and skills training.

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Studio First course at Carleton University

The Studio First online course at Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism facilitates graduate architecture studies for those with no formal background in architecture.

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Interior render of a living space by a student of Interior Design Software Course at National Design Academy

Interior Design Software Course at National Design Academy

The online Interior Design Software Course at the National Design Academy teaches students software skills in AutoCAD 2D, SketchUp and Photoshop to assist their interior design projects.

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Student render from the Exhibition Program 0506 at My Archischool

Exhibition Program 0506 at My ArchiSchool

The Exhibition Program 0506 course at My ArchiSchool in Hong Kong provides students with design skills in model-making that prepare them for higher education.

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Student using architectural software on a desktop computer by a window

Designer Development Course at London Fields Design School

The Designer Development Course at London Fields Design School equips participants with practical, hands-on skills in leading design software.

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A render of a large white building designed by tutors at the Unit XV course at Softbiome

Unit XV course at Softbiome

The Unit XV online course at Softbiome provides students with digital 3D modelling and visualisation skills tailored to their level of experience.

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