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Welcome to Senior College Dun LaoghaireInterior DesignDepartment

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The design staff

are from many different design disciplines


Interior Architecture

Industrial Design

Computer Aided Design


Fine art


Emer Tubridy, Nicki Cloonan, Gillian Sherrard, Jackie Duigan,

Cliona White, Lisa Woods, Jackie Duignan, Kymberly Dunne

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Core Elements


design/studio projects, design concepts and practice


colourtheory and schemes

Environmental Design

egonomicsand anthrometrics

Architectural Draughting & Visualisation

surveying: room surveys and measured drawings,

plans and elevations, planning rooms, internal fittings, lighting, 2D & 3D computer aided design& rendering,information technology (FETAC), photoshop

Materials & Internal Furnishings

sample board presentations: decorative paint finishes, soft furnishings, textiles, window treatments, upholstery, natural and man made materials and processed materials

Professional Practice

bestpractices for Interior Designers

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Student Diversity

The course attracts students from a wide range of age groups and nationalities.

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Student Presenting for the First Time

Students work along side design staff designing a variety of interior projects.

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Tutor Feedback

Tutors discuss the development of individual projects as studentsprogress.

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Great Atmosphere

students share their design ideas with fellow class mates and a great atmosphere is created in class

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A FinalPresentation

FirstYear Interior Design students present a design scheme

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Foreign Trips

Site visits and foreign trips are an important aspect of our design courses - this photographwas taken during a visit to Barcelona

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Visit to Berlin

This photograph wastaken on a recent trip to Berlin

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Visit to Rome

On foreign trips we usually have a guide taking us on daily walking tours and site visits.

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Field trips in Ireland

We also visit places of design interest within Ireland. For instance this isa student looking through a piece of sculpture in the city centre.

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Art and Design Exhibitions

We regularly visit galleries such as the Chester Beatty Gallery, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Collins Barracks and The National Gallery.

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A Presentation for a Restaurant Design

A second Year Interior Design scheme for a restaurant including mood boards,samples and sketch books.

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Model making helps to communicate design ideas

It is an important aspect in developing design concepts.

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Colourful model making

An interesting design scheme created by a student at Senior College Dun Laoghaire.

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Students working together creating models

A busy atmosphere develops in the classroom.

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Colour Theory

Lectures are given by staff about colour theories and how to put together schemes.

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Soft Furnishing

In first year we learn about the different companies that manufacture and supply fabrics and wallpapers. Trade show rooms are visited and students learn how to specify appropriate materials for different projects.

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Our first years recently undertook an upcycling project reviving chairs that were about to end their lives in a skip.

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Another Upcycling Project

The dreary sofa was changed into a bright new innovative design.

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Design ideas for a second year Interior Design living room project.

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Students put together boards showing the design elements that will appear in their Interior Design schemes.

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A finished design by a third year interior design student

Perspectives help to communicate the student’s design.

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Technical Drawing

Students learn how to draft technical drawings of buildings both by hand and computer.

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History of Art and Design

The history of Art and Design is taught through a series of lecture based seminars.

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Professional Practice

Lectures are given on how to run your own business. All design staff have experience in the industry and some are currently running their own design practises.

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Work Experience

Design staff use their contacts in industry to help students securework experience placements.

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Our department regularly enters our students into design competitions.

This is Jenny Deasy receiving a winning certificate for her entry into a national competition organised by House and Home Magazine.

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End of competitions.Year Exhibition

Each May, our students put on an end of year exhibition in the town hall in Dun Laoghaire. We ask designers from Industry to open the exhibition and in the past we were lucky enough to have Diarmuid Gavin as our guest.

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Graduation Day competitions.

After completing the course students graduate in The O’Reily Hall in UCD.

It becomes a celebratory day for all involved.

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The Real World competitions.

Designers work along side Structural Engineers and contractors to produce exciting interior designs.

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Jobs in Interior Design competitions.

After graduating our students successfully take up jobs in industry or go on to study for a further qualification.

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Work competitions.In Progress

The thrill of seeing your design coming together can be both exciting and rewarding.

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A competitions.Finished Design

After your training designs like this one can be created.

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Exhibition Design competitions.

Some students go on to have careers in ExhibitionDesign.

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Domestic Interiors competitions.

Other students specialise in domestic interiors.

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Commercial Interiors competitions.

Students can work in large design practices putting together schemes for commercial interiors.

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Show Apartments competitions.

Designers put finishingschemes together for apartments and houses.

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. competitions.

IThe Interior Design Course at Senior College Dun Laoghairecurrently has vacancies.If you are interested in applying for this fun,fulfilling course please contact us on 00353 1 280 [email protected] you for taking the time to learn aboutInterior Design at Senior College Dun Laoghaire.