Interior Architecture & Design

This course offers a unique opportunity to study Interior Design in Vietnam with British training methodology and qualification. Students will learn to develop the creative and inclusive design solutions that are required in an industry that is growing worldwide.



Course Duration

3 years

The Interior Architecture & Design course is based upon international standards, focusing upon creative and inclusive Interior Architecture & Design development. It is a three-dimensional spatial interior environment led course with focus towards meeting user needs. It celebrates functional and aesthetically attractive design and considers principles of environmental sustainability, ethical practices and regulatory requirements to be key elements which are integrated within curriculum and the design process.

The continual development of a personal portfolio of work will enable them to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers.

Year One: provides students with an understanding of the creative design process and the importance of cultural referencing and research. This work will be underpinned by acquiring the fundamental practical creative and technical skills of measurement, drawing and describing space in two and three dimensions both digitally and through hand drawing and model making.

Year 2 will build upon the skills learned in year one with more opportunity to work in depth on interior related design projects. Students will work with real spaces and creating actual prototyping furniture all with focused attention to entering future professional employment. Project works could include: Domestic and Private Housing, Retail Design, Office design, Exhibition Design / Installations, Design within the leisure and hospitality industries including hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, spas, fitness centres, theatres and entertainment centres.

Year 3 will be completed with a final project to showcase students' work from the course at our Graduate Design Show. Intership, collaborative projects are introduced in this year to support students to be confident to enter the industry with a wide range of a career directions.

Sample Modules

  • Ideas Generation
  • Visual Communication
  • Design Method
  • Design Principles
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing
  • 2D, 3D specialist drawing technologies
  • Properties of 3D Materials
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Exhibition & Retail Design
  • Project Design Implementation and Evaluation
  • Professional Practice

Accredited international qualifications with university study pathways

LCDF-Hanoi provides a full time bachelor programme with options for studying at LCDF-Hanoi and partner Universities in the UK. Many students have transferred and completed their study on BA (Hons) degrees or higher at the following Universities:

  • Northumbria University (Newcastle)
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Creative Arts (London)
  • The University of the West of England (Bristol)
  • The University of Middlesex (London)
  • The University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham & Gloucester)
  • Birmingham City University (Birmingham)
  • Instituto Marangoni (London)
  • Instituto Marangoni (Italy)
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Kingston University (Greater London)
  • University of East London
  • University of Hertfordshire ( Hatfield)
  • Loughborough University (Cambridge)
  • Nottingham Trend University
  • Salford University (Manchester)
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Savannah College of Arts and Design (USA)
  • Colombus College of Arts and Design (USA)

Some students also have transferred to study at other countries such as Savannah College of Art and Design (USA), Colombus College of Art & Design (USA), France, and Italy to continue their studies. Students are therefore able to experience more of an international lifestyle by studying outside Vietnam.


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Myles Cummings

Programme Leader: Interior Architecture & Design

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Julie Vola

Photography Lecturer

Teaching Styles

Teaching encompasses design studio practice, formal lectures, group seminars, tutorials, exhibition and store visits, presentations and practical workshops.

Assessment occurs at the end of each semester with informal critiques held at appropriate times throughout the year.

Alumni & Students


Trinh Duc Cuong

Interior Designer

"Thanks to the scholarship here, I can fill in the missing pieces of my knowledge and thinking that I haven’t ever learned at my university before. The scholarship creates a strong driving force help me pursue my passion.”


Lê Phương Liên

Interior Designer

“The teachers at LCDF are so amazing, they’re there whenever you need them and have been encouraging and supporting the whole way through.”

Career Opportunities

The employment potential is currently growing within Interior Design. Graduate destinations include: Commercial Interior Designer, Retail Designer, Exhibition Designer, Interior Decorator, Interior Stylist,

Space Planner, Lighting Designer, Furniture Designer, Project Manager, Draughtsperson.

Project work could include: Domestic and Private Housing, Retail Design, Office design, Exhibition Design/ Installations, Design within the leisure and hospitality industries including hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, spas, fitness centres, theatres and entertainment centres.

Entry Requirements

  • High School Graduate or an equivalent international foundation course qualification which includes art and design.
  • English language certificate of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country and haven't completed a degree in English, you'll need to provide evidence of your English language ability to study with us. English for Design courses are available before and during the course for students who need to improve their English level to study with us.
  • Have ability in drawing or illustration or show interest (through interview). For students who are not based in Hanoi, portfolios and interviews can be done via Skype or submitted electronically.

Intensive Design Foundation

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you may be able to apply for a preparation course to help you gain entry to our undergraduate study.

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3 terms/ year, 8 terms:

VND 92,500,000 per term, 3 terms per year

VND 239,000,000 per year


If you need any further information about accommodation nearby us and cost of living in Hanoi, please refer to the website below or feel free to ask us for support. You can find lots of information on houses in Tay Ho District, which is close to the college.

How to Apply

You can apply the course online or obtain application form from our college.
For further information on how to apply, please visit the How to Apply page.