FAQ

Why choose The Designers' Education Studio in Dubai?

At the Designers’ Education Studio, located in the heart of Dubai’s design district, we recognize your passion for creativity and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue it.

Our core values emphasize flexible learning options, understanding that balancing daily life with pursuing a passion, hobby, or career can be challenging. Our adaptable in-studio and online teaching methods ensure that students feel safe and supported while learning.

At The Designers’ Education Studio, our educators are practicing designers who bring their industry experience and enthusiasm into the classroom.

Our unique approach focuses on each student’s individual journey, nurturing their personal style and creativity.

Studying with us is akin to joining a professional design studio, where you’ll work on real projects with real clients. You will graduate with a recognized and accredited qualification, a professional portfolio, and the connections and guidance needed to pursue your dream career.

Can I start studying now?
You can start anytime! The foundation course in interior design is Residential Interior Design 1, which is available online and in studio. Our in-studio classes restart monthly, but online learning allows for even more flexibility. You can even start mid month!
 
Can I study Interior Design or Fashion subjects online?

Yes. Both the Diploma in Interior Design course  and the Diploma in Interior Design – Professional Practice are available online. They offer the same high-quality education given in our in-studio courses, delivered by interactive video tutorials and quality online resources.

Several of our fashion courses are also available online including Fashion Branding and Fashion Illustration/Tech Pack.

You can check a subjects availability for online learning on each course page. 

Do I need to decide immediately If I want to take a Diploma?

No you don’t, you can take one course first, after this you will need to make your intent known (30 days after the starting date). You can then pay for the rest of the Diploma bundle package or you can pay a deposit of 1000 AED redeemable against your last Professional course and pay one course at a time.

How long to I have to finish the Diploma?
You have 3 years from your start date to complete the diploma?
 
Do I need to take the courses back to back?
No, you can stop and start as you with, one month you may take one course but then want a break for a few months, then you can come back and start up again. If you are taking the Diploma, just be sure to finish your learning in 3 years from your start date.
 
Can I take more than one course at a time?
Yes of course, we generally do not recommend more than 2 courses at a time as they are quite intensive.
 
What level of English is required?
You will need to have conversational English to be able to take this course. Our tutors are bilingual and will be able to help you wherever possible in the lesson. You will also have detailed lesson notes and videos to watch after the class so you are able to go back over information.
 
What is the difference between a Designers Studio course compared to a university course?
The Designers Studio courses are vocational – they focus on preparing students to work in the industry by exposing them to practical real world projects and technology. University courses take a more theoretical and conceptual approach to design education.
 
What are my employment prospects after I finish the course?

This is a crucial consideration and one we ask students to consider from day one of their studies. Our tutorsare on hand to help you determine your unique career path. Whether it be commercial, residential or hospitality design, styling or your own business we are determined to help you to reach your potential.

Is the Diploma Accredited?
We offer a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Techniques- Interiors with qualification number 7157-13. The City and Guilds are the world leader in skills development and are recognised as the benchmark for high quality training that meet the needs of today’s workplace. This Diploma is accepted internationally and can be attested in the United Kingdom.
 
How to I reserve a seat?
You will have to pay in full to reserve your seat on a course, there is no preferential treatment for Diploma students compared to students who are taking a singular course. It is based on a first come first serve basis.
 
Do I need a laptop for the Diploma course?
All Diploma and advanced course students will need a laptop computer that can be brought to class and used at home. We recommend students use a PC as this computer is compatible with all software used on the course.
 
Will I need to sit exams?
No, exams are not part of our design courses. Most assessments are practically based and presented in class. There is also a small component of a written open book test.
 
I can’t draw, does that matter?
We believe everybody can draw. Our patient Educators are passionate about learning. They will teach you the correct techniques to express your ideas through drawing.
 
How big are the class sizes?
We like to keep our class sizes small so that you get lots of individual attention. There is a maximum of 12 people in each class (8 for computer classes).
 
How much homework and home study is there?
For beginners courses we recommend spending between 30mins to an hour on homework daily. For advanced students this will increase to 1-2 hours.