Advanced Professional Diploma in Interior Design


Program Description

Our philosophy is supported by an attitude of working “with” the building as opposed to working just “within” the building.

The course provides an excellent opportunity to support the international growing creative industries and construction sector economy and to provide potential applicants with dynamic and vocational study opportunity.

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the potential to be an effective contributor in the global community of Interior Design including event design, set design and consultancy practices. To achieve this the course embraces a distinctive focussed study upon human needs and desires in a consumerist society. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to build upon the understanding of the importance of being socially and culturally aware as a designer, becoming conscious of their potential influence and need to embrace ethically considered practices and apply considered personal as well as professional codes.


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The aims of the programme are to develop:

  1. Practical skills
    • Visual communication skills – through drawing, making, or digital manipulation
    • Visual appreciation skills
    • Understanding and manipulation of materials and processes particular to Interior Design
  2. Intellectual skills
    • Lateral thinking, conceptual thinking, analytical thinking, the ability to hold multiple and potentially contradictory possibilities in mind simultaneously
    • Social, historical, cultural and political awareness
    • Enhanced perception and observation skills – an inclusive approach to research
    • The ability to generate ideas: creativity

Learning activities:

Virtually all teaching takes place in a modern studio environment. Students are encouraged to direct their studies and tailor their skills to marry their creative and professional ambitions using seminars, presentations, tutorials and continual critique feedback.


Many of the design skills that will acquire and develop are transferable and can lead graduates into a variety of employment fields. Career opportunities include working as an Interior Design consultant, in-house designer for a specialist retail shop-fitting contractor, Computer 3D visualizer, and corporate style consultant. In these jobs, graduate’s role could take on many guises including Consultancy Business Design Partner or Creative Design team leader. Graduate’s role may even provide diverse opportunities to work in film, TV or theatre designing everything from performance sets to overall style adviser.

Diploma to Degree — a pathway to university and further study

SQA Advanced Qualifications do not just qualify for career development they can also enable advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programmes in universities and Higher Education Institutions across the world.

Students can study at AAS College before progressing onto universities in their own country, region or abroad to complete a degree, entering directly into the third year. This option can be a cost-effective route to studying abroad and achieving a degree at an international Higher Education Institution.

We make this journey as smooth as possible through our Diploma to Degree programme. SQA has collaborated and set up articulation agreements with a number of highly regarded international institutions in countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand covering various progression models including online delivery.

These institutions recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide students with a quality learning experience.

Important Information

  • Duration: 24 months (2 years)
  • Educational Form: taught
  • Education Variants: full-time
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: 3 per academic year
  • Deadline of application: 1st June 2020 / 1st August 2020
  • Classes Start Date: 6th July 2020 / 28th September 2020
  • Tuition Fees: 5,000.00€/year
  • British Degree: Advanced Diploma
  • Award Body: Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Admissions Requirements

Entry to the Programme will require:

  • High School Diploma and transcript
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • AAS Application form completed
  • Passport
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

AAS was established in 1990 and today is one of the biggest colleges in Thessaloniki. It is well-known for its high standard of education in Art & Design Studies.

AAS was established in 1990 and today is one of the biggest colleges in Thessaloniki. It is well-known for its high standard of education in Art & Design Studies. Read less