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Welcome to the British Design Academy

At the BDA, we don't just teach, we encourage you to access and nurture your own natural creativity and gain confidence whilst developing skills. Be it learning how to design spaces to live, work or play in; trendspotting and forecasting, or creating written content for industry blogs and social network feeds, the BDA has a workshop or course for it!

We also have a range of masterclasses to help develop your technical and practical skills. From learning computer apps, including AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop, to help take your presentations to the next level, to getting your business up and running by enhancing your marketing and entrepreneurial flair.

Set up to fit around busy schedules, with the classroom-based learning delivered on weekends or evenings, the BDA offers a flexible programme which is fun and inspiring: from 1-day taster sessions to 6-month intensive diplomas, from evening workshops to weekenders. All led by accomplished professionals: designers, makers, entrepreneurs and business leaders... ready to pass on their experience and skills to help you get creative!

So take a look. Sign up. And come along. Make this one of the most inspiring things you've done in a long while!

Become part of an exclusive, vibrant, creative community

By signing up for a course with the British Design Academy, you instantly join our community. Here, you can interact together with fellow students on all topics covered by our courses, share knowledge and experience, give and receive feedback, make friends and talk everything design!
It also offers a social network to connect with other creatives, tap into insider industry news, hear about work placements and job vacancies, sign up for special events and access exclusive offers!

Testimonials

"Love the presentation approach - professional, friendly and fun."

S James, Bristol

"A really enjoyable introduction to Interior Design - I feel empowered to tackle our own home!"

M Dorrington, Bath

"Thoroughly enjoyable and informative course. Would recommend even for those who feel they're not creative."

K Woodford, Castle Combe

"An informative inspirational day spent with a great mix of people in a relaxed and friendly environment."

M Baldwin, California, USA

"A great introduction to interior design which has the perfect mix of listening, learning, group activities and a chance to get stuck in a create a moodboard...all supported by the BDA team."

K Evans, Cardiff

"The highly experienced BDA tutors deliver a day packed full of learning! I came away having met new friends, learnt new skills, had fun and gained the confidence to start my next project. Highly recommended!"

L Temple, Chippenham

"Plenty of tips and hints for further learning opportunities but also great as a stand-alone day if you just want to learn a little more about design, or gain enough confidence to have a go at your first design scheme at home."

M Chan, Taunton

"Encouragement, advise and plenty of tea were offered in abundance!"

S Ford, Reading