KLC School of Design


  • Location: Seaside, Town, City

About us

KLC School of Design is an independent HE provider specialising in spatial design subjects, including Interior and garden design. Founded in 1982 by Jenny Gibbs OBE, the school has been instrumental in progressing interior and garden design to increasing levels of professionalism of its students and in the industry in which our graduates join. In 2021, KLC merged with West Dean College and changed validation partners from the University of Brighton to the higher-ranked University of Sussex.

The larger, combined institution aims to position itself as the UK’s pre-eminent College of Art, Design and Conservation, internationally recognised for excellence and creative innovation. KLC’s portfolio of interior and garden design courses has formed a new School of Design as part of the larger West Dean College, which currently has a School of Conservation and a School of Arts. 

What makes us different

Where passion meets profession

At KLC, our students are more than just a name on a register. KLC is dedicated to offering interior design courses that develop students' creative potential and prepare them for the industry.

We provide enhanced teaching, welfare and career support that you can't get at a big university.

Our qualification courses include extensive training on the latest computer-aided design programmes and teach core skills such as sketching and model-making. Our tutors are trained educators and practising professionals with first-hand knowledge of working in the industry – giving students access to a wealth of knowledge inside and outside the studio environment.

KLC’s relationship with the London design industry is second to none, as evidenced by our impressive employment track record, extensive work experience opportunities and an array of visiting guest lecturers. Not to mention the exclusive design competitions on o€er to our students.

The best thing about studying at KLC is that the program puts students in touch with the realities of an interior designer's career. We met real clients, worked on real-life projects, and had to consider all the constraints that practising interior designers face.

Malika Gasu quote
KLC Interior Design degree student, Malika Gasu

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Course locations

Online Study

100% online with teaching staff based at:, 5th Floor Design Centre East, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF

Chelsea Harbour - London

5th Floor Design Centre East, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF