INTERIOR DESIGN & DÉCOR

INTERIOR DESIGN AND DÉCOR – INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE

The aim of this qualification is to develop the skills to adapt spaces and buildings in innovative ways to improve their functionality. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design in an analytical manner.

This programme is designed to introduce learners to the fast growing and competitive interior design industry. Successful learners are able to demonstrate specialised skills and techniques such as developing a design concept from conceptual stages through the process of designing interiors and elements to be used in interiors and planning a room’s décor. Interior Design is about the internal design and space of a building, it is not the same as architecture, but it is closely related. Interior designers need to be trained in the profession in order to create functional, high quality interior environments. The layout, lighting and acoustics of a living space or room must be suitable for the intended purpose of the building or room. Thus interior design has to do with the design of space to create an appropriate setting and flow for a particular purpose. The learner will also learn how to perform the above tasks on the industry relevant CAD software application in 2D, 3D and BIM.

Duration: 2 Years 
Job opportunities:  Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Space Planner, Architectural Draughtsperson, CAD 2D Designer, CAD 3D Designer, Building Surveyor and Planner
Career advancement: CAD 1 / CAD 2 / Architectural Technology / Construction Technology

Entrance requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) – Matric
  • NQF Level 3 Qualification
  • Mathematics literac (Grade 12)
  • Communication / English (Grade 12)
  • Registration application form & a discretionary assessment at CAD4ALL

YEAR 1: DESIGN FOUNDATION – NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

Subjects:

  • Read and interpret visual images
  • Use Mathematics in practical application
  • Design career development
  • Producing a range of design works
  • Communicate with various mediums and technology
  • Development of craft
  • Design aspect for performances
  • Work in a business environment
  • AutoCAD Essentials
  • 4M CAD Essentials
  • REVIT Essentials
  • 4M IDEA – BIM Essentials
  • International certifications in AUTOCAD and REVIT

Interior Design

YEAR 2: INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR DESIGN / PLANNING

Subjects:

  • Apply innovative and complex design ideas to planning of interior spaces
  • Plan, Prepare and manage the construction of the interior project based on the design brief
  • Operation and utilisation of tools and equipment needed for interior design and décor
  • Construct a complex interior space item
  • Materials in interior spaces & Furnishings
  • Construction of interior spaces
  • Architectural drawings
  • Presentation skills
  • Scheduling
  • Project Management basics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intro to upholstery and furniture manufacture
  • Revit advanced & Idea Architecture
  • AutoCAD and 4M CAD Advanced
  • International certification in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Model building

Interior Design