Inspiration Design International School:
Inspiration Design International School is Singapore’s premier private education provider for interior design knowledge and skills. Established in 1989, we have been specialising in interior design for over two decades, taking a global approach to decorative arts and applied sciences. Drawing on the resources of a vibrant global city, in addition to our vocationally oriented courses and extreme dedication to the evolution of interior design, Inspiration prepares graduates for leadership in their professions within the interior design industry. Our students also enjoy a diverse, inclusive learning environment at our award-winning faculty, distinguished for their industry experience and mentoring.
In March 2013, we were awarded the Singapore Brands Award 2012/13, which recognises outstanding local enterprises and serves as the industry’s benchmark of quality and excellence.
Our students also enjoy a diverse, inclusive learning environment at our award-winning faculty, distinguished for their industry experience and mentoring, and research opportunities on-campus and off-, from internships with industry leaders to overseas visitations.
We offer Certificate courses, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Interior Design to students from Singapore and around the globe.
In addition, we have a range of short and specialist certificate courses for beginners who wish to master the basics and fundamentals of interior design. Our English-taught programmes and courses can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Inspiration Design International School is registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE), Singapore’s statutory board.
Inspiration’s qualifications, apart from leading to professional certifications, are also linked to the framework for higher education qualifications in a range of international institutions and universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
We are also a proud recipient of the Singapore Brands Award 2012/13 in recognition of our established reputation for our education in the interior design field, having groomed students from around the world into accomplished interior designers.
- Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques (12 months)
- Diploma in Interior Design - Full Time / Part Time (18 months)
- Advanced Diploma in Interior Design - Full Time / Part Time (24 months)
- Short Courses (12 hours)
Autodesk 3DS Max, Autodesk AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Perspective Drawing, Light & Lighting Interiors, Styles of Interiors, Furniture Product Knowledge, Developing Brief, Proposal & Quotation (BFQ) for Design Services, The Visual Language of Interior Design..
- Specialist Certificate Courses (24 hours)
Small Space Design; Interior Design for Home Owners; Furniture Knowledge; Colours Application and Lighting Design; Exhibition Design; Urban Design
Our school students have consistently clinched top prizes in various design competitions, some of which are organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC). Some of our most notable achievements include:
* Awarded GOLD for Flip! Challenge for three consecutive years in 2005, 2006, 2007, beating entries from public and private institutions, including local polytechnics and universities.
* In March 2012, Inspiration Design International School won the 48 Hour Challenge Showroom Makeover
Other participating schools were local government schools, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, and private art schools, Laselle College and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
For more than two decades, Inspiration Design International School has been committed to preparing students for entry into the interior design profession by providing the educational foundation for design practice in global markets.
Those who choose to join the workforce are highly sought after by industry players, while others have gone on to further their studies in countries such as New Zealand, the U.K. and Australia.
Studio managers, who are practising designers themselves, are well-qualified and recognised for their industry experience and mentoring. Students have close working relationships with the faculty, and receive a high level of support from tutors in our design studios.
According to Mercer’s 2011 Quality of Living Survey, Singapore topped the list for quality of life in Asia. A survey by human resources consultancy ECA International in 2010 comparing 254 international locations found that Asian expatriates ranked Singapore as their preferred city to study and live in.
What makes living in Singapore such a vibrant experience? It has to be its quality of life, easy regional access, low crime rates, political stability, high standards of infrastructure and healthcare, as well as a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Strategically located in the Heart of Asia, Singapore is the world’s gateway to Southeast Asia. English is also the language of business and instruction, and can be an environment conducive for students to improve their standards of the language.
"I joined Inspiration in 2005 and have attained my Advanced Diploma and Degree in interior design since. The intensive and creative design training through design studio and experiments have enabled me to sharpen my understanding and perception of design.
I have received not only design skill training but also a much higher level of understanding of culture and environment, both of which are very useful in my working life now.
Since graduating from Inspiration, I have worked in a Singapore President Design Award-winning design consultancy firm as a designer for more than two years, I am now pursuing my further education in architecture design in NUS (MA)."
- Qi Shi Zhi, China; Bachelor Degree Graduate of Interior Design
"In 2008, I enrolled at Inspiration for what would prove to be an enriching learning experience. I have discovered my own passion and dedication for interior design and have gained the knowledge and skills from Inspiration to succeed in this very competitive industry.
I felt motivated to attend class to expand my horizons and stretch myself in every aspect of the course from concept development to 3D visualization.
Inspiration provides a participative learning environment which allows students to interact with classmates and lecturers. At the same time, it also offers the opportunity for students to obtain feedback on the quality of their work with constructive advice on ways to improve."
- Ronel Raats, South Africa; Graduated 2011 with Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
"I joined the school in 2008 with a real desire to learn about interior design. Before coming to Singapore, I had been very interested in the subject and had carried out many trial projects on my own in family’s and friends’ houses.
Inspiration Design International School taught me how to focus my attention and how to develop the skills that I have been taught by some very professional lecturers. Our classes on computer aided design, in which we learnt programmes, such as 3DS Max and Autocad, were great fun and very informative.
My lessons here have set me in great shape for the future. Thank you Inspiration for all the enriching experience I have had here."
- Katarzyna Donaldson, Poland; Graduated 2010 with Diploma in Interior Design
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