Study Design & Interior Design Courses in Singapore

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Inspiration Design International School:
Conveniently located in the heart of Singapore, Inspiration Design International School was Singapore’s first boutique design school (established in 1989). Inspiration Design International School is Singapore's premier private education provider for interior design knowledge and skills, dedicated to the professional disciplines of interior design programs ranging from certificates, diploma to advanced diploma courses (taught in English).

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Interior Design & Specialist Design Courses:
Photo of Study Design & Interior Design Courses in SingaporeWe 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.


Advanced Diploma in Interior Design:

- Full Time / Part Time
- Requires a final 6 months to achieve
 

Course Summary: 
The Advanced Diploma in Interior Design is a twenty-four (24) months programme that will equip students with an ability to apply relevant design knowledge in a way that will enable them to gain entry into the professional design industry.

Students will learn to solve small and large-scale design problems, gain a sound understanding of building regulations, specifications and construction techniques, and appreciate the design principles of form and space, colour and light, as well as materials and finishes.

Program Structure:

Semester 1:   Design Communication 1, Design Studio 1, Construction 1, Digital Imaging 1, Computer Aided Design 1, Design Fundamentals, Colour Concept for Design, Interior Design 1 (Residential)

Semester 2:   Design Communication 2, Design Studio 2, Construction 2, Digital Imaging 2, Design Contextual Studies, Material Technologies, Building Services & Lighting Practices, Interior Design 2 (Hospitality)

Semester 3:   Design Communication 3, Design Studio 3, Construction 3, Design Calculation & Costing, Computer Aided Design 3, Design Practice Management, Interior Design 3 (Commercial)

Semester 4:   Design Communication 4, Design Studio 4, Professional Design Practice, Building Technologies, Advanced Computer Aided Design, Interior Design 4 (Commercial) 


Diploma in Interior Design:
- Full Time / Part Time
- Requires an additional 6 months to achieve after foundation

Course Summary: 
Image of Study Design & Interior Design Courses in SingaporeThe Diploma in Interior Design is an eighteen (18) months programme designed to further enhance the participant’s basic fundamentals of interior design for commercial purposes. Participants will learn the techniques to convey interior design ideas verbally and visually effectively. Hence, allowing participants to produce creative and pragmatic solutions for all interior design projects that consist of functional and purposeful usage.

This module comprises of two additional subjects namely, design calculation and costing and design practice management. These subjects will allow participants to have sufficient knowledge to meet the needs and demands of their client in the real design industry. In addition, participants will also be honed with design communication skills to enable them to present their ideas and proposal in a professional manner.

Program Structure:

Semester 1:   Design Communication 1, Design Studio 1, Construction 1, Digital Imaging 1, Computer Aided Design 1, Design Fundamentals, Colour Concept for Design, Interior Design 1 (Residential)

Semester 2:   Design Communication 2, Design Studio 2, Construction 2, Digital Imaging 2, Design Contextual Studies, Material Technologies, Building Services & Lighting Practices, Interior Design 2 (Hospitality)

Semester 3:
  Design Communication 3, Design Studio 3, Construction 3, Design Calculation & Costing, Computer Aided Design 3, Design Practice Management, Interior Design 3 (Commercial)


Certificate in Interior Design:

- Full-time / Part-time (12 month foundation course)

Photos of Inspiration Design International SchoolThe certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques is a twelve (12) months programme designed for beginners who aspire to be a residential interior designer. Participants will learn the techniques of residential design and the introduction to hospitality design. 

This will be achieved through modules such as sketching, design communication, design contextual studies, construction drawing, electrical and section drawing, scale reading, material technologies, computer aided design, digital imaging and colour concept for design.

Program Structure:

Semester 1:  Design Communication 1, Design Studio 1, Construction 1, Digital Imaging 1, Computer Aided Design 1, Design Fundamentals, Colour Concept for Design, Interior Design 1 (Residential)

Semester 2:  Design Communication 2, Design Studio 2, Construction 2, Digital Imaging 2, Design Contextual Studies, Material Technologies, Building Services & Lighting Practices, Interior Design 2 (Hospitality)


Professional Skills Development / Short Courses: 
Apart from interior design programs, we also offer short courses such as SketchUp, Autodesk 3Ds Max and Autodesk AutoCAD that are highly relevant to the design industry. As an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre, lecturers at Inspiration Design International School are officially registered with Autodesk, and they are highly qualified and all-rounded designers with industry experience.

Picture of Study Design & Interior Design Courses in Singapore• Autodesk 3DS Max
• Autodesk AutoCAD
• Google SketchUp
• Adobe Photoshop
• Perspective Drawing
• Small Space Design
• Furniture Knowledge
• Light and Lighting Interiors
• Exhibition/Visual Merchandiser Design
• BIM Architecture Modelling (Autodesk Revit)

The mode of study for these short courses is on a part-time basis, with the lectures for most of the modules conducted twice a week in the evenings on weekdays. 

Typically, each course will have six taught lectures of two hours delivered over three weeks. 

Both group and individual classes are available, with the teacher-student ratio for the former being 1:8. After the completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of achievement as proof of participation.

Contact us today for further such information on these courses:

 Autodesk 3DS Max Certificate Course:
The course is an introduction to the 3D Studio Max software. It is suitable for beginners in 3D modelling and rendering. Students who complete the course will be able to create and render a 3D model of a simple interior project.

This course is recommended for all designers who wish to gain the technical skills to complement their creative flair. In-house training is also available.

 Autodesk AutoCAD Certificate Course:
The course allows students to be equipped with one of the leading drawing software program in the design industry. Students will acquire the skills to design, draw and manage in the computer environment.

 Google SketchUp Certificate Course:
The course allows students to be equipped with basic knowledge to compose compelling graphics. Students will acquire the skills to design, draw, render, edit, use special effects and manage in the computer environment.

 Perspective Drawing Certificate Course:
The course will teach students on the technique to represent three dimensional images on a two dimensional picture plane. Perspective drawing is essential in creating an accurate and visually appealing piece of art.

 Adobe Photoshop Certificate Course:
Images of Inspiration Design International SchoolThe course allows students to be equipped with basic knowledge to compose compelling graphics. Students will acquire the skills to design, draw, render, edit, use special effects and manage in the computer environment. The duration for an individual tutorial is 12 hours. 

• Small Space Design Certificate Course:
The course aims at consolidating the basics of interior spatial design for small spaces, so as to help participants understand and apply the various strategies and aspects of making the most of their space, thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage.

 Furniture Knowledge Certificate Course:
The course is designed for participants looking to deepen their skills and experiences within the furniture industry, and acquire the knowledge to develop creative furniture design concepts. Issues pertaining to design and construction are studied in the process of planning, visualising and realising a furniture design.

Participants will also gain knowledge of methods for expressing furniture design concepts, such as two-dimensional and three-dimensional sketching, and visualisation of a conceptual idea manually and in computer-aided design (CAD).

• Exhibition/Visual Merchandiser Design Course:
The course is designed for participants looking to specialise in planning, designing, fabricating, and installing interpretative exhibitions to encourage their visitors’ understanding, participation, and emotional engagement. The acquired skills will allow the participants to develop a competitive edge in related industries.


Further Specialist Certificate Courses:
• Interior Design for Home Owners
• Interior Finishes - Surface Boundaries of the Space
• Interior Scales - Space Planning and Proportion
• Interior Design for Residential Project
• The Visual Language of Interior Design
• Design for Commercial Space
• Exhibition Design
• Styles of Interior
• Furniture Art and Accessories
• Fabrics, Window Treatment and Textiles
• Colour Application and Lighting Design
• Colour - Learn How to Use Colour Fearlessly


Student Reviews:

"Being professionally trained as an Accountant, the decision to return to school to pursue my passion in interior design as a career wasn't an easy one.  However, after commencing my lessons with INSPIRATION, I am confident my decision is right and I am inspired to strive towards establishing myself as an innovative, professional and sought-after interior designer.

INSPIRATION provided me with the opportunity to pursue a quality, formal education in interior design and is particularly appealing with its industry-relevant curriculum and realistic project-based learning.  Coupled with the approachable management team / lecturers who readily provided guidance and imparted knowledge, I believe I will be able to build up strong design fundamentals during my time with INSPIRATION and become professionally ready with presentable portfolios as the course progresses."

- Chong Yen Ling, Singapore

•  "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, South Africa; Graduated with Advanced Diploma in Interior Design

•  "I joined the school 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, Poland; Graduated with Diploma in Interior Design

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Updated: 2020-10-30

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