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Inspiration Design International School, Singapore:
Celebrating 32 years in business and conveniently located in the heart of the city, Inspiration Design International School was founded as Singapore's first boutique design school. Today, Inspiration Design International School (also branded as IDIS) is Singapore's premier private education provider for interior design knowledge, high-quality teaching and professional skills development, 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 course is an incremental six (6) months course that extends from the Diploma course. It focuses on larger-scale mixed commercial interior design, challenging participants and instilling them with strong design solving and leadership skills. The course reaches beyond the design knowledge covered in the previous semesters and introduces new subjects such as:

- Environmental design and its influence on sustainable commercial interior design
- Professional Design Practices on how to manage and work with a group of professionals that are commonly engaged for large scale commercial projects.

Upon meeting all the requirements, participants will achieve an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design qualification.

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 (Residential)

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 course is an incremental six (6) months course that extends from the foundational Certificate course. It focuses on commercial interior design, allowing participants to broaden and diversify their design skillset.

The course has a continuation of subjects such as Design Studio and Design Communication that were covered in the first year; alongside new subjects that help to prepare for future industry practice:

- Design Practice Management that delves into the inner workings of a professional design practice setting
- Design Calculation & Costing to manage the budget of a project

Upon meeting all the requirements and achieving the Diploma in Interior Design qualification, those wishing to learn about larger-scale mixed commercial design projects can proceed to the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design course.

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 (Residential)

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 School, SingaporeThe Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques course is a twelve (12) months fundamental course designed for anyone who aspires to be a residential interior designer.

The course consists of two semesters focusing on residential design, touching on subjects such as:

- Design Communication through verbal and visual means such as mood and material boards, sketching
- Design Fundamentals like design principles and elements, colour concepts
- Digital Imaging through the use of Computer Aided Design software
- Design Studio like scale reading, construction drawing.

Upon meeting all the requirements and achieving the Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques qualification, those wishing to learn more about the commercial aspects of design can proceed to the Diploma in Interior Design course.

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 (Residential)


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 School, SingaporeThe 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


Further Upcoming Design Diploma Courses at our school in Singapore:
• Diploma in Product Design
• Advanced Diploma in Product Design
• Diploma in Furniture and Spatial Design
• Advanced Diploma in Furniture and Spatial Design
• Diploma in Facilities Project Management
• Advanced Diploma in Facilities Project Management
• Diploma in Environmental Design
• Advanced Diploma in Environmental Design
(Contact us below for details).

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

For further information on our interior design and short design courses in Singapore, please e-mail us below.

Updated: 2021-12-13

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