Diploma of Interior Design MSF50218
The Diploma of Interior Design offers you the key to becoming a professional Interior Designer. You will develop a high level of creative and technical skill giving you the confidence to work on a broad range of projects including residential, retail, hospitality and office design. In this course you will be exposed to the latest international design practices and be mentored by our inspiring Educators who are all practising Interior Designers themselves.
To apply for this course you’ll need Higher School Certificate or some relevant industry experience/training, we’ll discuss this in an informal interview on campus to ensure this course is your best option.
Design above and below by graduate Millie Alison.
What you’ll learn
The world’s leading Interior Designers and Decorators understand the importance of both function, aesthetic and how to make a space sing whether is be for a home or a commercial space.
You will explore colour, materials and finishes, spatial planning and construction techniques for a range of residential and commercial projects and creatively present your work using the latest industry software including AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop and InDesign.
Throughout your course you will be exposed to a wide range of industry suppliers and products through our in-house seminar series and graduate with an exceptional industry focused portfolio of work ready to kick start your career as an Interior Designer.
- Total Course Fee: AUD $20,990 (GST free)
- You will need to purchase a Design Kit AUD $595 (GST inc) for the start of your course
- You will need to purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp when you reach Unit 7 (approx AUD $71.50)
- Please allow $50 per term for incidental costs eg. photocopying.
Find out more about our flexible payment options here
To enrol into the Diploma of Interior Design you will need to firstly attend an Information Session or Open Day to learn more about the school and our courses. Once you have decided which course is for you you will need to book in for an interview.
Students are selected using one or more of the following criteria:
- NSW Higher School Certificate studies (or equivalent) OR completion of relevant vocational training and/or
- Experience working in a relevant industry and/or
- Minimum 6 examples of work from HSC design and technology, visual arts, textiles or other design disciplines
- If you don’t meet the above criteria, please prepare a written submission (1 x A4 typed page) detailing the reasons you want to study interior design and your career aspirations.
To study with Sydney Design School you will need a strong command of the English language (verbal, written and comprehension) and, if required, be able to score at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test here or an equivalent.Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
Your command of English will be assessed by our team during your interview face to face on campus or by Skype to ensure that you meet our language requirements. You may need to provide evidence of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test here or an equivalent. Students must achieve a score of 6.5 or provide evidence of previous education in Australia.
All Diploma students will need a laptop computer that can be brought to class and used at home. We recommend students use a PC as this computer is compatible with all software used on the course.
What you may become
Our graduates have entered a diverse range of job roles;
- Interior Designer in a decorating, interior design or architecture firm
- Interior Stylist
- Colour Consultant
- Real Estate Staging Consultant
- CAD and SketchUp Draftsperson
- Interiors Consultant for product, furniture and lighting suppliers/ retail store
- Entrepreneur in your own business
- 2 days per week – 18 months
- Either Mon/Tues or Wed/Thurs
- 9:30am – 4:30pm
- 3 days per week – 12 months
- Wed, Thurs & Fri
- 9.30am – 4.30pm
Option 3: Online
- At your own pace within 3 years (usually takes 2 years)
- Visit our partner school Interior Design Online
- July 2019 (enrolments open Wednesday 27 March)
- January 2020 (enrolments not yet open)
- Anytime online
Units of study
For a complete list of unit competencies click here
MSF1 Introduction to Design and the Decoration Industry
Embrace core skills from concept development and drawing to the elements and principles of design and composition. Develop an understanding of the design industry, work practices and opportunities.
MSF2 Introduction to Design and Colour
Be introduced to colour theory, colour schemes and the psychology and manipulation of colour. Explore the technicalities of paint and develop paint specifications.
MSF3 Interior Planning and Design
Learn the fundamentals of interior design, site evaluation, space planning and lighting for a range of residential environments.
MSF4 Design Practice
Visualise interior spaces in 2 & 3 dimensions through sketching, model making and perspective drawing techniques.
MSF5 Interior Design and Decoration
Explore all aspects of interior decoration including furniture, furnishing, upholstery and window treatments. Learn how to construct an interior scheme and present professional sample boards and specifications.
MSF6 Residential Design
Develop your own style working on a real residential project for a real client. Start with an initial briefing and work your way through the design stages to a final client presentation.
Create realistic floor plans and interior models using SketchUp then render your work in SU Podium. These user-friendly programs enable you to create photorealistic visuals that will enhance your portfolio.
MSF8 AutoCAD & Interior Construction
Learn the fundamentals of interior building construction and extend your drawing skills with AutoCAD. Create an impressive collection of precise residential floorplans and elevations to add to your portfolio.
Learn how to navigate this essential industry modelling software. Design and build sophisticated interior spaces and create realistic 3D presentations of your working model.
MSF10 Residential Planning
Design, plan and model residential spaces by manipulating 3D space using extensions, voids and stairs. You’ll present your ideas using a range of 2D and 3D media.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of a person’s competency, skills and knowledge which may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and/or informal learning.
Sydney Design School offers applicants the opportunity to apply for RPL and gain credit towards their course. There is a fee associated with an RPL application, please speak to our Course Advisor for more information.
Sydney Design School offers a Credit Transfer to any applicant who provides suitable evidence that they have successfully completed a unit or module at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
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