Whether you are an aspiring designer or you just wish to learn more about the science and design of creating beautiful personal living spaces during this course you will learn all about the different elements of Interior Design.
From learning about colour psychology, lighting, mood setups, different fabrics, materials and styling techniques by the end of this course you will become confident enough to make better styling and design decisions to your own spaces. Individual attention and guidance is provided as per each individual’s performance level.
Study mode: Project-based (exam free) | Duration: 30 hours (Lectures 1 x 15 weeks)
Total hours of Learning (incl. lectures, project work, assessments and self study): 150hrs
Entry requirements: Beginner course. No prior experience or knowledge required
What will you Learn after this course?
✓ Become introduced to the concepts of Interior Design: Ergonomics, Materials, Design, Drafting and model scaling ;
✓ Discover colour, hue and the psychology behind colour setting ;
✓ Develop a good sense of practical expertise compounded with lots of theoretical knowledge about Interior Design;
✓ Gain confidence working with different materials and fabrics;
✓ Ability to turn your ideas into harmonious beautiful designs ;
✓ Acquire techniques in lighting, mood setting and interior decorating;
✓ You’ll be mentored by a professional and experienced Interior Designer;
• Workstation/ laptop that can handle graphic software such as
Sketch Up (for students working on digital)
Upcoming commencement Dates:
October ’23; February ’24; June ’24
Mode of Study: PARTTIME
Christmas Break: Dec 24th 2023- Jan 6th 2024
Easter Break: 9th- 22nd April 2024
*Class schedules are subject to change during public holidays*
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- Introduction to Interior Design
- Decorating vs design and Developing our Client brief
- Different styles and moods
Learn about different materials, textures and the importance of colour. The different styles and mood each can create when combined together. We will be able to start creating ideas for a mood board for our client and project.
- Drawing a plan, Ergonomics & Furniture
Learn how to understand scale from architects drawings and how to draw a scaled plan and elevations and its architectural elements.
Students will be assisted to draw the outlines of plan and the room contents
- Perspective Drawing
Throughout these sessions we will translate what has been drawn on plan to 3d visuals by hand drawing perspective. We will tackle various techniques used and then have time to do practice.
- 3D Model Making / Sketchup
Learn how to create models from a plan. Understanding design in 3d aids for a better final result from a more realistic view point.
- Adding Functionality
Throughout this course we will also go into the importance of ergonomics
when planning out a room. The process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them.
- Different types of Lighting and best application techniques
During this part of the course we will deal with the ‘make-or-break’ of good design- Lighting. We will discuss the various types of lighting and how to best use each different type for different uses.
- Essentials – Finishes; upholstery, furniture and accessories
We will go through various furniture designers and their iconic pieces and styles. We will also cover different soft furnishings which will enhance and aid for a better finalized space.
We will work together to finalize all the plans, elevations, perspective drawing/s and mood board according to what we would have covered in previous lessons.
We will be able to share the finalized project as we would do to a client and exchange ideas between students and tutor.
- Presenting, sharing ideas and final critique
We will be able to share the finalised project as we would do to a client and exchange ideas between students and tutor.
Hybrid and/or Class-based
The ProfessionalSkills Design program is an MQF Level 5 Award (6 ECTS) titled ‘Award in Introduction to Interior Design’ by National Commission for Further & Higher Education. The Award certificate will be presented to delegates upon successful attendance of all modules and completion of relative assessment (Project). This continues to confirm the industry relevance of our programs.
Program funding options
GET QUALIFIED SCHEME
Students following the ‘Award in Interior Design’ study programme can apply for the Get Qualified Scheme which will enable them to benefit from a tax credit of 70% of the costs incurred (ie. €241.50 will be refunded back for this course).
The scheme offers assistance in the form of a training grant to aid participants with costs relating to training. Eligible candidates satisfying a list of criteria can benefit from a 75% rebate on direct training cost.