Diploma in Interior Design
The Sketch Book of Interior Design
Kickstart your course with an overview of the meaning behind interior design. In this lesson, you will discover the communication tools and tricks that designers use daily, an outline of what you can expect as an interior designer, as well as learn basic design terminology. You will then work your way through sketching and the critical elements you need to look out for when putting pen to paper.
This lesson delves into what a floor plan is and why it is the building block to any project. You will learn about space planning, as well as how to read a floor plan and its value in the interior design industry. Be prepared to get technical as you learn to draw up your very own floor plans by hand.
Design Section in Elevation
Discover the what, how, and why of sections and elevations. You will begin this lesson by looking into how to mock-up detailed drawings, focusing on the tools and computer programs needed. This lesson is sure to leave your inner technical geek wanting more.
Principles of Design
In this lesson, you will learn to differentiate between the 7 Principles of Design (contrast, space, balance, emphasis, pattern, repetition, movement). You will also begin to understand ergonomics and how humans interact in one’s space.
A View in Perspective
What are perspective drawings and how do you read them? In this lesson, you will be introduced to Sketch-Up, and begin to create your own 3-dimensional sketches.
Getting to Grips with Style
In this lesson, you will begin to develop your own interior design style, looking at various design influences from Contempo and industrial to urban, modern, and retro, etc. This lesson will also touch on the effects of plagiarism and its importance.
Let's Get Colouring
The use of colour has a big physiological impact on space. In this lesson, you will unpack the importance of colour in design, and how to use colour effectively. You will also create your own colour wheel before moving onto the topic of rendering.
It's All in the Timeline
Module one wraps up with an overview and example of the typical timeline a design project generally follows. You will also be given an overview of all the people that you may encounter in your interior design journey. This lesson will expertly guide you into module two.