Certificate Interior Design

KLC School of Design

Program Description

Certificate Interior Design

KLC School of Design

Certificate Interior Design

Qualification: KLC Certificate Interior Design

Duration: 11 weeks

Study Method: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm; Approximately 15 hour’s homework per week

Location: KLC Studios, Chelsea Harbour

Dates: 11 January 2016 - 24 March 2016

Price: £8,600. Enrolment fee of £1,700, with remaining balance due 8 weeks before the course start date

Visa: Visiting student visa

Overview:

This intensive course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and necessary skills required for entry into the interior design industry. The course is also an excellent foundation for further study and affords an ideal opportunity for anyone working within the industry who is seeking to further their career or broaden their understanding of the fundamentals of interior design.

The certificate course introduces students to the essentials of good design and decoration with an emphasis on putting into practice knowledge learned through a series of workshops, course work, independent research and three residential design projects.

Successful completion of the course, combined with appropriate work experience, should enable students to forge a professional career in the interior design industry.

There may be opportunities to work within an interior design practice or in a showroom specialising in materials, finishes or furniture. After obtaining appropriate experience, graduates may opt to work as freelance or independent designers, operating on a project basis for residential buildings. Alternatively they may specialise in decorating show houses or flats for property developers. In recent years it has proved a popular option for architects wishing to focus on interiors. Other career options include interior styling, property refurbishment, or perhaps using skills acquired to enter into journalism.

Entry requirements:

  • Age 18+
  • IELTS score of 6.5 or above
  • No previous art or design experience necessary
  • Successful interview

Course includes:

  • Residential interior design training
  • CAD SketchUp & Vectorworks training
  • Equipment pack
  • Careers service
  • Alumni association membership

Course Details

The course introduces students to the methodology and process of design to include taking the client brief, design analysis and development through to design implementation and evaluation. A particularly inspirational part of the curriculum focuses on conceptual work and accessing creativity. Students are given an appreciation of how colour, texture and pattern work together and how to apply this knowledge with confidence to create attractive decorative schemes.

In keeping with the practical KLC approach, emphasis is also placed on technical understanding to include spatial awareness and analysis with consideration for traffic flow, ergonomics, lighting and the specific requirements relating to kitchen and bathroom design. An appreciation of history of styles helps to inform students' own design work while sessions on environmental issues, design trends and inspirational talks from professional interior designers are similarly influential.

Students also learn about the production of technical drawings, freehand sketches, rendered visuals and presentation boards to illustrate design decisions and decorative schemes and effective verbal presentation skills are also encouraged.

In addition students are also given an overview of the legal and regulatory environment along with an understanding of the day to day administrative procedures involved in running a professional design practice.

Students also learn basic CAD through SketchUp and Vectorworks and the production of technical drawings, freehand sketches, rendered visuals and presentation boards to illustrate design decisions and decorative schemes.

The course is delivered full time over eleven weeks or part time, two days a week over three terms, each of ten weeks. The courses are based at KLC's studios at Chelsea Harbour and each day is from 10.00am-4.00pm although students also have to undertake a considerable amount of work outside these hours to complete assignments, course and project work and to undertake independent study.

Illustrated talks by leading experts, projects and workshops under the guidance of practising professionals and visits to showrooms specialising in lighting and kitchen and bathroom design and to the V&A Museum are all included in the syllabus.

Careers

An excellent foundation for further study the KLC Certificate Interior Design also provides a broad range of career opportunities whether a graduate is building on existing industry experience or starting out in their career. There may be opportunities to work within an interior design practice or in a showroom specialising in materials, finishes or furniture. After obtaining appropriate experience, graduates may opt to work as freelance or independent designers, operating on a project basis for residential buildings. Alternatively they may specialise in decorating show houses or flats for property developers. In recent years it has proved a popular option for architects wishing to focus on interiors. Other career options include interior styling, property refurbishment, or perhaps using skills acquired to enter into journalism.

Students on the course are eligible to join as a Friend of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), giving the opportunity to attend talks and networking events. On graduation, students can progress to a Provisional Associate Member.

Whatever career path students choose to follow, career advice from the KLC careers team is available to help graduates make a successful transition from course to workplace. Through our active job register they can be kept informed of employment opportunities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 8, 2016
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11 weeks
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8,600 GBP
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