Diploma Interior Design

KLC School of Design

Program Description

Diploma Interior Design

KLC School of Design

Next start date: 4 January 2016 - 18 November 2016

Fee: £24,500.00 inc VAT

The validated Diploma Interior Design is an in depth, career orientated course designed to be accessible and inspirational with the emphasis on providing a sound practical knowledge of the subject combined with all the key skills needed for a career in the design profession. Emphasis is placed on developing the creative potential of every student and the course provides a life enhancing opportunity to combine creativity with a strong interest in interior design. There are two start dates for this course in January and September and an annual graduation ceremony for all students in July.

QAA checks how UK universities, colleges and other providers maintain the standard of their higher education provision.

The Diploma Interior Design is validated by the University of Brighton. The University of Brighton has long been established as a centre of excellence for art and design and KLC is very proud of the association.

The carefully constructed modular programme is built around a series of challenging and varied design projects with extensive tutorial support in WiFi enabled studios. Students are gradually introduced to new skills and information and the project work provides regular opportunities to put these into practice in order to build up confidence and ability as the course progresses. These projects will form the basis of a graduate portfolio of increasingly ambitious project work to demonstrate professional competence and the capacity to translate and resolve the needs and aspirations of a client.

Entry Requirements

No previous art or design experience is necessary. Normally the entry standard is a degree, but mature students with sufficient prior learning experience are particularly encouraged. Students without a degree who have undertaken short term courses, internships or work experience are required to write a report on their participation in the course or workplace, and provide a reference from their tutor / employer. Any non degree holding students that are accepted onto this course will be required to complete the Diploma Preparatory Course.

Numbers are strictly limited and the first step is to arrange an interview the purpose of which is to provide applicants an opportunity to visit the school and learn about the course in detail and for the interviewer to assess the applicant's academic ability, motivation, performance under pressure and the reason for undertaking the training. English language ability must also be competent and a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System or its equivalent is required.

NOTE: The interview is the first step in the formal application process for KLC's career orientated courses. Before coming in applicants should check that they are able to study full time, have the funding available, are of sufficient age and have the required language ability. To arrange to come in and see the school or to set up an interview for this course, please contact Admissions on 020 7376 3377 or email.

Computers

Students are required to have a PC laptop computer for this course, and the Adobe Creative Suite. However, students are not required to buy the software until they start the course and, once enrolled, they will qualify for a student discount on the software. Computers will be used for producing presentational material, for CAD (computer aided design) and presentation software training, and general written work and important information is often communicated by email. For this reason, students should ensure that they are familiar with the general operation and use of computers (for example, they should be able to confidently create, amend, save and distribute documents, and use email) before starting their course. In order to create a consistent and more efficient learning experience for students, KLC has recently taken the decision to conduct all software training on our courses using the Windows based versions of the programs, therefore students on all courses must have a PC laptop running the Windows operating system. Full details of the expected level of ability will be provided at interview.

Study Option: Diploma Interior Design - Blended Learning

Next start date: 07 Sept 2015 - 07 Dec 2017

Places Available

Fee: £15,750.00 inc VAT

The Blended Learning course starts in January and September and combines the structured programme of an onsite course with the flexibility of studying from home. It also provides an opportunity to achieve KLC's prestigious validated Diploma qualification in just over two years and still manage part-time work and/or family commitments. Collaboration with fellow students is encouraged throughout the course and students meet with their class at KLC's studios and online on a regular basis throughout the seven terms. Each class graduates as a unit and, along with students from the full time Diploma courses, attend KLC's graduation ceremony which takes place each July.

The carefully constructed modular programme is built around a series of challenging and varied design projects with extensive tutorial support. Students are gradually introduced to new skills and information and the project work provides regular opportunities to put these into practice in order to build up confidence and ability as the course progresses. These projects will form the basis of a graduate portfolio of increasingly ambitious project work to demonstrate professional competence and the capacity to translate and resolve the needs and aspirations of a client.

Duration:

2 years (plus 1 term) through a combination of courses at the school and online learning (a minimum of 20-25 hours study at home per week on average)

Entry Requirements

QAA checks how UK universities, colleges and other providers maintain the standard of their higher education provision.

The Diploma Interior Design is validated by the University of Brighton. The University of Brighton has long been established as a centre of excellence for art and design and KLC is very proud of the association.

No previous art or design experience is necessary. Normally the entry standard is a degree, but mature students with sufficient prior learning experience are particularly encouraged. Students without a degree who have undertaken short-term courses, internships or work experience are required to write a report on their participation in the course or workplace, and provide a reference from their tutor / employer. Any non-degree holding students that are accepted onto this course will be required to complete the Diploma Preparatory Course.

Numbers are strictly limited and the first step is to arrange an interview the purpose of which is to provide applicants an opportunity to visit the school and learn about the course in detail and for the interviewer to assess the applicant's academic ability, motivation, performance under pressure and the reasons for undertaking the training. English language ability must also be competent and a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System www.ielts.org or its equivalent is required.

NOTE: The interview is the first step in the formal application process for KLC's career orientated courses. Before coming in applicants should check that they are able to study for up to 25 hours per week, have the funding available, are of sufficient age and have the required language ability. To arrange to come and see the school or to set up an interview for this course, please contact Admissions on 020 7376 3377 or email.

Overseas applicants can arrange to have the interview by telephone although a follow up meeting prior to the course date and copies of relevant documentation will be required.

Computers

Students are required to have a PC laptop computer for this course (the minimum specification for computer equipment is regularly updated and is available from the Flexible Learning Department). CAD software is provided free of charge as part of the course materials, and optional tuition in Photoshop and InDesign is also included. In order to participate in Photoshop and InDesign training, students will need to download these software packages. It is usually possible to download a free trial of software for these sessions (as long as students have not previously taken advantage of a free trial) however, to support ongoing professional needs, many students choose to purchase the Adobe Creative Suite as it is available at a considerable discount once they have enrolled.

Email is regularly used as a means of communication and because of the unique online support and teaching that is part of the Blended Learning course, students must have good everyday computer skills (for example, they should be able to confidently create, amend, save and distribute Microsoft Office documents and files, and use mouse or keyboard). For this reason, students must ensure that they are familiar with the general operation and use of computers before starting on the course. In order to create a consistent and more efficient learning experience for students, KLC has recently taken the decision to conduct all software training using the Windows based versions of the programs, therefore students on all courses must have a PC laptop running the Windows operating system.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 17, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 12, 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
24,500 GBP
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 12, 2016
Place
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 23, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 24,500 GBP
Videos

Graduation Video 2014