Advanced Diploma in Interior Design




The Advanced Diploma in Interior Design is an incremental six (6) months programme that extends the Diploma In Interior Design Course, and aims to instil participants with a sense of professionalism in design practices. Participants of this programme will be challenged with complex commercial design projects, and a series of critique sessions that implant strong design-solving skills at every stage of a project – from initial concept through to completion.


In addition to the ability to apply a more philosophical design skills and knowledge, participants will be introduced to additional subjects relating to Environmental Design and Professional Design Practices. These will develop the participants to become well-rounded practitioners with a repertoire of versatile techniques not only in Interior aspects of design, but also in environmental strategies, corresponding with the sustainable needs of the current design world.

Aim of the course

Participants will acquire a well-rounded knowledge appropriate for professional practitioners in the design industry, and with the capability to lead a team of designers. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be equipped with a range of practical skills that will enable them to interact effectively with all levels of professionals in the field of interior design, such as working with contractors, meeting customers’ demands and requests, as well as completing costings and budgeting analysis. In summary, our participants will be fully equipped to run any project from initial concept through to completion.

Learning objectives

Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  1. Lead a team of designers.

  2. Identify, appreciate and practice the co-related design principles of form and space, colour and light, as well as materials and finishes, in projects of any complexity.

  3. Practice strong design problem-solving skills.

  4. Gain a sound understanding of building regulations, specifications and construction techniques, and stay abreast of changes in these regulations.

  5. Practice as a well-rounded designer with knowledge of environmental strategies and building technologies.

  6. Apply a comprehensive range of essential professional design practices for handling projects from conception through to completion.




Programme Duration

Six (6) months

(being an incremental period that extends the 18-month Diploma Course to a total of 24 months.)

Programme Structure


Semester 1

  • Design Communication 1

  • Design Studio 1

  • Construction 1

  • Digital Imaging 1

  • Computer Aided Design 1

  • Design Fundamentals

  • Colour Concept for Design

  • Interior Design 1 (Residential)

Semester 2

  • Design Communication 2

  • Design Studio 2

  • Construction 2

  • Digital Imaging 2

  • Design Contextual Studies

  • Material Technologies

  • Building Services & Lighting Practices

  • Interior Design 2 (Hospitality)

Semester 3

  • Design Communication 3

  • Design Studio 3

  • Construction 3

  • Design Calculation & Costing

  • Computer Aided Design 3

  • Design Practice Management

  • Interior Design 3 (Commercial)

Semester 4

  • Design Communication 4

  • Design Studio 4

  • Building Technologies

  • Advanced Computer Aided Design

  • Professional Design Practice

  • Interior Design 4 (Commercial)

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each Semester, students will be provided the project Brief and the submission checklist. This course have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.



Course Duration

Six (6) months

(being an incremental period that extends the 18-month Diploma Course to a total of 24 months.)

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials,  studio work and course work.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 16 Students are required before commencement of classes.



Minimum Age :

  • 16 years old

Minimum Academic Requirements :

  • 3 GCE 'O' Level credit with a Pass in English OR

  • 4 GCE 'N' Level credit with a Pass in English OR

  • ITE/Higher NITEC Certificate Holders minimum 2.5GPA OR

  • Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques

Language Proficiency Requirement :

  • GCE 'O' Level - C6 in English language, or equivalent OR

  • GCE 'N' Level - C5 in English language, or equivalent OR

  • Minimum IELTS (Academic) overall band 5; with no individual band - below 6.0 OR

  • TOEFL (Paper-based) 500

      (Test results achieved within the year preceding application)

  • International Student - Completed Senior High School or equivalent

* Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be required to sit for an entrance test.




Step 1: Complete Application and Pre-Admission counselling Forms

  • Please call the school for appointment

Step 2: Provide Supporting Documents

  • Photocopy of NRIC/ Passport

  • Copies of Transcripts and Certificates

  • 2 Passport Sized Colour Photograph

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. 

if documents are not in English, official translations must be included.

Step 3: Send Us Your Application (Email/Walk-in)


Please send your application documents and proof of application fee payment to us.

we accept applications via email and walk-in.







"I am a lawyer by profession, but I have a strong passion for architecture and building related designs. I started my journey in design with INSPIRATION and the experience was nothing short of amazing. Students were guided and closely mentored by seasoned industry practitioners, who as lecturers take particular pride in ensuring that students master strong design fundamentals and technical skills (including software skills) to be industry ready upon completion of studies. 


The school demonstrated its commitment to provide holistic and quality design education. The school showed exceptional care for the professional development of students by its strong support for students' academic advancements, career placements and internships, and industrial training experience by way of arranging for industry site and trade fair visits and learning events with design councils. There is strong encouragement for students to actively participate in design competitions both locally and internationally. 


After studying design with INSPIRATION, I proceeded with my journey as a design writer and am setting up a design blog."