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The Advanced Diploma in Interior Design is a twenty four (24) months programme that will equip students with an ability to apply relevant design knowledge in a way that will enable them to gain entry into the professional design industry. Students will learn to solve small and large-scale design problems, gain a sound understanding of building regulations, specifications and construction techniques, and appreciate the design principles of form and space, colour and light, as well as materials and finishes.



Aim of the course

Students will learn practical skills such as working with all levels of professionals in the field, leading a team of designers, working with contractors, meeting customers’ demands and requests, as well as costings and budgeting.

Learning objectives

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Lead a team of designers.

  • Learn to identify and appreciate the design principles of form and space, colour and light, as well as materials and finishes.

  • To be able to solve small and large-scale design problems.

  • To be able to gain sound understanding of building regulations, specifications and construction techniques.

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 4

Design Communication 4

Design Studio 4
Building Technologies
Advanced Computer Aided Design

Professional Design Practice

Interior Design 4 (Commercial)

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)

Target Audience

  • Interior Designer / Senior Interior Designer

  • Project Executive

  • Architectural Associate / Executive / Designer

  • Senior Architectural Co-ordinator

  • Retail Sales Promoter / Executive

  • Project Supervisor

  • Events Executive

  • Retail / Exhibition Designer

  • Furniture Sales Designer

  • Interior Architectural Designer

  • Landscape Designer

  • Showroom Designer

  • Display Artist



Entry Requirements


- 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

  • Diploma in Interior Design 

- 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 one year preceding application)

Teacher-Student Ratio


Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 16 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Student Testimonial



"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."