Certificate in Interior Design & Decorative Techniques



The Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques is a twelve (12) month foundation programme designed for anyone who aspires to be an interior designer.


The course focuses on residential design with an introduction to commercial design, and encompasses sketching, design communication, design contextual studies, construction drawing, electrical and section drawing, scale reading, material technologies and appropriate colour concepts.


The course consists of two semesters which concentrate respectively on residential design and an introduction to hospitality design. Upon completion of this foundation Certificate course, those wishing to learn more about the commercial aspects of design can proceed to the Diploma course in Interior Design.

Aim of the course

​This course will enable participants to explore the development and processes of interior design — introducing the participants to concepts such as the seven design principles, together with essential design skills such as space planning, colour concepts, design styles, materials, lighting and finishes. The course will enable participants to help their customers identify their needs, by completing a residential design project and applying their knowledge of domestic safety. Upon completion, participants will be able to create a comprehensive residential design project.

Learning objectives

Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to:


  1. Use a basic knowledge of Interior Design and have the ability to present a design concept for a residential scale project.

  2. Utilise the principles of interior design and associated computer software applications.

  3. Design a comprehensive residential project.

  4. Design a basic hotel room interior.

  5. Qualify for the Diploma course in Interior Design and advance into commercial design projects.




Programme Duration

Twelve (12) Months.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 2 Semester and each semester duration is 6 months.

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)

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

12 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."