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The certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques is a twelve months (12) programme designed for beginners who aspire to be a residential interior designer.


Participants will learn the techniques of residential design and the introduction to hospitality design. This will be achieved through modules such as sketching, design communication, design contextual studies, construction drawing, electrical and section drawing, scale reading, material technologies, computer aided design, digital imaging and colour concept for design.



Aim of the course

This course is aimed to help participants explore the development of design and processes of interior design. Participants will be introduced to concepts such as the seven design principles, space planning, colour concepts, design styles, materials, lighting and finishes.

Learning objectives

Participants who complete the course successfully will be able to:


  1. Have a basic knowledge of Interior design and the ability in presenting the idea

  2. Design comprehensive and compressed residential projects

  3. Understand the concepts of interior design and software application

  4. Identify customer’s needs in residential design

  5. Continue further into Diploma in Interior design to focus on commercial design projects

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)

Target Audience

  • Architectural Co-ordinator

  • Retail Sales Promoter / Executive

  • Project Supervisor

  • Events Executive

  • Retail / Exhibition Designer

  • Furniture Salesperson

  • Interior Salesperson

  • Display Artist

  • Career change Individuals

  • High School Leavers

  • Home Owners



Entry Requirements

- Minimum Age :

  • 16 years old

- Minimum Academic Requirements :

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

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

  • ITE/Higher NITEC Certificate Holders minimum 2.5GPA  

- 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)

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

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."