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The Diploma in Interior Design is an eighteen months programme designed to further enhance the participant’s basic fundamentals of interior design for commercial purposes. Participants will learn the techniques to convey interior design ideas verbally and visually effectively. Hence, allowing participants to produce creative and pragmatic solutions for all interior design projects that consist of functional and purposeful usage.


This module comprises of two additional subjects namely, design calculation and costing and design practice management. These subjects will allow participants to have sufficient knowledge to meet the needs and demands of their client in the real design industry. In addition, participants will also be honed with design communication skills to enable them to present their ideas and proposal in a professional manner.


Aim of the course

This course is aimed to equip participants with the knowledge of design processes as well as conceptual thinking methodologies. Participants will also be prepared for their industry career. These are achieved through studio work, which involves design history, theory of colours, technical knowledge on building materials and technology, manual drafting and computer-aided drawing and 3D visualization software.


Learning objectives

Participants who complete the course successfully will be able to:

   1. Work as a junior interior designer

   2. Convey interior design ideas in a professional manner verbally and visually

   3. Present proposal to clients in a professional manner

   4. Produce creative solutions for interior design projects

   5. Arrange space and select finishing to enrich the lifestyle of customers

   6. Calculate design cost effectively

   7. Have a clear 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 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

  • Project Executive

  • Architectural Associate / Executive /

  • Retail Sales Promoter / Executive

  • Project Supervisor

  • Events Executive

  • Display Artist

  • High school leavers

  • Change of career individuals



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

  • Certificate 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."