SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE COURSES

 
 
 
 
 

COLOUR APPLICATION AND LIGHTING DESIGN

 

Synopsis

This course is designed for Spatial Design executives/designers looking to use more effective contemporary colour applications and lighting practices to add value to their design products. The acquired skills will assist in developing a competitive edge through a more confident approach to using colour and lighting in interiors.

 

The program focuses on the use of colour and lighting in interior spatial design schemes.  Participants will learn how to introduce colour and lighting into a spatial design in a way that allows flexibility, experimentation and play. Useful guidelines are given to build confidence and encourage the freedom to find new-inspired applications and combinations. 

 

Participants will be introduced to the importance of lighting in an interior space and the various design possibilities and acquire the skills to build flexibility into their lighting services proposals. Participants will be able to gain knowledge of the effects of lighting and ambience creation and consider both the functional aspects as well as the aesthetic values. For colour applications, participants will investigate the history and the psychology of colour to discover how to use colour as their most potent and flexible contemporary element of Interior Spatial Design.

 

Particular emphasis is given to underlying design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation. 

 

Aim of the Course

 

To enable designers to understand the various strategies of colour application and lighting practices in interior spatial projects, thereby deploying these tools effectively and creatively to be a successful designer. 

 

Learning Objectives

Participants who successfully complete the program will be able to:

 

  1. Identify the physical, psychological, emotional, social and cultural responses to colour appropriate to interior design.

  2. Use appropriate colour theories to visually control and create illusions that help enhance or subdue residential interiors.

  3. Apply the properties and characteristics of colours taking into consideration the effects of natural and artificial lighting in a self identified residential interior design scheme.

  4. Understand the different types of lighting, their directional purposes and effect to the ambience of an interior space. 

  5. Learn how to use the properties of light and the orientation of a space to renovate a residential project.

  6. Learn how light affects colour, fabrics, surfaces and so many of the design decisions you need to make a successful interior.

  7. Learn about the properties of various forms of artificial light, and the technical and aesthetic possibilities of ambient, decorative and task lighting.

 

Duration of the Program          

 

6 sessions at 2.5 hrs per session

(Total of 15 hours)

 

Course Fees 

                  

Group class: $450.00 
 

* Receive S$50 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our Short Course. T&C apply. 

Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences

Minimum 6 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Exemption Unit

 

DID007-1 Colour Concepts for Design

 

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR HOME OWNERS

 

Synopsis

 

The course is designed for homeowners, property owners and individuals who want to pursue their interests in interior design, and for the general public to understand the aspects and language of interior design. The course will also be able to equip one with the necessary skills to put into paper their own design ideas, while being able to communicate and manage their contractors effectively.

 

The course will be divided into three parts to effectively fast-track participants into the design and technical aspects of interior design:

 

Part 1: Understanding the language and aspects of design

Participants will be introduced to various aspects of design: visual language of design, interior scale & proportion, the use of colours and various styles of interiors. At the end of this part of the course, participants will be able to understand how the various aspects of design are translated into layout plans, detail drawings and perspectives. Participants will effectively be able to read and understand a designer’s drawings and plans.

 

Part 2: Conveying your own design intention

Participants will be introduced to the basic tools of creating your own layout plans and mood boards, taking the first step to be your own designer for your property. Whether you are creating your own design or specifying the design ideals to your designer, participants will learn how to communicate the ideas effectively, this will ensure that the ideas are conveyed accurately and avoid miscommunication.

 

Part 3: Managing the construction process

Participants will be introduced to the technical aspects of materials selections and specification, types of interior furnishings, aspects of lighting and air-conditioning in an easy to understand way. This will ensure that participants know what are being built and supplied to the construction project. Participants will also learn what quality of workmanship is acceptable and what is not and lastly, be introduced to the process and timeline of construction so as to effectively co-manage the construction process.

 

Aim of the Course

 

This course will help participants to be a well-informed and knowledgeable home /property owner, who will not only be able to achieve the desired outcomes for their properties, it will also save time, money and hassle, and also avoid miscommunication in a construction project.

 

Learning Objectives

 

Participants who have successfully completed this program will be able to:

 

  • For Homeowners/property owners – be an informed client; know your designers’ language and be able to specify your design intentions that in order to achieve your dream home/property, and also ensuring you get what you are paying for. Homeowners can also be your own interior designers, eliminating the hassle of making your designer understand your mind and create your own designs instead.

  • For individuals who have an interest in interior design and looking for a career switch – the course serves as an introductory course to the professional world of Interior design.  Participants will be able to understanding the design and technical aspects of interior design and have a first hand experience of interior design, and in the process evaluate the possibilities and skills needed to purse the new career.

 

Duration of the Program          

 

6 sessions at 2.5 hrs per session

(Total of 15 hours)

 

Course Fees 

                  

Group class: $450.00 
 

Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences

Minimum 6 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Exemption Unit

 

DID008-1 Interior Design 1

SMALL SPACE DESIGN

 

Synopsis

 

This course is designed for Spatial Design managers/executives/designers, showroom decorators, display artists, furniture designers and suppliers, and real estate executives to understand and apply the various strategies and aspects of small space design.  

 

Latest statistics from the Authority and real estate companies showed that "shoebox" apartments - or units smaller than 50 sq m - made up 27 per cent of sales in the property market of Singapore in 2012, a new high since such units were made available in the market three years ago, according to analysts. As more and more units obatin their TOP in recent years, owners and designers are facing the challenges of adapting and designing these units to suit the new lifestyle of living in a small space. 

The program focuses on the use of various aspects of interior spatial design to achieve flexibility and versatility in small space design. The participants will learn how to use various strategies to turn passive spaces into active and usable space, and also to rethink traditional notions of spatial division and achieve multiple usages of small spaces in a way that allows flexibility, experimentation and play. Useful guidelines are given to build confidence and encourage the freedom to find new innovative solutions and applications through the following strategies:

 

  • Spatial Design to maximise small spaces

  • Lighting to create spaciousness

  • Furniture and fit-out for flexibility

  • The use of colour in small space

  • Structural Elements, small changes with big impact

 

Particular emphasis is given to underlying design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation for small space design.

 

The course will help owners, designers and real estate marketing executives to allay fears of usability of shoebox units and be able to achieve the desired lifestyle within limited spaces.

 

 

Aim of the Course

 

To equip participants with the skills, strategies and innovative design solutions for the design and planning of small spaces which will suit modern lifestyle. 

 

Learning Objectives

 

Participants who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Evaluate the spatial design of a shoebox apartment and identify potential spaces for active and multiple usages.

  • Apply a range of strategies and design solutions to achieve multiple usage of small spaces.

  • Able to understand the design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation for small space design.

  • Able to use lighting, furniture and fit-out, colours and structural changes as effective tools to enhance the design of small spaces.

 

Duration of the Program

 

6 sessions at 2.5hrs per session

(Total of 15 hours)

 

Course Fees 

                  

Group class: $450.00 
 

Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences

Minimum 6 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Exemption Unit

 

DID008-1 Interior Design 1

FURNITURE KNOWLEDGE

Synopsis

 

This course is designed for Spatial Design executives/designers looking to deepen their skills and experience within the furniture industry, and acquire the knowledge and skills to develop creative furniture design concepts. Issues pertaining to design and construction are taught as well as the process of planning, visualizing and realizing a furniture design.  The acquired skills will assist participants in developing a competitive edge through a more confident approach to designing furniture in interiors.

 

A variety of skills necessary in designing furniture and how to build flexibility into their design proposals are amongst the topics covered.  Emphasis will be on the importance of furniture design in an interior space and the various design possibilities available.

 

There will be theoretical studies on the principles of design styles and its effects on the human mind. These will be reinforced through research, observation and experimentation with particular emphasis on underlying design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation.  

 

Participants will be introduced to case studies of furniture designs of local and international designers, with particular reference to current influences on present furniture design and construction approaches.  Participants will also gain knowledge of methods for expressing furniture design concepts such as 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional sketching, and visualization of a conceptual idea manually and in CAD.

 

Aim Of The Course                  

 

To provide the student with a combination of creative insight, design world knowledge, technical skills, commercial reasoning, and human/cultural understanding to be successful furniture designer.

Learning Objectives

 

Participants who successfully complete this program will be able to:

 

  1. Use knowledge of form, function, materials, technology and market needs to design furniture that shows creative flair and innovation

  2. Gain confidence in generating appropriate furniture design concepts against challenging project briefs

  3. Produce and present furniture design solutions

  4. Manage the production of prototype sample of furniture design

  5. Achieve knowledge, skills and attitudes required to select objects, furniture and art to achieve the desired ambiance and function for a designed interior space

Duration of the Program                     

 

6 sessions at 2.5 hrs per session

(Total of 15 hours)

Course Fees 

                  

Group class: $450.00 
 

Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences

Minimum 6 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Exemption Unit

 

DID022-3 Furniture Design

DESIGN FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE

Synopsis

This course is designed for Spatial Design managers/executives/designers, showroom decorators, display artists, furniture designers and suppliers, and real estate executives to understand and apply the various strategies and aspects of commercial space design. 

Aim of the Course

To equip participant with the technical knowledge, skills, and strategies and innovative design solutions for the design and planning of commercial spaces which will suit the particular working style.

Learning Objectives

Participants who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Understand theoretical concepts, technical requirements, construction, quotation, and use of materials as applied to a commercial space design.

  2. Apply a range of strategies and design solutions to achieve multiple usage of commercial spaces.

  3. Able to use lighting, furniture and fit-out, colours and structural changes as effective tools to enhance the design of commercial spaces.  

 

 

Duration of the Program          

 

6 sessions at 2.5 hrs per session

(Total of 15 hours)

 

Course Fees 

                  

Group class: $450.00 
 

Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences

Minimum 6 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Exemption Unit

 

TBA

EXHIBITION DESIGN

 

Synopsis

 

This course is designed for Spatial Design executives/designers looking to specialize in planning, designing, fabricating, and installing interpretive exhibitions that encourage visitor's understanding, participation, and emotional engagement. The acquired skills will allow the participants to develop a competitive edge in related industries through a confident approach to exhibition design.

 

The program focuses on the design of three-dimensional communicative environments that sell a product or communicate a message of the exhibitor. Participants will learn how to manipulate space and structure, design graphics, storyboard multimedia and theatrical presentations to make it accessible to the required audience.

 

Participants will acquire the necessary skills through a hands-on design experience of a project.  The design project will allow the participant to integrate theory, professional studies, technology and skills with design to promote creativity, innovation and educational curiosity.  The core of the programme is its studio-based culture where students undertake project-based creative work involving a range of drawing, modelling, written and computer aided design skills to a high standard.

 

The objective of the project is to allow the student an opportunity to demonstrate the critical thinking ability with regards to building design requirement, the safety requirements, design functional, and aesthetic requirement in the exhibition space.  In addition, team development, presentation of an exhibition design proposal, and layout of a showcase with an interactive element will provide participants with opportunities to build exhibition planning and design skills.  

 

Particular emphasis is given to underlying design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation. 

 

 

Aim of the Course

 

To develop exhibition concepts and integrate graphic design within exacting spatial configurations and other considerations to produce effective exhibitions.

 

Students will learn how to incorporate graphics, projection, lighting and sound, among others, to deliver a coherent and integrated solution that collectively meets the objective(s) of the exhibitor.

 

The main focus is on the role of the exhibition designer to impart information, create atmosphere for effective merchandising, elevate consumer awareness, and create and express specific product identity.

 

Learning Objectives

 

Participants who successfully complete this program will be able to:

 

  • Ability to apply contemporary exhibition design practices to achieve a creative and innovative solution to meeting the requirements of an exhibition design brief.

  • Skills in team working, communication, and project management as applied to exhibition design

  • Ability to conceptualize presentations on contemporary exhibition design:

    • Communicating with the visitor

    • Communicating with the visitor

    • Roles of the objects

    • Various forms of Interactivity

  • Ability to consider various aspects of Exhibition Design and Development:

    • exhibit display and arrangements

    • lighting design

    • colour scheme

    • storylines

    • costing for the exhibition

Duration of the Program

 

6 sessions at 2.5 hrs per session

(Total of 15 hours)

Course Fees 

                  

Group class: $450.00 
 

Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences

Minimum 6 Students are required before Commencement of Classes.

Exemption Unit

 

DID023-3 Exhibition Design