Interior Design online short course

Course starts: 2 February 2017
Registrations close: 27 January 2017
Course fees: R8,900
Course starts: 6 April 2017
Course fees: R8,900

Why this course?

Innovative design has come to characterise every aspect of contemporary life. Interior aesthetics, in particular, affect the way people live, feel, work and play. The need for creative commercial and living spaces has led to an increased demand for interior designers with a trained creative eye. As a profession, interior design demands a working knowledge of interior design theory, and the practical skills to take concepts and use them to create beautiful spaces. As a personal pursuit, people are paying more attention to the aesthetics of their private living spaces.


Course overview

This highly practical 10-week course provides you with a comprehensive overview of the field of interior design, as well as the core skills required to design and decorate interior spaces for personal or professional gain. Throughout the course, you’ll be able to practically apply your knowledge by creating 3D designs in SketchUp - a free industry-standard software package.

Is this course for you?

This interior design course is a great choice if you’re currently working in the industry, and looking to start your own business or wanting to pursue a new personal challenge. If you’re a self-made or aspiring interior designer and you want to set yourself apart in this competitive industry, this course will give you the practical skills to do so. This course will also be highly beneficial if you’re in a related field, like hospitality, property, events management, wedding planning, fashion design or furniture design.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Using SketchUp for interior design
  • Module 2 Introduction to interior design
  • Module 3 Drawing for interior design
  • Module 4 Surfaces and finishes
  • Module 5 Furniture specification and final detailing
  • Module 6 Colour
  • Module 7 Textiles and fabrics
  • Module 8 Natural and artificial lighting
  • Module 9 The business of interior design
  • Module 10 Client relations and visual presentation

Your success team

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Freelance Interior Designer

Kyle holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Interior Design from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He currently works as a freelance Interior Designer. Since finishing up with his studies, Kyle has worked on noteworthy projects that include namely the GetSmarter’s very own offices in Observatory; as well as the Yuppiechef offices in Lakeside.

Farrah higgs


Freelance Designer

Farrah studied Interior Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She currently works as a freelance designer and also owns and runs her own Event Design company based in Plettenberg Bay. Since completing her studies, she has done extensive travelling around the world, working mainly within the Service industry. The combination of her studies, experience, and knowledge in programs such as SketchUp, make up a wealth of insights that she will share with you on the course.

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