Raffles College of Higher Education (Diploma in Interior Design)
About the Course
DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN
Raffles aim to rise to the challenges and accept that different eras will demand different values, skills, behaviours and competencies from all of us. As a higher education provider, we strive to lead in the development of creativity, design and management expertise to contribute to the development of society.
In an increasingly competitive, residential and technological environment, designers have never played such a central and important role in re-defining an ever-changing ‘creative’ environment.
The objectives of the Diploma in Interior Design programme is to develop the students basic technical knowledge, creative skills and analytical ability that will enhance their competence in their chosen fields, taking into account the ever changing global environment. The students must learn to be flexible and sensitive to the changes in the current trends in modern business organization and management needs of the industry. They will develop individual strategies, and learn the intricacies of leadership and teamwork necessary in designing residential Interior spaces. The programme will introduce new ideas and practices and encourage them to think about the purposes of interior design in contemporary society.
The interior design students are made aware of the challenges in a frequently changing working environment. They accept that different eras will demand different values, skills, behaviors and competencies. Subsequently, students are encouraged to continuously upgrade and remain competitively relevant with the tools they have learned. The programme focus on many design activities aptly applied in practices and draws its strength from the way functional blocks of interior space planning are integrated to facilitate the consideration of different approaches to achieve optimum solutions.
Development of the student professional acumen to participate in the small scale and residential fields of interior projects is the ultimate objective of the programme. The key factor of the programme is the inclination toward applied practice. The students are expected to be able to appreciate the process of space planning and design. Also to be able to constructively contribute towards organizational success and personal growth.
The overall emphasis of the Programme is to provide the students with “hands-on” knowledge. The classroom environment is traded for real world experience. This multi-faceted programme includes project preparation, presenting relevant solutions, and acquiring professional skills and experience. Following graduation, students can make use of their design skills they have developed and work as an interior draftsman on to a successful career.