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Online Interior Design - Professional Diploma Course
You can enrol and start studying AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. Depending on the time we receive your enrolment, you could begin studying the very same day. At the latest, you'll have access to your course materials the next working day.
FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS: You can enrol for one course Unit at a time, for one one year at a time, or for the full Diploma Course (three years). There are also several opportunities to study Units simultaneously or in any order.
This professional course includes tutorial supervision: for each Unit you will be assigned a tutor who will provide feedback and advice as required, and will grade all of your assignments.
This is the right option for you if wish to be trained to a professional standard - you can graduate in three years or less.
This professional interior design course trains you to know, understand and put into practice the essentials of professional interior design.
The personal nature of the training is particularly helpful, and your studies with our fully illustrated instruction study materials will be highly enjoyable.
The Diploma Course comprises ten individual Units: see the detailed list of subjects.
The Diploma Course materials are presented as separate pdf files for each lesson and test, which are downloaded and viewed as you progress through the course. You are able, if you wish, to download all pdfs for an entire online Unit as soon as you have access to that Unit. Answers to tests are uploaded using standard file formats: doc, pdf, jpg, ppt or zip.
On registration for a Unit or block of Units we will assign you a tutor and grant you to access that Unit or block of Units online using our dedicated VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Click here, or the picture above, for a full-sized a screenshot of the VLE.
Note the pdf symbols next to the Course Orientation, Unit Specification, and Lesson and Test headings, and the link to enable you to submit tests to your tutor. In the foreground is a pop-up window showing a page from the Lesson pdf, in this case Lesson C2 from the Colour Unit introducing the Munsell System of Colour Notation. (Pop-ups must be enabled in order for you to use the VLE.)
To assist you in your studies, every assignment throughout the course is accompanied by a "model answer" in downloadable pdf format. These model answers are actual tests completed by former Diploma Course students and are included to give valuable pointers to the content and standard expected by your tutor for any particular test.
Your success in the Professional Diploma Course in Interior Design will be measured partly by continuous assessment of your work during the course and partly by the Final Test. This will evaluate your achievement over the whole course. We don't anticipate that you'll memorize all the material you read in our courses. Interior design work doesn't depend on how much information you can cram into your memory, but on whether you can apply the principles involved in any future design. Nor do we believe that interior design is a subject in which a student should be examined behind the closed doors of an examination room.
We want to simulate as far as possible the conditions under which a designer will work, so the Final Test is based on design projects which will be carried out under office conditions (in your own office or your home used as an office) and will then be submitted to Rhodec representing the client. In this way you'll be gaining practical experience of how work is carried out in a professional design studio, and any problems you encounter in running an office can be unravelled with our help.
See the educational objectives of this course.
We appreciate that you may have many questions about our course, and with this in mind we have prepared an extensive FAQ.
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