Subjects to be Studied in our Online Interior Design Diploma Course

Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD1
Materials
UNIT DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Course orientation; General approach; Sample boards; The elements and principles of design; Natural materials - stone, wood, slate etc; Synthetic materials - brick, glass, plastics, etc; Applied materials - wallpapers, paints, murals etc; Soft furnishings - textiles, carpets, curtains etc; Properties and suitability of materials; Collecting samples; Cataloguing and storage of samples, brochures etc; Dealing with suppliers and manufacturers; Measuring Rooms and Estimating Materials Quantities; Sketchbook studies.
10 Tests : M1 - M10
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD2
A History of Interior Design
UNIT DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Advice on Planning and Writing Your Essays; Introduction and Survey of Early Historical Styles; From Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages; A Golden Age: Interiors of the Renaissance; The Age of Exuberance: European Baroque; The Aristocratic Age: Rococo and Contemporary Styles; The Neo-Classical Interior; Towards Stylistic Variety: from Empire and Regency to the Romantic Period and Historicism; 19th Century Reforms and the Art Nouveau; The Modern Age; Sketchbook studies.
8 Tests : HD1 - HD8
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD3
Drafting for the Interior Designer
UNIT DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Materials and their use; Drawing practice; Ink drawing; Scale drawing; Orthographic, Axonometric, Isometric and Oblique projection; Lettering - origin, Roman, free-hand and stencil lettering; Drawing office practice for representing details on drawings; Presentation drawing; One- and Two-Point Perspective drawing; An Introduction to CAD (Computer-Aided Design); Sketchbook studies.
8 Tests : D1 - D8
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD4
Design
UNIT DURATION: 3 MONTHS

Creativity; The Design Process; Spatial Relationships (organisation of two dimensional space, organisation of three dimensional space); Natural Form (observations of surface patterns and textures); Construction and Proportion; The Golden Section; Fibonacci Series; Light and Optical Illusion; Bauhaus; Illuminated Space Studies; The Scheme; Sketchbook studies.
5 Tests : De 1 - De 5
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD5
Colour
UNIT DURATION: 3 MONTHS

The nature of colour; Primaries including Additive, Subtractive and Medials; Secondary and tertiary colour; The natural order of colour; Discordant colour; Watercolour equipment; Gouache; Colour notation; The Munsell System; Comparisons; Colour Standards; Pastel tints and shades; Colour mixing to graded scales; Neutral grey; Hues and tones; The use of pencil crayon to modify gouache; Colour harmony; Psychology of colour; Colour rendering; Textures and reflections; Basic schemes; Colour and safety in industry; Colour for non-residential applications; Period colour; Introduction to other colouring media; Practical applications; Planning a colour scheme; Techniques and interiors; Sketchbook studies.
6 Tests : C1 - C6
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD6
Furniture and Fittings, Part One
UNIT DURATION: 3 MONTHS

Planning rooms; Presenting your ideas; Space in the home; Heating; Kitchens and bathrooms; Universal Design (Designing for Special Needs); Accessories; Antiques; Lighting; Window treatments; Sketchbook studies.

6 Tests : FF1 - FF6
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD7
Furniture and Fittings, Part Two
UNIT DURATION: 3 MONTHS

Furniture materials; Building materials; Metals; Timber; Plastics; Upholstery; Anthropometrics and ergonomics; Design 'Off The Top Of Your Head'; Sketchbook studies.

7 Tests : FF7 - FF13
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD8
Construction of Interiors
UNIT DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Basic Principles; Foundations and External Walls; Windows and External Doors; Roofs; Floors and Ceilings; Partitions; Stairs; Environmental Services; Structural Materials; Surfaces; A Building Survey and Measured Drawings; Sketchbook studies.

11 Tests : Con 1 - Con 11
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD9
Professional Practice
UNIT DURATION: 2 MONTHS

First Requirements; Setting Up Your Own Business; Managing Projects; Attending Exhibitions and Obtaining Discounts; Sketchbook studies.


3 Tests - PP1 - PP3
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Online Interior Design Diploma Course Unit RD10
Final Test
UNIT DURATION: 6 MONTHS

A major project that requires you to put into practice the skills which have been acquired over the course to produce a Portfolio of drawn and written work to professional standards in answer to a number of design questions. When the whole course and this Final Test have been satisfactorily completed your Diploma will be forwarded in due course.
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