Super Specialisation in Interior Design
Super Specialisation Program First Year
Students will study the importance of Fabrics in interior design and how to choose fabrics and other woven material for an interior space. Emphasis will be laid on understanding the various types of fibres and woven and non-woven fabrics used in interior design and their manufacturing process. At the end of the course the students will have a thorough knowledge of the variety and usage if the fabrics available for interior design.
Furniture Design Studio
This course is designed to explore the designing, production and usage of furniture in an interior space. Students will learn to appreciate furniture as functional art and will also study the history and evolution of furniture by doing various projects.
Media Communication for Interior Design
In this subject emergent new media design methods will be examined in a broad context of evolving cultural, technological, sociological and scientific developments. Students will have the opportunity to develop collective and personal communication skills to convey complex ideas in the built environment and apply methods for crafting the message, presentation techniques and personal Web communication. The course will address marketing and public relations for design firms as an extension of the designer’s voice.
Inspiration and Concept Development
Interior design does not exist in a vacuum, but is embodied in the historical agenda of its time. In Concept & Style Studio, we will explore the catalysts of style and design throughout particular periods of design history and their influences through readings, discussions, slide lectures, and design projects. Projects dealing with residential, hospitality, and retail environments as well as the purely conceptual, will deal with stylistic and influential issues and solutions and will draw on precedents of style for inspiration.
Super Specialisation Program Second Year
Light and Space Design
This course introduces students to the art and technology of lighting and explores the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. Students will learn to analyse interior lighting installations, select appropriate light fixtures and prepare a lighting plan for various interior spaces.
Sustainability and Interior Design
The design community, along with society as a whole, has become aware that a new, more bio-friendly approach to design must be taken if we are to stop polluting our earth, wasting energy and resources, and jeopardizing our own health and that of other species. Design firms are therefore being looked to for expertise in these areas and educated designers must be conversant with both the design strategies and building technologies associated with environmentally responsible structures and spaces. This studio course is designed to acquaint students with the implementation strategies for such design, through a series of lectures case studies, and projects.
Studio for Exhibition Design
In this course students will attain the professional skills needed to create experiences that engage, educate and entertain audiences, and to assume the responsibilities of storytellers, communicators and visitor advocates.
Window Display and Visual Merchandising
In this course the students will gain a basic understanding of the field of visual merchandising and display through studying the various elements that comprise the discipline. Those elements include colour, composition, lighting, store interiors and exteriors, window construction, mannequins, fixtures and graphics and signage.