Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in South Africa

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Bachelor degrees from accredited colleges and universities can be important stepping-stones toward a successful career.The most common type of undergraduate program is a bachelor's degree, usually awarded after four years of successful study

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Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. [+]

Best Bachelors in Interior Design in South Africa 2017. Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. They can develop concepts and produce digital technical drawings. Graduates are able to create interior design solutions for clients in the retail, hospitality, domestic, exhibition, services, corporate, and specialist industries. Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and print portfolio submissions in 2nd and 3rd year Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of the relevant Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through understanding specially developed briefs meeting specific client needs or wants. The study of functionality of a given space assists in creative solutions to problem solving for interior design spaces. Design challenges are adapted to cover all specialised areas of interior design such as: hospitality design; residential design; corporate design; retail design; furniture design; speciality design and services design. Applying theory to practice through an introduction into basic technical drawing conventions, construction techniques, site analysis and measurements, tracked and recorded site visits, technical services, lighting, electrical and plumbing requirements and how to communicate through drawings and specifications. This study includes an understanding of built environment terminologies used within interior design, a basic knowledge of the theory of materials, including their properties and the manufacturing process of the products, an introduction to national building regulations with reference to SANS 10400 and an introduction to Furniture design Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through an introduction to AutoCAD Basics, 3DsMax, Photoshop Rendering and Revit Modelling. Developing an understanding of the business of design through the awareness of project management process methodologies, plotting and lifecycle, feasibility studies, scope of work management, breakdown structures and time management. Practical applications of procurement schedule, resource planning, project cost management, human resource allocation and management as well as a basic introduction to law and contract management will be covered. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature interior design style by expanding on research and concept development skills focusing on design solutions and execution. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation and concept design both for competition briefs and allocated briefs. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by exercising design development, financial feasibility, construction methods and choice as well as character and study of material types and building systems. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software such as 3D Max and 3D Advanced Modelling focussing on more advanced rendering techniques as well as further enhancing Revit skills. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of design degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]

Bachelor ​in Interior Design

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Interior Designers engage with a range of interior spaces to create innovative spatial solutions with a thorough knowledge of building technology, materials and human environment needs. [+]

Bachelor ​Interior Design Interior Designers engage with a range of interior spaces to create innovative spatial solutions with a thorough knowledge of building technology, materials and human environment needs. The Department of Interior Design offers an undergraduate Bachelor Degree and a fourth year Bachelor of Technology Degree in Interior Design. Career Opportunities Graduates are qualified for interior design careers in: Retail interiors Restaurants Hotels and the entertainment industry Office complexes Exhibition stands Domestic interiors Admission Requirements for the BA (Interior Design) (B8BA6Q) Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score Attendance of an entrance assessment once the application form has been processed Submission of a portfolio with ten pieces of work, to be presented at the entrance assessment Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) Recommended subjects include Art and Mathematics. Average Point Score (APS) A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme. The Life Orientation score is divided by 2 when calculating the total APS. Min APS 23 With Mathematics 24 With Maths Lit Languages Language of teaching and learning* 4 (50 – 59%) Other recognised language** 4 (50 – 59%) Mathematics Maths:4 (50 – 59%)OR Maths Lit: 5(60-69%) Other requirements submission of a specified portfolio M-score This scoring system is used if the applicant completed school prior to 2008 or A/O levels. A minimum M-score of 12 is required to apply for the programme. Symbols - A B C D E Points​ Higher Grade 5 4 3 2 1 Points​ Standard Grade 4 3 2 1 0 Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the BA (Interior Design) Degree will be invited to attend an entrance assessment and to submit a prescribed portfolio. Selection Criteria Applicants are selected by means of an entrance assessment consisting of an interview, a written component, a practical assessment testing two- and three-dimensional skills and the submission of a portfolio. Applicants must bring the portfolio and the following to the entrance assessment: Pen, pencils, eraser, metal-edged ruler, cutting knife for cardboard, tube of clear Bostik glue, two sheets of A2 cartridge drawing paper and one sheet of lightweight A1 triplex mounting board (cardboard). Passport photograph, money for refreshments, the prescribed portfolio, as described below. Portfolio Requirements A portfolio of at least ten pieces of work is required The work should ideally include examples of drawings, paintings or design Applicants are encouraged to take photographs of any completed original art or design work that cannot be presented in their portfolios. Photographs should be presented in printed format during the entrance assessment. NB: Submission of a portfolio must only take place once you have officially applied to the university and have been invited by the faculty to participate in the selection process. Contact Details Department of Interior Design Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture [FADA] University of Johannesburg Aukland Park Bunting Road Campus Johannesburg FADA Information Centre 011 559 1115/ 1098 | or BTech Honours Interior Design Having obtained this qualification, students will be competent to apply creativity, problem-solving, specialised knowledge and management principles to the practical implementation of interior design, based on appropriate individual research and analysis. Admission requirements A National Diploma or BA Interior Design or an equivalent Interior Design qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Selection criteria Selection is based on the submission of a portfolio and an academic record and/or relevant work experience. An average mark of 60% for all third-year modules is recommended. Curriculum MODULE Interior Design Technology 4 Interior Design 4 Professional Interior Design Practice 4 Theory of Research and Design 4 Programme structure Nature of programme: Contact teaching year-course programme. The programme is offered both full-time and part-time. Minimum duration: One year full time and two years part-time. All modules are compulsory. Number of modules per year: 4 year-modules (full time) 2 year-modules (part time). [-]