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Interior Decorating and Design Principals Certificate

Overview

This course will give students an introduction to the principles used in non-structural Interior Decorating and Design principals. Interior Decorating and Design is the Art and Science of enhancing the interior of a building in order to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for those engaging in the space.  

 

The skills acquired will equip students with the relevant entrepreneurial foundations in order to work in the industry, apply the decorating and design principals in a practical manner, plan and manage projects and start their own business in this exciting field should they choose.

 

This course was developed by AIE in partnership with Greenside Design Center, leaders in the Interior Design industry.

 

Features and Benefits

 

  • Graduates will be introduced to the field of Interior Decoration and Design Principles in one combined skills packed program.
  • The programme integrates best practice software including AutoCAD and Autodesk Fusion which is viewed by industry as a critically advantageous skill. Training in these mentioned software could cost thousands of rands if done independently.
  
  • Creative and design tools by Adobe for graphic editing and presentation is based on industry leading software.

    

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality technology is incorporated into this program (Read more below)
  • Get access to the full software suites of Adobe (for 1 year) and Autodesk (for 3 years) with no limitations and restriction to any functionality, all included in the price.  

  • Scarce industry skills such as Project Management, accredited by PMI (Project Management International) and others was added to further employment success and skills application. 
  • Through our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning we deliver our programmes via flexible study method options including class-based sessions and blended learning for online student.  
  • For online students, we ensure that you are supported by technology and people throughout your academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.   
  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.  

 

 
 

This programme incorporates the use of Virtual Reality and may include topics such as Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality using your Goggles VR Headset, Introduction to the 3D Environment using Virtual Reality, Modelling for Virtual Reality, Preparing your 3D Data for Virtualization and Full Immersion, Design Validation through Virtual Reality, Presenting your data in Virtual Reality.

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Admission Requirements:

None

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusivly to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i5
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i7
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3500 Series i7

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15" laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. Featuring 10th generation Intel®

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display, 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz, 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive, DVD Drive (Reads /Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX230 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Home 64bit English, 1Y Collect and Return Service

R14 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks. Featuring 10th generation Intel® processors and an array of ports.

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display, 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz, 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX230 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R18 000.00 Learn More

Get serious with the high spec Latitude, Dell’s flagship hardware for high end graphics and processing.

8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 -8565U, 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display, 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX130 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills

 

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  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time  

     

    • 10 Months, (+/- 20 Hours of a week of class time)  
    • Learning is blended (combination of online & contact time)
    • All class based credits are achieved via your study duration at the academy, studio time and project based assignments.

     

    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.  

      

     

    Part Time & Online

     

    • Part Time = 10 Months, 1 x 3 Hours on 3 Hours on Campus session - Every 2nd Saturday @ 08:00)
    • Online = 10 Months, (1x 3 Hour Online session - 1 x Week @ 18:00)  
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.
  • Career Options

    Career opportunities for graduates of this degree have been identified in entry-level positions in: 

     

    • Interior Decorating
    • Furniture Design
    • Exhibition Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Space Planner
    • Kitchen Design & Shopfitting Designer
    • Rendering/Visualization Specialist
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On Campus only).   
    • Autodesk student licenses valid for three years. 
    • Adobe student license valid for 1 year. 
    • USB 64GB with all required software applications.  
    • Electronic Study Guides 
    • Stationary including:  
      • Copic Markers 
      • Derwent Artist pencils 
      • A3 Sketchpad
    • Comprehensive Learner Guides 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets
    • AIE VR Cardboard Goggles
     

    *Please note that the Adobe Licenses provided are for Windows OS only and does not extend to Mac. 

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What you get

This programme is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates and qualifications, 
both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.   

 

On completion the student will earn:   

 

  • Certificate in Interior Decorating and Design Principals

  • International Certificate: AutoCAD Essentials and Autodesk Fusion

  • Specialized Certificates: Certified in Project Management from Learnfast

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Online

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of an Interior Designer. 

 

Creative Critical Thinking

 


 

Business Communication for Designers

 


 

Essentials of Project Management

 


 

Design Elements and Principles

 


 

Design History and Theory

 


 

Design Process

 


 

Drawing and Design Presentation

 


 

Materials and Finishes

 


Design Application 

  • Graphic Manipulation (Photoshop Advanced)

  • Presentation Page Design & Layout Tools (Adobe InDesign)

 

  • Using CAD Software in 2D (AutoCAD Essentials)
  • Autodesk Fusion

 


 

Essentials of Project Management Module:

This course is accredited with Services SETA to the following unit standards: 

  • SAQA ID 120372: Explain Fundamentals of Project Management | NQF Level 4, 5 Credits 
  • SAQA ID 120379: Work as a project team member | NQF Level 4, 8 Credits

The person credited with these unit standards is able to begin operating in a project environment by understanding the terminology used and interpreting and explaining fundamental concepts of project management. These unit standards will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business.


 

Workplace Readiness Program

This module is designed to prepare learners for the workplace.

  • Compiling a Portfolio

  • Creating a Curriculum Vitae

  • Maintaining and Social Media Profile

  • Preparing for an interview

  • Registering on the AIE Recruitment Portal

  • Seeking Employment

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 05 February 2021
    11 February 2021
    Correspondence
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Full Time
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Part Time
  • 05 February 2021
    11 February 2021
    Full Time
  • 05 February 2021
    11 February 2021
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Full Time
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Part Time
  • 05 February 2021
    11 February 2021
    Full Time
  • 05 February 2021
    11 February 2021
    Part Time

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