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Course Information and Fees

AdvDip: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN ( Full Time) 1 year ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN (Part Time) 2 years advanced diploma

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN ( Full Time) 1 year ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN (Part Time) 2 years

AdvDip: (advanced diploma)

Students are encouraged to register with The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID), which is the professional body representing the Interior Design industry in South Africa. An Advanced Diploma graduate would aspire to register as a Professional Interior Designer, as soon as they have gained adequate work experience, as stipulated by the IID and satisfied the IID National Council of his/her professional competence. This blended model consists of:

  • four campus block weeks per year (part-time)
  • eight campus block weeks per year (full-time)
  • online synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • full-time /part-time / contract employment with an Interior Design professional is recommended

The integrated work-study blend is instrumental in offering supportive links with the Profession. It enables the students to obtain the IID recommended practical work experience, which supports them in registering as a Professional Interior Designer.

Part-Time 2 –Year programme

In Year 1 - students register for Interior Practice 4; Environment Design 4 and Interior Literacy 4.

In Year 2 – students register for Interior Design 4 and Interior Technology 4. (A student may repeat only one of the year 1 subjects in year 2.)

 

Full-Time 1 – Year programme

 

Students register for Interior Practice 4; Environment Design 4; Interior Literacy 4; Interior Design 4 and Interior Technology 4.


Career Information

The Senior Interior Designer is responsible for the design development and comprehensive detailing of joinery, as well as the technical interior construction drawings, issued for tender, as part of the developmental process. The main activities associated with this field are the interior design conceptual developmental drawings, detailing, presentation of drawings, occasional model making, site supervision and monitoring and liaison with clients, architects, engineers, municipalities, quantity surveyors and contractors.

Once the necessary experience has been gained, the Senior Interior Designer is able to competently and independently handle small to medium size work, in residential, corporate, hospitality and retail sectors.

Students are encouraged to register with The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID), which is the professional body representing the Interior Design industry in South Africa. An Advanced Diploma graduate would aspire to register as a Professional Interior Designer, as soon as they have gained adequate work experience, as stipulated by the IID and satisfied the IID National Council of his/her professional competence. The two years’ work experience, which is accommodated in the programme, makes it possible for graduates to record their industry monthly training records and obtain registration soon after graduation. The Advanced Diploma, Interior Design, blended model, consists of:

  • Campus block weeks per year
  • Online synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • full-time or contract employment with an Interior Design professional

The integrated work-study blend is instrumental in offering supportive links with the Profession. It enables the students to obtain, work experience during the course of their studies, which will allow for registration as a Professional Interior Designer, with The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID).

Graduates are capable of independently researching technological innovations, and developing a professional interior design and detailing proposals for multi-storey buildings. The competency of an interior designer would include the design and technical detailing, which respond to relevant and appropriate interior design solutions. Their skills will include the design and management of both the public and private sectors within the built environment.

Graduates should be registered as Candidate Interior Designers with the African Institute of Interior Design Professionals (IID), and can apply for registration as a Professional Interior Designer, one year after graduation, only if the recommended two-year work experience was obtained during the blended learning, Advanced Diploma study period.

Advanced Diploma graduates will be independent thinkers that can assimilate broad aspects of information, analyse complex problems and compile findings into coherent, relevant and appropriate interior design solutions. Graduates are socially responsive and are aware of environmental concerns, their work reflects an understanding of their responsibility in this regard. The qualifying learner will have the competence to apply creativity, problem-solving, specialised knowledge and management principles to the practical implementation of interior design solutions, through appropriate research.


Career Opportunities

The Candidate Senior Interior Designer is responsible for the application of technological working drawing package which accurately documents the design. The main activities associated with this field are the design development and production of drawings, detailing, presentation of drawings, model making, site supervision and monitoring and liaison with clients, engineers, municipalities, quantity surveyors and contractors.

Once the necessary experience has been gained, the Candidate Senior Interior Designer is able to competently handle small to medium size work independently. This would, for example, include retail, corporate, hospitality, public sector buildings or educational interior development.


Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

DURATION OF COURSE

Two years of part-time

MODE OF DELIVERY

This part-time programme is offered through block-release, in a blended format that involves online learning, on-campus blocks and work-based mentoring. Employment in interior design practice or architectural office is compulsory.

VENUE OF OFFERING

Media City


Syllabus and fees

Second Year



640 ZAR

Fourth Year



640 ZAR

Fifth Year



640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Jenny Penfold
Telephone: +27 +21 +460 3243
Fax: +27 +21 +460 3686
Email: penfoldj@ctech.ac.za

Contact: Shamiela Saiet
Telephone: 021 440 2225
Fax: -
Email: archid@cput.ac.za

Contact: Thandiswa Madadasana
Telephone: 021 440 2237
Fax: -
Email: madadasanat@cput.ac.za

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

 

Disclaimer

This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.