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An Introduction to Interior Design

 

Course overview

Interior design encompasses function, fashion, colour, light, materials and decoration. You are introduced to the key principles and language of interior design – from interpreting the brief to realising and communicating creative ideas. No previous knowledge is assumed and you are encouraged to explore a range of ideas, processes and methods while you complete a negotiated personal project.

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

Starts Thursday 21 January, Thursdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm.

This course will be delivered via weekly video group lectures on Microsoft Teams, online research and development, and independent study time. Tutor support will be available during the specified weekly times via Teams, email, and the University's online learning platform Blackboard.

You can study up to 30 credits at Winter University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restrictionDue to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16 at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

Where you study

This course is delivered online.

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Course details

What you study

Module Aims
- To develop an understanding of the key principles and contexts of interior design.
- To develop the knowledge and practical skills in design thinking and processes and methods in the development of design solutions.
- To learn the stages of a professional interior design project.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop their own personal project from a negotiated brief and present design schemes in a professional manner.
- To encourage a reflective approach to learning

Indicative Content
- Contexts of contemporary interior design.
- The creative process and concept development.
- Using colour, lighting, scale and materials.
- Exploring the using of space, planning and circulation.
- Project presentations and reflective summary.


How you are assessed

The module will be assessed through the development and presentation of your personal project (100%).

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone will allow you to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

All students should be competent in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Any skill level in Adobe Creative suite (InDesign & Photoshop) is desirable but not essential to the course - all students will have access to Adobe Creative suite for the duration of the course, but please note that this introductory course does not contain any sessions to teach how to use industry-standard software. Students will be expected to produce digital mood boards and project work via any of the above software packages. Access to a Pinterest account would be desirable.

Required equipment
Students should have full access to the following items:
- Microsoft Teams
- Tape Measure
- Paper/sketch book
- Pencil
- Standard ruler


International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

 
 

Part-time

2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Thursday 21 January, Thursdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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