Diploma in Interior Design Studies (Exit Award)
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6, 240 2.0
Full-time for two years or part-time options available
Starts February (July intake subject to interest)
Mt Albert campus Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November
NZ$5878 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
Want to learn about interior design by engaging in studio practice? Explore and gain fundamental skills and knowledge of interior design in two years. Discover a range of digital and analogue drawing and modelling practices, investigate technologies that influence interior design, and examine the works of prominent national and international designers.
Interested in interior design? This programme gives you the chance to explore interior design and acquire fundamental skills and knowledge in only two years. As a diploma student, you’ll be enrolled in the Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Interior Design). At the end of your second year, you’ll have the option of exiting with the diploma qualification, or completing the degree. If you decide to study for the Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Interior Design) later down the track, you can re-join the third year at any stage. On completion of the diploma you might be able to find entry-level positions as a design assistant, or work in the retail sector.
You’ll explore the works of prominent national and international designers from interiors and allied disciplines. Learn a wide array of digital and analogue drawing and modelling practices, and find out about new and emergent technologies and their application within an interior design context.
Craft your interior design projects in some of the best-equipped workshop facilities for tertiary students in New Zealand. You’ll gain first-hand knowledge from guest lecturers, and be inspired by a great team of research-led academics who are engaged with innovation in many areas of interior design history, theory and studio.
All applicants must submit with their application a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability within their chosen major or within a variety of art, design or related media.
The portfolio should comprise 15-20 reproductions of their recent best work and may be submitted as colour photographs, digital files on CD or DVD (.jpegs must not be larger than one meg) or colour laser prints (no larger than A4). Applicants may be invited to an interview at the next stage of the selection process.
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Last edited: 20 June 2012