For two years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fee Guideline: $5,840 + material costs (domestic students)
(International students: Please click here for fee information)
City Campus, Hamilton
The art of the Interior Designer is the ability to creatively combine inspired thinking and technical components to transform interior spaces to enhance lifestyles.
This is a practical course aimed at developing students' abilities in interior design from conceptual stages through to fully resolved interior proposals. You'll learn current industry skills from practicing interior designers and have access to the latest industry technology. You'll use manual and technical drawing as well as digital programmes to produce Colour and 3-dimensional sample boards. On some projects, you'll work collaboratively with actual clients on real projects.
A strong industry network is behind this programme, supporting students with materials and work experience opportunities. Guest speakers regularly provide inspiration and insight to current industry practice, as do on-site industry visits.
The work you do will be for real clients with most projects involving industry or community groups. Work experience is undertaken in your final year and can lead to full time employment.
During this two year full-time programme you will develop theoretical understanding and practical technical skills in
- Communication Strategies
- Interior Design Principals & processes
- Drawing for Interior Design
- Construction Design
- Spatial Design
- 2-D & 3-D CAD
- History of Design
- Advanced Presentation Strategies
- Business Practice for the Creative Industries
The Diploma in Interior Design (Level 6) may lead to employment in interior design firms, in architectural firms as a consultant, in construction dealing directly with clients or in self-employment as an Interior Designer.
- 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in each of 3 subjects or equivalent, or
- 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects (including English and/or Mathematics, Practical Art, Technology or Design) or equivalent, or
- Successfully completed the Certificate in Media Arts programme, or equivalent
Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme.
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in the written band.
Secondary School Students
If you want to experience interior design for a day? Talk to your STAR Coordinator or Careers Advisor and do a Wintec Taster in Interior Design.