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Interior Design & Management, B.Sc.

About

Our hands-on interior design programme focuses on interdisciplinary, integrative practice and sustainable, socially responsible design—along with giving you an international education.

A multidisciplinary approach to the design education of the individual is promoted to establish an understanding of the human experience in the environment. The program fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and professional responsibility within a diverse and collegial community of faculty and students. The CIM Distance Learning B.Sc Degree in Interior Design & Management has been developed to promote excellence through rigor of academics and to challenge the student body to explore, examine, deliberate, and solve those situations that affect the individual and the environment in physical, social, and psychological manners

As such, the programme provides students with a comprehensive set of skills to prepare for a career in the interior design. The course provides a strong grounding in key conceptual and technical aspects of spatial design, develops creative thinking, self-expression and a capacity for independent learning.

Career Prospects

An interior designer analyzes needs, integrates findings with knowledge of interior design, formulates design concepts, develops and presents design recommendations, prepares working drawings, collaborates with other licensed practitioners, prepares and administers contract documents and evaluates design solutions. Therefore what one does within the field of interior design depends on his /hers area of interest and design specialty .One may be employed by an interior design or architectural firm, a retail store, or a design division of a corporation or institution. One may decide to be self-employed and work out of his/hers own studio.

Aims

The aims of this distance learning programme is to equip the student with a well balanced mix of skills and knowledge of the theory and practice of the art of interior design & management. Subjects include a balanced mixture of specialist subjects in design and management. The programme is organised with self-directed study. The programme is made up of a series of subjects that build into the comprehensive discipline of interior design at both a two and three dimensional activity.

Distance Learning Programme Outline

Year I introduces creative thinking and generation of ideas. Subjects cover the areas of design concepts both at technical and aesthetic levels and architectural concepts to assist students to an understanding of space planning, appreciation of colours, materials and form in the management of the built environment. Basic subjects such as Business Organisation and Marketing complement students’ knowledge of the programme.

Year II prepares students to embrace a range of interior design models and assist them in evaluating and managing the environment of homes and interior spaces. The subjects of Consumer behaviour, Financial & Mgt. Accounting and Computer contribute to a special coverage of the programme.

Year III provides space for creativity and individual work and gives an outline of contemporary issues in spatial design. A personal project needs to be prepared of at least 7,000 words to include all knowledge and skills acquired by the student during his/her studies and demonstrate his grasp of the subject. Original work must definitely characterize the project. The subjects of International Marketing, Executive Skills and Public Relations fulfill the necessary requirements essential to this programme.

On completion of the programme the student will be able to

  • Apply essential notions, principles, theories and concepts in the design process.
  • Research appropriate material and analyze the structure and content of material through written and drawn documents.
  • Analyze and integrate information from various subject areas in a way that information becomes a creative interaction of data within both written presentations and design projects.
  • Analyze design and programmatic scenarios, develop methods of abstracting and conceptualizing notions and apply problem solving methods.
  • Create, review and critique both written assignments and project proposals. Be aware of how to utilize a critical thinking process as part of the project development process.
  • Use visual communication skills such as sketching, model making, workshop techniques, computer skills, drafting, photography, perspective drawing. Demonstrate competent use of written and oral communication skills
  • Prepare time management plans, organize information and apply a hierarchy structure to information in written and drawn work.
  • Rate and be in tune with current developments in the discipline to continue individual professional development.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Utilize and be guided by social, ethical, environmental, professional and cultural issues involved in the design field.

Commencement of Course

Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Materials and Methods
  • Auto Cad
  • Business Organisation
  • Marketing Management
  • Business English

Year 2

  • Basic Spatial Design
  • Building Construction Standards
  • Furniture and Furnishing
  • Financial and Mgt. Accounting
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Computers & Info. Systems

Year 3

  • Contemporary Issues in Spatial Design
  • Professional Practice and Portfolio
  • International Marketing Strategies
  • Executive Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Graduate Project on Interior Design

On successful completion of Year 1, the Diploma in Interior Design & Management (DIDEM) is awarded.

On successful completion of Year 2, the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design & Management (ADIDEM) is awarded.

Finally, upon successful completion of Year 3, the Bachelor in Interior Design & Management (BIDEM) is awarded.

Assessment

The Interior Design subjects are evaluated by individual assignments. Management subjects are evaluated with end of the year examinations.

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