Diploma in Retail Interior Design Detailed Course Structure

Interior Decorating for Retail Interior Designers

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– Furniture Styles and Movements
– Decorating Principles
– Design Elements
– Colour
– Pattern
– Lighting
– Insulation, Heating and Cooling
– Wall Finishes
– Ceilings
– Floor Finishes
– Window Treatments
– Upholstery
– Finishing Touches

Introduction to History of Art

– Establishing a Timeline
– Ancient Art
– Classical Art
– Modern Art

Basic Drawing for Retail Interior Designers

– Basic Terminology Used in Drawings
– Industry Layout for Technical Drawings
– Interpreting Building Plans and Elevations
– Understanding Scale and Proportion
– How to Draw a Page Border and Title Block
– Drawing a Rough Sketch
– How to Convert a Rough Sketch to Scale and Produce a Drawing to Scale

Project Management and Business Practice

– Creating a Client Brief
– Presentation Skills
– Product Procurement
– Project Scheduling and Time Management
– Understanding the Building Process
– Establishing a Project Budget
– Building your Own Business
– Basic Accounting Practice for Your Business

Building Construction

– Understanding Building Materials
– Understanding Elements of a Building
– Waterproofing
– Forces and Loads
– Importance of Energy Efficiency
– Ventilation
– Effects of Natural Elements on a Building
– Fire Protection

History of Retail Design and Retail Architecture

– Architecture Timelines
– Architectural Styles and Movements
– The Development of Retail Architecture
– Influential Hospitality Designers and Architects of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Introduction to Technical Drawing 

– Defining Technical Drawing
– Drawing Equipment and Instruments – Lines
– Architectural Script
– Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Drawings

Advanced Technical Drawing

– Types of Drawing Plans
– The Building Site
– Detailed Section Drawings
– Detailed Floor Plans
– Detailed Elevations

Retail Interior Design

– Understanding the Difference Between Interior Designers and Interior Decorators
– Understanding Ergonomics
– Designing Interiors For The Disabled
– Environmentally Responsible Interior Design
– Defining Retail Interior Design
– Health and Safety
– Shop Projects
– Franchise Projects
– Shopping Centre Projects

Presentation Drawing for Retail Interior Designers

– Introducing Perspective Drawing
– Rendering a Drawing
– One Point Perspective
– Two Point Perspective
– Three Point Perspective
– How to Draw an Interior in One Point Perspective

Google Sketch-Up

– Introduction and Setting Up
– Basic Tools and Icons
– Intermediate Tools and Icons – Furniture and Individual Pieces
– Advanced Tools and Icons
– Colours, Textures and Materials
– Making the Most of Sketch-Up

Interior Architecture

– Project 1 – One For the Girls
• Design the Ultimate Clothing Boutique For The Modern South African Woman
– Project 2 – I Never Thought Of That!
• Design an Innovative Movable Kiosk For a Cell Phone Network
– Project 3 – One For the Boys
• Design an Exhibition Stand For a Men’s Health Magazine
– Project 4 – Money Money Money
• Design an Amazing Central Walkway For a New Shopping Centre

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