The Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques is a twelve (12) month foundation programme designed for anyone who aspires to be an interior designer.

The course focuses on residential design with an introduction to commercial design, and encompasses sketching, design communication, design contextual studies, construction drawing, electrical and section drawing, scale reading, material technologies and appropriate colour concepts.

The course consists of two semesters which concentrate respectively on residential design and an introduction to hospitality design. Upon completion of this foundation Certificate course, those wishing to learn more about the commercial aspects of design can proceed to the Diploma course in Interior Design.

Aim of the course

​This course will enable participants to explore the development and processes of interior design — introducing the participants to concepts such as the seven design principles, together with essential design skills such as space planning, colour concepts, design styles, materials, lighting and finishes. The course will enable participants to help their customers identify their needs, by completing a residential design project and applying their knowledge of domestic safety. Upon completion, participants will be able to create a comprehensive residential design project.

Learning objectives​

Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  1. Use a basic knowledge of Interior Design and have the ability to present a design concept for a residential scale project.
  2. Utilise the principles of interior design and associated computer software applications.
  3. Design a comprehensive residential project.
  4. Design a basic hotel room interior.
  5. Qualify for the Diploma course in Interior Design and advance into commercial design projects.

Programme Duration

12 Months.

Programme Details

​The programme consists of 2 Semester and each semester duration is 6 months.

Delivery Mode​

Lectures, tutorials, studio work and course work.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 16 Students are required before commencement of classes.

Semester 1

  • Design Communication 1
  • Design Studio 1
  • Construction 1
  • Digital Imaging 1
  • Computer Aided Design 1
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Colour Concept for Design
  • Interior Design 1 (Residential​

Semester 2

  • Design Communication 2
  • Design Studio 2
  • Construction 2
  • Digital Imaging 2
  • Design Contextual Studies
  • Material Technologies
  • Building Services & Lighting Practices
  • Interior Design 2 (Hospitality)

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each Semester, students will be provided the project Brief and the submission checklist. This course have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Minimum Age

16 years old

Minimum Academic Requirements

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credit with a Pass in English, OR
  • 4 GCE ‘N’ Level credit with a Pass in English, OR
  • ITE/Higher NITEC Certificate Holders minimum 2.5GPA, OR
  • Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques

​Language Proficiency Requirement :​

  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 in English language, or equivalent OR
  • GCE ‘N’ Level – C5 in English language, or equivalent OR
  • Minimum IELTS (Academic) overall band 5; with no individual band – below 6.0 OR
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) 500
    (Test results achieved within the year preceding application)
  • International Student – Completed Senior High School or equivalent

* Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be required to sit for an entrance test.

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S$2100.00 per semester​

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Step 1: Complete Application and Pre-Admission counselling Forms

​Please call the school for appointment

​Step 2: Provide Supporting Documents

  • Photocopy of NRIC/ Passport
  • Copies of Transcripts and Certificates
  • 2 Passport Sized Colour Photograph

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.

Step 3: Send Us Your Application (Email/Walk-in)

Please send your application documents and proof of application fee payment to us.

we accept applications via email and walk-in.

Student Testimonials

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I am a lawyer by profession, but I have a strong passion for architecture and building related designs. I started my journey in design with INSPIRATION and the experience was nothing short of amazing. Students were guided and closely mentored by seasoned industry practitioners, who as lecturers take particular pride in ensuring that students master strong design fundamentals and technical skills (including software skills) to be industry ready upon completion of studies. The school demonstrated its commitment to provide holistic and quality design education. The school showed exceptional care for the professional development of students by its strong support for students’ academic advancements, career placements and internships, and industrial training experience by way of arranging for industry site and trade fair visits and learning events with design councils. There is strong encouragement for students to actively participate in design competitions both locally and internationally. After studying design with INSPIRATION, I proceeded with my journey as a design writer and am setting up a design blog.

sharon-chengSharon Cheng, Malaysia

The Advanced Diploma in Interior Design course at Inspiration Design International School is comprehensive and the lecturers are very hands-on and knowledgeable, as the majority of them have worked or is currently working in the trade.

Having graduated from INSPIRATION with a good portfolio, I was accepted to Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore to study a BA Honors in Interior Design. I believe that the foundation laid by INSPIRATION sent me on my way to achieving my goals.

I wish all who enrolled to study at Inspiration Design International School great success in their endeavours.

Desire Gaunt, South Africa

Choosing Inspiration Design International School for my education to become a designer was the best thing I’ve ever done. Inspiration prepared and trained me to be ready for the design industry. Not only were we taught the principles of design and the logic within the design, we were also motivated and inspired to push ourselves to another level.

Although I had only a seven-month study at Inspiration, recognition was given for the quality of my work, such that I was granted a one and a half year exemption from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, where I went to pursue my three-year bachelor’s degree. This is why Inspiration Design International School is the best choice I’ve ever made in my life.

Krystle Hanifah, Indonesia

My journey with Inspiration Design International School started out as a first for me in the interior design industry. I have been in the fashion industry for the last 17 years and design is always something I really enjoyed.

I decided to study at INSPIRATION as the class timings are very convenient. There is a good atmosphere around the school and the teachers are very helpful. Moreover, I made a lot of friends too. INSPIRATION has been a great life journey that I will always cherish.

paulina-mariaPaulina Maria, Poland

Inspiration Design International School is a school that will help you to exercise your freedom of designing. This helped me a lot in being more productive and understanding the flexibility of designing.

I took up the Interior Space Planning & Perspective Drawing short courses, and that made me more confident in pursuing Interior Design. I am an architecture student in Philippines, and now I can say that I can be a good designer after what INSPIRATION has taught me during my course of study.

geraldyn-pabalateGeraldyn Pabalate, Indonesia

I am from Myanmar and I have been working in Singapore for the past six years as a work permit holder. I have always wanted to upgrade my career which is why I chose to study with INSPIRATION. I took up the 18 months Diploma In Interior Design course because I have deep interest in interior design and I wish to pursue my career in a design firm.

Upon completion of my Diploma, I was introduced to a new company by INSPIRATION and my work pass was upgraded to an S-Pass. Aside from that, I am also very thankful that my new company is sponsoring my Advanced Diploma in Interior Design for me to learn even more in-depth about Interior Design. None of these would have been possible if I had not taken the first step in pursuing my studies with Inspiration Design International School.

Toe Naing Win, Myanmar
I enrolled with Inspiration Design International School in October 2015 for the Advanced Diploma In Interior Design course, and I definitely made the right choice. The lessons provided by INSPIRATION allows me to learn the proper techniques for a future design career. Classes here are fun and interesting which allows us to have a lot of discussion among students and lecturers.

​Lecturers here are professional with prior experience in the design industry which gives us the advantage when they share their knowledge and past experiences. I foresee my two years’ journey with INSPIRATION to be even more interesting, inspiring and fruitful in my goal to be a successful designer.

John Yong, Malaysia

Being professionally trained as an Accountant, the decision to return to school to pursue my passion in interior design as a career wasn’t an easy one. However, after commencing my lessons with INSPIRATION, I am confident my decision is right and I am inspired to strive towards establishing myself as an innovative, professional and sought-after interior designer.

INSPIRATION provided me with the opportunity to pursue a quality, formal education in interior design and is particularly appealing with its industry-relevant curriculum and realistic project-based learning. Coupled with the approachable management team / lecturers who readily provided guidance and imparted knowledge, I believe I will be able to build up strong design fundamentals during my time with INSPIRATION and become professionally ready with presentable portfolios as the course progresses.

Chong Yen Ling, Singapore

I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from Inspiration Design International School in the year 2011.

I thank Inspiration for giving me the chance to pursue my dreams despite my ‘O’ Levels Certificate results.

Throughout my 2 years at INSPIRATION, I gained a lot of knowledge. Inspiration’s teaching methods were realistic and prepared us well for the professional world. After graduating, I worked for my internship company for 2 years and am thankful for the opportunity to do that.

Now I am moving on to another level by pursuing my BA(Hons) in Interior Design with Middlesex University, London, UK. I am thankful to INSPIRATION for bringing me this far.

rachel-yapRachel Yap, Singapore

I enrolled in Inspiration Design International School as I was looking for a part-time Diploma in Interior Design. After only three semesters in INSPIRATION, I can say that the course content is relevant and class schedule is not that hectic. I also continued another six months to further enhance my interior design knowledge by taking up the Advanced Diploma In Interior Design.

The school is very understanding to students with work commitments, and the lecturers are ever willing to help and share their knowledge. They are always challenging our thinking and imagination, allowing us to come up with better creations.”

I am also thankful that at this age, I have already achieved my dream of owning an interior design company.

Jack Hung, Singapore