This course is designed for Spatial Design managers/executives/designers, showroom decorators, display artists, furniture designers and suppliers, and real estate executives, to enable them to understand and apply the various strategies and aspects of small space design.
The latest statistics from real estate companies showed that “shoebox” apartments – units smaller than 50 sq m – made up 27 percent of sales in the property market of Singapore in 2012: a new high since such units were only made available to the market three years ago. As more and more units have obtained their TOP in recent years, owners and designers are facing the challenges of adapting to and designing these units to suit the new lifestyle of living in a small space.
This course focuses on the use of various aspects of interior spatial design to achieve flexibility and versatility in small space design. The participants will learn how to use various strategies to turn passive spaces into active and usable space. They will also learn how to re-think traditional notions of spatial division and achieve multiple usages for small spaces in a way that allows flexibility and experimentation. Useful guidelines are provided that build confidence and encourage the freedom to find new innovative solutions and applications through the following strategies:
- Spatial Design to maximise small spaces
- Lighting to create spaciousness
- Furniture and fit-out for flexibility
- The use of colour in small spaces
- Structural Elements – small changes with big impact
Particular emphasis is given to underlying design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation for small space design.
The course will help owners, designers and real estate marketing executives allay their fears about the usability of ‘shoebox’ units and demonstrate how they can achieve the desired lifestyle within a limited space.
Aim of the Course
To equip participants with the skills, strategies and innovative design solutions for the design and planning of small spaces that will suit today’s modern lifestyle.
The course will help owners, designers and real estate marketing executives to allay fears of usability of small areas and become competent in achieving the desired lifestyle within limited spaces.
Participants who successfully complete the program will be able to:
- Evaluate the spatial design of small spaces and identify potential spaces for active and multiple usages.
- Apply a range of strategies and design solutions to achieve flexibility in small spaces.
- Understand the design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences, and areas for innovation in small space design.
- Use lighting, furniture and fit-out, colours and structural changes as effective tools to enhance the design of small spaces.
- Use design communication skills for effective presentation to clients and co-workers.
Duration of the Program
6 sessions at 2.5 hrs per session (Total of 15 hours).
Minimum Number of Students Before a class Commences
Minimum 6 students are required before the commencement of Classes.
DID008-1 Interior Design 1
Facilitation Resources and Aids Needed
Participants are advised to bring along with them:
- Stationeries include an A4 Notebook with Pens.
- Laptop with software download advised by the school course administer before the commencement of course.
Neat Casual wear (e.g. collar t-shirt, sweater, long trousers or jeans, sports shoes, etc.)
Group Class: S$450.00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.