Materials and Finishes in Interior Design – Online Short Course

R12500,00

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to available products, materials, finishes and accessories within the Interior Decorating Industry.

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PROGRAMME STATS

DURATION

9 Weeks

TIME ALLOCATION

7/8 hours per week

IID CPD POINTS

2

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

None

LANGUAGE

English

COST

R12 500

Intake 2 Starts

26 April

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Materials and finishes are the cornerstone of any successful interior. Selecting them requires knowledge and skill, not only about the materials themselves, but also how to present them to a client and discuss them in the industry.

This 9-week online short course on materials and finishes in interior design and decorating ensures that you will have the expert knowledge and skill to discuss, specify, showcase, and utilize a variety of materials in your designs. This course is the perfect resource for interior designers and decorators in the industry, newcomers to interiors, and students of design.

The course begins with a guide to specifying finishes and creating sample boards and moves on to elaborating on wall, floor and ceiling materials and finishes. The course also covers the intricacies of fabric and delves into bathroom and kitchen materials and finishes. The content then concludes with costing and sourcing of materials and understanding industry involvement.

If you are passionate about the built environment around you and want to know more about how you interact with any surface you encounter, then this course is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of essential decorative and functional materials used in the industry.

Embark on your journey into the ever-expanding world of materials and finishes and see how each material you implement creates a textural and inviting experience.

Earn 2.0 category 1 CPD points through The African Institute of Interior Design Professions, enriching your professional profile.

MODULE BREAKDOWN

Welcome and introduction to the course

Sample boards, spec’ing finishes

Wall finishes

Floor & ceiling finishes

Accessories, plants & pictures

Fabric

Kitchens

Bathrooms

Industry application & involvement and communication with contractors & sourcing, costing & budgeting

Wrap up & conclusion

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

This course is aimed at those that wish to know more about the world of materials and finishes in decorating and design and get to grips with the specifications and tools used in the industry. Whether you are an interior designer or decorator already in the industry and want to learn more about new or familiar materials or someone who is renovating an interior and would like to understand which materials to use and how to communicate with the industry, this course is for you.

The course caters for those who wish to study online while they are still working or studying. The 9-week format ensures that you get to grips with the carefully curated content week-by-week in an environment where you are guided and supported by industry experts.

If you are seeking a course with flexibility, the number of hours allocated to each module and the freedom to choose when you review the content, allows you to plan your 9 weeks to suit you and your lifestyle.

The course does not have any entry requirements or requires you have any prior knowledge about decorating, so is perfect for beginners, but is in-depth enough to enrich the knowledge of those already in the industry.

This course is for you if you are passionate about the materials and finishes around you – where they come from, how they are used and how to specify them in the industry. Contact us if you want to find out more about how this course is structured and if it is for you.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

1

Uncover a comprehensive skill set that spans the intricacies of interior design and decoration, crafting captivating presentation boards adorned with carefully curated images and samples.
2

Seamlessly navigate the vast realm of wall finishes, making astute selections that align with design objectives.
3

Develop a nuanced understanding of the attributes of floor and ceiling materials, enabling precision in design execution.
4

Proficiently specify a spectrum of elements, from decorating accessories and fabrics to kitchens and bathrooms, while honing the expertise to source technology, materials, furnishings, and finishes with finesse.
5

Embrace a holistic perspective, delving into the critical realms of lead times, delivery logistics, installation intricacies, and cost considerations.
6

Elevate your insights through a profound exploration of research methods, culminating in the adept documentation of finishes that lend a distinctive touch to your design endeavors.

VISI MASTERCLASS

Join us as we learn through this dynamic, special edition masterclass led by Steve Smith, Editor-in-Chief of the renowned VISI Magazine, as he chats with leading Industry Expert Clinton Savage, a specialist in the Interior Design field.

You’ll learn the latest in material selection, decorating and industry insider information. You will also gain some expert tips and tricks in this interview to ensure your future career in interior design and decorator is a success.

MEET YOUR LECTURERS

JAIMIE CORBISHLEY

Course coordinator

With a passion for education, Jaimie has her P.G. Dip in Higher Education along with other qualifications including interior design. She has been a lecturer since 2007 and has been in the interior design industry for several years. She enjoys enriching minds and inspiring students and loves seeing the spark in student’s eyes when the penny drops. Her dedication to nurturing students and providing quality education can be seen in the care and attention she gives to each student.

CHER VAN DER MESCHT

Lecturer

Cher joined BHC in 2022 as a lecturer. She teaches on both the Interior Decorating full-time programme and the Interior design full-time programme. Her favourite thing about being a lecturer is nurturing the students and watching their confidence grow. Cher has qualifications in interior design and decorating, which extend to a Bachelor of Environmental Design. Cher is passionate about interior decorating and design and owns her owns Interior design and decorating business, Styl'd by Cher, that focuses on residential design and decorating.

DONNA WILLS

Lecturer

Donna has been involved in tertiary education in the design industry since 2014 and is a specialist lecturer at BHC. Mentoring students is her passion and she enjoys watching them succeed in the industry. Her B.Tech in Interior Design has propelled her career in interior design and formed a base from which she has excelled in the industry. Donna has been working as an interior designer for close on 20 years and her company, 8a Creative, is a showcase for her talent and passion. She has a portfolio of work ranging from national corporate and retail roll outs, to smaller, boutique clients, with each job carefully detailed and creatively brought to life.

CHARMAINE BLAINE

Industry specialist lecturer

With 24 years of retail experience and 7 years working for Hertex, Charmaine's passion for teaching students about fabrics is contagious. She believes that it is important for anyone entering the industry to understand how the fabric industry works and be equipped with the right knowledge and skills when entering the world of fabrics.

BENEFITS & DISCOUNTS

Enroll in this course and receive a 20% discount for the Deckle Edge online store when you purchase the recommended stationary kit.

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