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BA Honours Degree: Interior Design

SAQA ID: 118946, 120 Credits, NQF 8

The BA Honours Interior Design qualification caters for the education and training of Senior Interior Designers as designated by the South African Institute of Interior Design Professions (IID). The IID has reserved the title of ‘Senior Interior Designer’ for someone who has completed four years of tertiary study. As an Interior Design Honours degree, the purpose of this programme is to consolidate and deepen the student’s expertise in Interior Design, to develop research capacity and the application of the discipline’s methodologies and techniques in terms of theory and practice. The programme is focused on preparing students for both academic and design leadership by focusing on individuality, independence and complexity..

 

 

Features and Benefits

  • Learn critical industry-required skills plus the industry-standard software suite including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign with a 1-year student license. 

       

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • Access to on-campus HP Latex 115 Large format printer and printing press.

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  • Showcase of student work at our annual design showcase and annual Date Night where potential industry partners are invited. 

  • Access to local and international student award entries

  • Industry exposure from top industry key players

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to The Greenside Design Center.

  • Access to our on-campus specialised labs. This programme incorporates our MakersLab and VRLab

 

  • Specialized LabMakersLab
  • Specialized LabVRLab

The MakersLab gives students the chance to see their designs, ideas and innovations become a reality.

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An interactive space that helps students explore the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the visualizing and presentation of data.

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Admission Requirements

GDC Students who have completed their Degree will need 65% average and 65% in CS in the relevant field of study.

Students from other institution need to go to through an RPL process to assess their level of previous learning.

 

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. GDC, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to GDC students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 16GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 32GB

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H(12M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 54Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • Full Time, Contact Learning (Hybrid), 12 Months, 120 credits
    • Full Time, Online Learning,12 Months, 120 credits
    • Classes from Monday to Friday, +- 20 hours/week

     

    Part-Time 

    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, min 12 Months, Max 24 Months, 120 credits
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selective Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Kitchen Design
    • Draughtsman
    • Furniture Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Exhibition Design
    • Art Director
    • Set Design
    • Housing Development Design
    • Interior Architectural Plans
    • Domestic Designer - Housing
    • Shop Fitting Design
    • Restaurant and Bar Design
    • Retail Designer
    • Conference Centres
    • Hotel, Lodge and Casino Design 
    • Interior Lighting Specialist Designer
    • Interior rendering specialist
    • Visual merchandiser
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What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates
and qualifications,  both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.

 

On completion the student will earn: 

  • NQF level 8 BA Honours Degree In Interior Design

Additionaly you also get

  • Portfolio of Evidence (worldclass)
  • Access to all Adobe Software
  • Access to All Microsoft software
  • Access to Large-Format Printers
  • Industry exposure by means of guest lectures, live briefs, date night, end-of-year exhibition
  • Competitions: Loeries, Pendoring, Adobe Achievers, PPC Imaginarium 
  • International exposure by means of possible student exchanges, International Verifiers and Board members of Cumulus PADI , IFI, Ico-D (See accreditations page)

 

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

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Full Time - Contact/Hybrid
Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Module One:

  • Minor Design Module - Students develop a design concept through an understanding of context, site, end user and available technology and construction methods. Where possible in terms of timing and educational value, local and/or international competitions will be set as projects.

 


 

Module Two:

  • Major Design Module - Students are expected to question, develop and address the nature and characteristics of a complex design problem and to establish the functional, contextual, visual and technological basis for a design response. Students produce substantial design solutions that are resolved, technically sound, sustainable, and responsible. 

 


 

Module Three:

  • Critical Studies research paper - Students are required to present and finalise a research paper (long essay) of approximately six thousand words. The research topics and areas of study will be driven through individual student research interests as they apply to their specific design orientations and in consultation with Critical studies lecturers.

 

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 11 July 2022
    Late Registration In Progress
    18 July 2022
    Full Time, Contact
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Full Time, Contact
  • 11 July 2022
    Late Registration In Progress
    18 July 2022
    Full Time, Online
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Full Time, Online
  • 11 July 2022
    Late Registration In Progress
    18 July 2022
    Part Time, Online
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Part Time, Online

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