Interior Design – Pathway

Standard Benchmarks: QAHE Benchmark for Art & Design


Duration: 6 Months (2 Terms)

The course provides students with the basic skills and technical knowledge to start a career in Interior Design. The focus at this level is on learning the basic skills of drawing, design principles, materials, construction, and the basic principles of design essential for a creative interior designer.

The students are expected to design simple space planning and to produce presentation drawings to represent the integration of forms, space, and functions in relation to the human environment.


  • Interior Design Principles and Theory
  • Freehand Drawing
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Computer Graphic Skills
  • Interior Colour Application
  • Creativity and Concept Development
  • Presentation Drawing 1
  • Cultural Studies
Advanced Diploma

Duration: 18 Months (6  Terms)

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the interior design industry. It encompasses the study of both Interior Architecture & Design content within the built environment, while focusing on the human interface within given spaces.

The emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer aided drafting and the history of design. Students are expected to provide design solutions to a wide variety of complex real-life space problems.


  • Presentation Drawing 2
  • Design Studio 1 – Residential
  • 3D Computer-Aided- Drawing/REVIT
  • Building Technology and Construction
  • Design Studio 2 – Retail
  • Construction Studies 1
  • Computer Rendering and Animation
  • Furniture History and Application
  • Interior Material and Finishes
  • Environmental Lighting
  • Design Studio 3 – Office
  • Construction Studies 2
  • Academic Research and Communication Skills
  • Design Studio 4 – Restaurant & Hospitality
  • Budget, Costing and Documentation
  • Portfolio
  • Professional Practice
  • Industrial Attachment
  • 2D Computer Aided Drawing

Duration: 15 Months (5 Terms)

Interior designers are able to use their skills to design space and effects range from making a client’s home comfortable to transporting people into another space and era with periodic décor. Professional interior designers are able to draw floor plans, render their ideas in 3D, and make on-the-spot sketches to present their ideas.
Students pursuing their Bachelor of Interior Design will be familiarised with the working life of field professionals through simulated projects and assignments. Lessons will build basics in drawing and design theories. So students will be able to create digital artwork of blueprints, floor plans, and other necessary computer generated imagery.
Graduates will be able to visualise the potential of décor in various spaces, and also know how best to enhance aesthetic and functional elements in the room by playing with lighting, furniture, and other materials.


  • History of Design: Past & Present
  • Design Studio: Exhibition
  • Law for the Creative Industries
  • Major Studio Project I
  • Design Theory
  • Modular Design
  • Public Space Design
  • Major Studio Project II
  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
  • Sustainable Design
  • Major Studio Project III
  • Construction Legislation
  • Practical Training/Internship
Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this interior design course, you might find yourself working as a consultant designing interiors for a range of buildings and purposes:

  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Office Interior Designer
  • Commercial Interior Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Retail Interior Designer
  • Property Management and Maintenance
  • Architectural Interior Designer
  • Theatre and Dramatic Arts Designer
  • Hospitality Interior Designer
  • Public Space Designer

Interior Design Faculties

Anna Mosanghini


Nationality: Italy Academic Qualification: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Trieste Master of Architecture University institute of Venice (more…)

Ashanthi Fernando


Sri Lanka

Lecturer for:
Certificate Course Program
Advanced Diploma Program (more…)

Daitha Darmasena

Daitha Dharmasena


Sri Lanka

Academic Qualification:
M.Sc. (Architecture), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. (Built Environment), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Honours List (more…)

Nichola Packianathan


Sri Lanka

Academic Qualification:
Bachelor of Interior Design – Raffles College of Design and Commerce – Australia

Lecturer for:
Diploma Program
Advanced Diploma Program

Sajith Gaffoor


Sri Lanka

Academic Qualification:
MBA in International Business, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
BA (Hons) Business Management, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. (more…)

An admission to Raffles (henceforth known as the College) is open to all individuals regardless of gender, race, religion or nationality. Selection for admission is based on all overall assessment of the individual’s potential. The College reserves the right to reject an application and to review a student’s progress periodically. The College may, at its discretion, cancel a student’s registration for lack of academic progress, failure to honour fees payable or failure to abide by the Rules and Regulations prescribed in the Student Handbook.

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 years of Age
  • Applicants are required to complete the G.C.E O/L with minimum of 5 Credit passes including a Credit Pass for English.
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Applicants are also required to attend an interview with one of our Programme Coordinators, where they need demonstrate their creative abilities and their proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Application Checklist

  • Duly completed application form
  • Three (3) passport size photographs
  • Copy of Applicant’s Passport or English Translation of Birth Certificate
  • Copies of Applicant’s latest Educational Transcripts, Certificates & Completion Letter
  • A relevant portfolio: Applicants to submit a portfolio consisting a minimum of 5 pieces of artwork using any or a combination of the following media:
    • Photographs / Videos
    • Freehand drawings
    • Paintings / Illustrations
    • Collage / Mood Boards
    • Arts and Crafts (In 2D or 3D format)

Applicants are also to submit a Personal Statement of 300 to 500 words which reflects on the works submitted as the portfolio as well as expresses the applicants’ interest in pursuing their choice of programme.

Total file size of submission via email must not exceed 5MB. Alternatively, submission can be sent using file transfer service (e.g. Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc).

Application Procedure

  • We request all applicants to come in for an interview. If applicants are applying for one of our Design Diplomas, a portfolio assessment is required during the interview process.
  • If you are international student, & you are applying for one of our Design Diplomas, you can submit a portfolio with your application form.
  • If your application is successful, we will send you a Letter of Acceptance with information regarding payments.  Ex: First payment upon admission and installment payments.

Course Fee

Please contact one of our Education Consultant for fee details and payment terms.

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