Interior Design – Pathway

Standard Benchmarks: QAHE Benchmark for Art & Design


Duration: 9 Months (3 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.

Programme Outline:

  • Interior Design Principles and Theory
  • Freehand Drawing
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Interior Colour Application
  • Computer Graphic Skills
  • Presentation Drawing 1
  • Cultural Studies
  • Creativity and Concept Development
  • 2D Computer Aided Drawing
  • Interior Material and Finishes
  • Design Studio 1 – Residential
Advanced Diploma

Duration: 15 Months (5  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.

Programme Outline

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

Coventry University at Raffles Singapore

‘After completing the Raffles Advanced Diploma programmes in Colombo, our students are provided with an opportunity to continue their education at Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore to do the one year top up bachelor degree programme’.

The BA (Hons) Interior Design course explores the human scale and relationship in the continuously changing context of spatial environments. The students learn to develop and design the right contexts and identities of these spatial environments in the different areas of SMLXL, which stands not only for the scale of the environment but also for the scale of manufacturing and exclusivity. Apart from international case studies, students are exposed to Asian culture and will integrate their own identity which will reflect their choice of design solutions.

To make the broadness of the course visual we introduced the axiom SMLXL. The range is from interior objects to large public spaces, small spaces such as domestic rooms to megastructure interiors such as airports. In order to address this variety in a way that gives clarity and precision to learning and teaching the course identifies the areas as small (S), medium (M), large (L) and extra large (XL), giving the axiom SMLXL, which is used as a device within the course giving an overview of work in the field of interior design while identifying its different areas. On each level the student has the possibility to focus on a specific field where their strength lies. Graduates specialise in one of the SMLXL fields.

Students will be able to draw from wide source of projects in Asia, participate in competitions and collaborative projects and work in multidisciplinary teams. This will increase their global employability and prepare them to launch their own business.


  • Design Enquiry
  • Interior Design BA Final Major Project
  • Professional ID Studies 3
  • Elective


  • Advanced English: Academic Essay Writing
  • Design Promotion
  • Enhancing Reflective Study Skills Across Cultural Boundaries
  • Global Experience in Art and Design
  • How to set up a Freelance Business

 *Choose any 1 of the elective modules


Coventry University at Raffles Singapore

This Interior Design course will suit recent graduates who already have some academic knowledge of interior design or interior products, but wish to deepen their design skills and understanding of the wide range of the interior design workfield.

In this MA course the student has the possibility to focus on a specific field where their strength lies. The course interior design explores the human scale and relationship in the continuously changing context of the spatial environments.

You will be given the opportunity to learn to develop and design within a broad range of spatial environments, while considering the scale of the environment, manufacturing processes and exclusivity.


  • Design Innovation and Collaboration
  • Interior Design Specialism
  • Final Major Project
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 – houses and units
  • Offices
  • Hospitality venues such as hotels, resorts, bars and restaurants
  • Exhibition spaces including museums and trade shows


  • Retail outlets
  • Public space
  • Commercial


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