Fully-booked. Payments received from 20.11.2023 onwards will be in favor of the October 2024 cohort.
Course commencing on 15.01.2024.
Lessons can be offered in English or Maltese.
This project-based course is an ideal way to learn the process behind being a successful interior designer and decorator. This course aims to provide an enjoyable interactive environment for all those who find some interests in interior design and decoration and want to meet new people. People who may be interested in taking this course can be anyone from novices who want some ideas and solutions on how to transform their home with a professional designer approach, people who feel they have no imagination or creative skills and need guidance on their daunting task of designing and decorating their property. It is equally appealing to persons who already have some knowledge (e.g. architects, draftsman, salespersons, carpenters, electricians, curtain-makers etc.) but would like to increase their skills to further enhance their line of work, as well as offers an insight of the subject for anyone who is considering to eventually take up a career in interior designing through further development.
The course involves a number of practical exercises, slideshows with lectures, demonstrations, and informal class discussions. All demonstrations have visual aids, images and samples to enlighten students with clear easy to follow instructions on how to create design schemes and applying them effectively into a home. The aim is to teach the fundamental design essentials/techniques and to make them easy to follow with step by step guidance. Students are required to choose a real room from their own home (or friends) and apply the principles demonstrated in order to developed /gain experience on dealing with real situations. Therefore, students will acquire skills which enable them to create the ideal room to suite any lifestyle and further apply design principals to any room and whole property. It offers an overview of design processes such as — style, colour, texture, pattern, scale, balance, materials, flooring, fabric, window treatments, furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, room planning. All areas covered are considered essential design principals which help develop aptitude with creativity in a way that reflects personal style as well as to a prospective client and how to apply them to any room.
This is a 26 hr guided learning course. Students need to invest further hours which will include private study and home assignments.
Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.
Learning Outcome 1: Define the elements of interior design principals
• Lesson 1: Introduction to interior design and decoration, history of design and contemporary styles.
• Lesson 2: Introduction to colour. How colour works, creating colour schemes.
Learning Outcome 2: Develop concepts and interior design styles.
• Lesson 3: Introduction to materials, pattern and texture. Fabrics, soft furnishings and window treatments.
• Lesson 4: Uses of material and development of decorative techniques for furniture and flooring.
• Lesson 5: Visual brain storming. How to start designing, how to plan and get inspired. Creating, mood, theme, style, colour and sample boards.
Learning Outcome 3: Design a room Layout
• Lesson 6: Drawing scale floor plans and scale furniture planning. Ergonomics, anthropometric charts, arranging furniture and planning space.
Learning Outcome 4: Present design ideas by creating various types of visual aids.
• Lesson 7: Introduction to scale perspective drawing step by step. Starting with the room and walls
• Lesson 8: Perspective drawing. How to drawing furniture, styles and give personal touches with drawing techniques and colour rendering.
• Lesson 9: Model making techniques with practical exercise.
• Lesson 10: Lighting with practical exercises. How to create electrical plans
• Lesson 11: Demonstration on decorative paint techniques and finishes
• Lesson 12: Application of decorative paint techniques
• Lesson 13: Presentation boards and professional presentation techniques. Assessment of work
The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:
• Proficiency with English language is essential
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s. Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.
Any extra materials needed, will be indicated by the lecturer.