Building upon the foundation design skills taught in Year One, Year Two teaches the fundamentals behind creating clever solutions for a variety of home spaces. At the beginning students learn about design principles and over the year apply them to domestic living spaces, bathrooms and kitchens. This culminates in a self-directed project where students integrate a single concept across a whole home floor plan and a selection of rooms. Students at this level are taught by interior and industry specific designers.

 

Interior Design for Residential Contexts

Term 1

In this term you will be introduced to a range of design and art principles that have been utilised to produce captivating interior spaces. You will be taken on a journey around the domestic interior, room by room. You will learn about line, form, light and space and their impact on a range of historical and contemporary design projects. The art principles of unity, balance, proportion, rhythm and contrast will also be explored as they relate to interior design. After gaining an understanding of these principles you will be applying them to a diverse range of domestic design situations. This hands-on learning means that on completion of the course you will be equipped to lay out interior spaces for maximum enjoyment and fitness for purpose.


Bathroom Design

Term 2

This engaging term explores the historical development of bathroom design and introduces you to an array of contemporary examples by celebrated designers. In this hands-on course you will learn how to plan a bathroom and render it using SketchUp. Industry experts will discuss how lighting and building services can be integrated into your bathroom plan and an introduction to building services will be included.

Visits to bathroom design showrooms will support your learning and will introduce you to a range of exciting new products to enhance your knowledge.


Kitchen Design

Term 3

In this term you will be introduced to principles for kitchen design. You will explore the fascinating history of kitchens to discover how the modern kitchen has evolved and how layout and planning affects efficient use and ergonomics. An in-depth study of surface treatments, hardware, appliance requirements and construction is undertaken. You will learn how to plan a kitchen and render it using SketchUp. Industry experts will discuss how lighting and building services can be integrated into your kitchen plan and visits to kitchen design showrooms will support your learning.


Major Project: Residential Design

Term 4

In this final term you will be given a brief to design the interiors in a residential situation including living, dining, bathing and sleeping spaces. You will also be given an introduction to national design networks and aspects of professional practice.

In your major project, you will be supported in creating a strong design concept that will be developed using a range of digital and analogue techniques. On completion of the course you will have a comprehensive design scheme for a domestic interior that includes plans, sections, perspective drawings, a carefully curated set of mood boards and some detail drawings.