CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR DESIGN

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A Certificate in Interior Design at Ikigai College of Interior Design is a one-year program designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in interior design, ensuring they are well-prepared to enter the industry upon completion. The program is tailored for individuals with a minimum entry level of D in KCSE, reflecting Ikigai College’s commitment to making quality interior design education accessible.

Program Highlights:

  1. Duration: 1 Year
  2. Minimum Entry Level: D in KCSE

Course Units:

  1. ICID 101: COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    (2 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 24 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to provide the student with practically grounded knowledge and
    skills to help them process and present information.
  2. ICID 103: INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN
    (2 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 24 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of this course is to enable the student to identify the seven layers of interior.
  3. ICID 105: ERGONOMICS AND ANTHROPOMETRICS
    (2 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 24 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of this course is to enable the students to understand the relationship between
    the human form and the environment.
  4. ICID 107: RESEARCH METHODS I
    (2 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 24 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of this course is to equip students with theoretical knowledge, skills and
    techniques necessary to write a research proposal and the design research project.
  5. ICID 109: FREEHAND DRAWING I
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of this course is to provide the student with basic drawing and compositional
    skills.
  6. ICID 111: TECHNICAL DRAWING I
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to provide the student with knowledge and skills in
    instrumental drawing.
  7. ICID 113: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of this course is to impart knowledge on new developments in computer aided
    design applications and technologies.
  8. ICID 102: RESEARCH METHODS II
    (2 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 24 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to enable the student develop a research project proposal that
    will guide the final year project.
    Expected Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course the student will be able to:
    1. Write a research project proposal.
    2. Evaluate and deploy different methods of collecting data.
    3. Analyze, interpret and present their research and data findings
  9. ICID 104: DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PRACTISE
    (2 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 24 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to enable the student apply advanced knowledge and skills
    essential in running and managing a design practice.
  10. ICID 106: LANDSCAPE DESIGN
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the elements of landscaping.
    Expected Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course the student will be able to:
    1. Identify appropriate plants and rocks for different landscapes.
    2. Discuss landscaping features.
    3. Design a landscape displaying structural elements and accessories.
  11. ICID 108: EXHIBITION AND DISPLAY DESIGN
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the elements of exhibition and
    display.
    Expected Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course the student will be able to:
    1. Identify the elements and principles of exhibition and display.
    2. Select appropriate materials for exhibition and display
    3. Design an exhibition space and
    4. Provide the technical specs for exhibition and display.
  12. ICID 110: FURNITURE & FURNISHING DESIGN
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the elements of furniture design.
    Expected Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course the student will be able to:
    1. Identify features of furniture design, hard and soft furnishing.
    2. Utilize the tools and equipment of furniture making.
    3. Understand the lighting needs in selected interior spaces
    4. Design and produce furniture and a space with furnishing and lighting elements.
  13. ICID 112: INTERIOR SPACE DESIGN
    (4 Hours per Week x 3 Months = 48 Hours)
    Course Objective
    The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the elements of interior architecture.
    Expected Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course the student will be able to:
    1. Discuss the history of interior architecture.
    2. Analyze the spatial development of interior human environments.
    3. Design an interior space displaying structural elements and accessories.
  14. ICID 114: INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT
    (40 Hours per Week x 1 Month = 160 Hours)
    Course Objectives
    The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the practical work experience.
    Expected Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course the student will be able to:
    1. Identify features of the design work environment.
    2. Work with a supervisor.
    3. Engage in a real-world project.

Ikigai College Distinction: Ikigai College of Interior Design is widely recognized as the premier institution for interior design education, known for its commitment to excellence. With a focus on hands-on learning and industry relevance, students graduate from Ikigai College well-equipped to meet the demands of the dynamic interior design field.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Interior Design, graduates from Ikigai College are not only armed with a strong theoretical foundation but also possess the practical skills needed to thrive in the vibrant and competitive world of interior design.

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