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Advanced Diploma in Interior Design

The study of Interior Design encompasses the study of both architectural and design content within a built environment, while focusing on the human interface within a given space.

This course provides intensive training for students to become professional interior designers. Emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer-aided drafting and history of design.

In an increasingly competitive, commercial and technological environment, designers have never played such a central and important role in re-defining an ever-changing ‘creative’ environment.

The objectives of the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design programme are to develop the students’ technical knowledge, creative skills and analytical ability that will enhance their professional competence in their chosen fields, taking into account the ever-changing global environment. The students must learn to be flexible and sensitive to the changes in the current trends in modern business organization and management needs of the industry. They will develop their own individual strategies, and learn the intricacies of leadership and teamwork necessary in designing Interior spaces. The programme will introduce new ideas and practices and encourage them to think about the purposes of interior design in contemporary society.

Year 1

Interior Design Principles and Theory
Free-hand Drawing
Architectural Drafting
Interior Colour Application
Computer Graphic Skills
Presentation Drawing 1
Cultural Studies
Creativity and Concept Development
Presentation Drawing 2
2D Computer-Aided-Drawing
Interior Materials & Finishes
3D Computer-Aided-Drawing/REVIT
Design Studio 1 – Residential
Building Technology and Construction


Course Subjects

Year 2

Design Studio 2 – Retail
Construction Studies 1
Computer Rendering and Animation
Furniture History and Animation
Design Studio 3 – Office
Environment Lighting
Construction Studies 2
Academic Research and Communication Skills
Design Studio 4 – Restaurant & Hospitality
Budget, Costing and Documentation
Professional Practice
Industrial Attachment


Career Opportunities

Residential – houses and units
Hospitality venues such as hotels, resorts, bars and restaurants
Exhibition spaces including museums and trade shows
Retail outlets
Public space

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement
  • Four Level 2 in HKDSE examination in which one must be in English; OR

  • Completion of International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program Certificate with English Grade 4 or above; OR

  • Completion of BTEC National Award Level 3 qualification; OR

  • Completion of GCE A Levels; OR

  • Year 10 or equivalent

English Proficiency Requirement
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Students with Life Experience
  • Students with appropriate life experience (without the standard entry requirements) who have an interest and enthusiasm for Design are encouraged to apply and will be considered on merit. Experiential learning is taken into account.