What will I learn?

In the Diploma of Interior Design (DID), students will be equipped with skills to go beyond mere interior decoration. They will learn and engage in design research to develop their ideas and create interior spaces that are functional and purposeful. Students will be taught how to combine design aesthetics with technical knowledge, and develop techniques to best communicate their ideas. Interior Design students are also exposed to specialisation workshops and studio projects. This introduces them to various research and experimentation processes, helping them assemble a Design Portfolio that has gained recognition by employers in the design industry, as well as Local and Overseas Universities. Graduates are able to work in: interior design firms, architectural firms with in-house interior design department, exhibition/stage-set/event design companies, furniture design firms, model-making companies; merchandise organisations with in-house design/display department; consulting firms related to the building industry such as engineering, property management or development companies; other creative services such as computer graphics and animation. They could be: an interior designer, a project manager for interior works; a designer in stage-set, exhibition, merchandise display etc, a designer in computer graphics and animation, a sales executive for building materials, furniture and furnishings. Graduates who have done well for the course may be able to apply for advanced standing to pursue a degree in a university.

Which department am I in?

School of Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Design

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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