COURSE OVERVIEW The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the interior design industry. It encompasses the study of both Interior Architecture & Design content within the built environment, while focusing on the human interface within given spaces. The emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer aided drafting and the history of design. Students are expected to provide design solutions to a wide variety of complex real-life space problems.
ASSESSMENT METHODS All modules will be assessed through a combination of assessments, tests, class participation and written examinations. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, students will need to achieve a passing mark of 50% for all modules. For Degree and Master programmes, students will need to achieve the passing grade stipulated by the University for all modules. TEACHING AND LEARNING It is essential that a student is subjected to a broad range of views and experiences in order that the learning process may elicit, sometimes over a prolonged period, appropriate routes for a person to take, particularly in the latter stages of the Programme. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Commercial Interior Designer • Institutional Interior Designer • Residential Interior Designer • Exhibition Designer • Furniture Designer • Design Consultant • Design Educator • Facility Manager • CAD Designer
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents • Students with at least 2 GCE ‘A’ Level credits. • Students with at least 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits. • Students with at least 5 ‘N’ Level credits.* • Students with diploma from Polytechnics** • Nitec or Higher Nitec Graduates***
* Only applicable for Raffles Design Institute and Raffles Merchandising Institute. ** Exemptions based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) *** Only applicable to the Advanced Diploma Programme of relevant studies
International Students • Students with at least 2 GCE ‘A’ Level credits. • Students with at least 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits. • Students with at least 5 ‘N’ Level credits.* • Students with diploma from Polytechnics** • Nitec or Higher Nitec Graduates*** • (Malaysia – SPM; Indonesia – SMU; Myanmar – Standard 10; China – Senior High School)
* Only applicable for Raffles Design Institute and Raffles Merchandising Institute. ** Exemptions based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). *** Only applicable to the Advanced Diploma Programme of relevant studies.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. For design courses, applicants must present their portfolios, transcripts and relevant documents during the interview. They may be advised to take up bridging modules if deemed necessary by the Programme Directors.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS All courses at Raffles Design Institute are conducted in English. Students must be able to speak and write fluently in English.
Students who fulfil any of the requirements below will be exempted from English as a Second Language (ESL) classes: • Minimum TOEFL score of 550* (paper-based) or 79–80 (internet-based) • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0* (academic module) or equivalent • Minimum score of C6 in English at GCE 'O' level • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650