With a large specter of disciplines, commercial design is defined as the construction of structures and facilities for commerce and business. This subject aims to introduce students to the design process skills, methods and problem solving necessary for the development of innovative design solutions for successful commercial spaces.
Retail design is a commercial discipline and highly dynamic sector that combines several different areas of expertise together in the design and construction of a space for commerce/trade.
An exhibition is a display of different items of interest (art, artefacts, etc.) which is presented in an engaging way in an appropriate space for a particular audience. The objective of this subject is to introduce students to interior design process, problem solving and critical thinking towards exhibition interior design projects. The focus of this course is to develop the process of conveying information through visual storytelling and environment.
INTERIOR COLOUR APPLICATION
“The greatest challenge in colour design is to be able to predict and control the result of colour scheme. Effective colour selection can be an inexpensive yet powerful element in design.” (P. Jonathan, 1994) The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge and skills to understand and apply basic principles of colour theory in Interior Design. The module emphasises on the study of visual phenomena in the field of Interior Design, where students develop and apply different colour theories to interior spaces.
Residential design focuses on livable spaces-spaces that are comfortable, safe, practical, spaces that people can connect to and where they can use all their senses, spaces to gather or spaces to reside in solitude. This subject provides knowledge and skills in analyzing and developing interior spaces for typical residential projects. The main objective is translating client’s personality and vision as well as the future life of the building into the design language of creating a home.
Interior presentation techniques are used to explain and tell the story of a design project through various visual mediums. Design communication as a subject translates ideas and presents them in a creative, exciting and compelling manner. The aim of the subject is to teach basic skills for architectural drafting, free-hand sketching and rendering. Students obtain the ability to execute concept development through various methods of design communication, using different media.
Sustainable design (also known as environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, etc) is the philosophy of designing physical objects, built environment and services to comply with the principles of economic, social and environment. The subject aims to create an awareness of the importance of designing for sustainability in addition to providing a valuable knowledge of current sustainable technologies, materials, design innovation and practices.
DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE HISTORY
History allows one to make more sense of the current world. By looking at past economic and cultural trends and be able to offer reasonable predictions of what will happen next in today’s world. The objective of this subject is to research different historical design movements and analyse what influence and impact they have had on the formation of contemporary design and trends. Obtaining historical knowledge, the students better understand spatial qualities as well as a certain choice of colour, material and finishes, allowing them to further develop design projects from brief through to final execution.
Furniture is what makes an interior space suitable for working, relaxing, exercising, etc. The aim of this subject is to introduce students to furniture design, including the history of style, materials and construction techniques. Through research, exploration and experimentation students earn a greater understanding of both aesthetics and functionality and their importance when designing a unique yet adequate piece for everyday use.