Interior Design online short course

Starts on 2 February 2017

Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 April 2017

Course information

10 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
R9,900 | Options available

Course Information

10 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
R9,900 | Options available


We spend about 93% of our lives in a built environment. * Effective interior design can make workers more efficient and helps students learn design is at the crux of how we live, feel, work, and play.

The need for creative commercial and living spaces has led to an increased demand for interior designers with a trained creative eye. This short course highlights why you need to strive to build environments with a specific purpose, and create functional interiors.

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What will set you apart

Form follows function, here’s how you’ll deliver optimal solutions with this interior design course:

  • Create 3D designs in SketchUp - a free industry-standard software package
  • Identify optimisation opportunities and apply technical solutions to achieve the desired result
  • Conceptually plan and generate aesthetics to build harmonious interiors

Course curriculum

If you’re a self-made or aspiring interior designer and want to set yourself apart in this competitive industry, this course gives you the practical skills to do so. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Using SketchUp for interior design
  • Course Module 2: Introduction to interior design
  • Course Module 3: Drawing for interior design
  • Course Module 4: Surfaces and finishes
  • Course Module 5: Furniture specification and final detailing
  • Course Module 6: Colour
  • Course Module 7: Textiles and fabrics
  • Course Module 8: Natural and artificial lighting
  • Course Module 9: The business of interior design
  • Course Module 10: Client relations and visual presentation

Earn a certificate from the GetSmarter

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 2 February 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 April 2017

Still have a question? These may help


GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if its going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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