GIDS Interior Design and Decorating Online Course

Join us for a 20 week journey where we will teach you the power of transformation with colour, paint, texture, shapes, space, layout and more.


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If you have been daydreaming about a career in interior design and decorating but did not know where to start, then GIDS is the place for you. Join us for a 20 week unforgettable journey where we will teach you the power of transformation with colour, paint, texture, shapes, space, layout and much more. Our vision is outcome based, current trend training so you will slide right into the market place and make a difference or even start your own business.

What will I gain from the GIDS Interior Design and Decorating Online course?

Our main focus is applicable skills and knowledge. We prepare you to enter the interior design and decorating industry armed with the strongest advantages, with our focus on current trends and tricks of the trade. After completion of the course you will be able to:

    Conceptualise and design a room or space
    Space planning and floor plans
    Apply effective interior design and decorating Consultation Skills in order to understand the client's needs

How does the GIDS Interior Design and Decorating Online Course work?

Once you are registered you will get log-in details for the GIDS website. From there you can download the Course Outline and Schedule. The Course Outline gives more details about the GIDS Interior Design and Decorating course including the Course Schedule. The Course Schedule gives you all the dates, topics and deadlines for effective planning. You will receive the first topic on the date indicated.

Every topic consists of the theory and background information that you can read through. There are online exercises and test you need to complete to make sure you understand the basics. In every topic you will find a practical project that we call a ‘Brief’. This gives you the opportunity to apply everything you learned on this topic. Your lecturer will guide you through the briefs step by step. You can contact the lecturer at any time via email and will receive a response during trading hours. Each brief must be completed within a certain timeframe before you can proceed to the next topic. All exercises and Briefs can be completed and uploaded on the web except for the final brief. The final brief you will need to send a hard copy and pass before you get your certificate.


Course Duration: 20 Weeks
Contact Time: Monday – Friday for the duration of the course.
Effort: 7-10 hours per week


 

Your Lecturer


Amalia Prinsloo
Amalia Prinsloo

Qualification: BCon. Science Degree (4 Years).

Experience: 13 Years in Interior Design and Decorating.

After graduating from the University of Pretoria, Almi decided to go see the world and travelled for two years before kicking off her career as Interior Designer in the beautiful town of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Food photography is her passion when she is not busy styling and changing spaces into places. Almi’s motto in life is: “Be deliberate in your choices and live to leave a legacy.”


Course Curriculum


  Topic 1: Introduction to Interior Design and Decorating
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  Topic 2: History of Design
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  Topic 3: Basic Building Principles
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  Topic 4: Lighting
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  Topic 5: Colour Theory
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  Topic 6: Space Planning
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  Topic 7: The World of Typography
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  Topic 8: Textiles and Fabrics
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  Topic 9: Furniture and Objects
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  Topic 10: Interior Project and Client Consultation Process
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  Topic 11: Interior Project Management
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  Topic 12: How to start your own Interior Business
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