The programme aims to produce interior designers who will be competent to design the working spaces or living environments of people so that they are more efficient, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The focus is on the re-use of existing buildings or installations in new buildings of a variety of types but most particularly the commercial field. Design exercises are augmented by the study of interior design theory, history of interior design, soft furnishings, marketing, retail design, shop fitting, space planning and related construction technologies and building services. Design trends across the spectrum of design disciplines and the latest developments in design thinking are covered in detail.
(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS:
- Admission Points Score of 32.
- Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met.
- English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).
- NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60-69%) for Mathematical Literacy.
- Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 31 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
NSC subjects like Visual Arts,
are give priority during selection of candidates. Qualifying applicants will be required to prepare a prescribed portfolio, attend an interview and complete a placement assessment.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008:
- Senior Certificate or an N3 Certificate with English as one of two official languages.
- Mathematics and subjects like Art, Design, Physical Science, Woodwork and Technical Drawing are given priority during selection of candidates.
- Learners must score at least 23 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
- Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
- Selection is based on an extended selection procedure that applicants must attend. as well as presentation of a portfolio.
Careers: interior designer.
For more info: NMMU