1. Introduction to Interior Decorating

Module 1 – Influences Of Period Furniture
Module 2 – Decorating Principles
Module 3 – Design Elements
Module 4 – Styles and Trends
Module 5 – Lighting
Module 6 – Colour
Module 7 – Pattern
Module 8 – Floor and Wall Finishes
Module 9 – Ceilings and Cornices
Module 10 – Windows and Doors
Module 11 – Finishing Touches & Accessories
Module 12 – Additional Factors

2. History of Art (Brief Overview of Each Period & Characteristics)

Module 1 – Renaissance
Module 2 – Baroque & Rococo
Module 3 – Neo – Classical Movement
Module 4 – Romanticism
Module 5 – Realism
Module 6 – Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
Module 7 – Fauvism & Expressionism
Module 8 – Cubism
Module 9 – Art Deco
Module 10 – Art Nouveau
Module 11 – Dada & Surrealism
Module 12 – Abstract Expressionism & Pop Art
Module 13 – Modernism & Bauhaus
Module 14 – Historical South African Art
Module 15 – Contemporary South African Art (Post Apartheid)

3. Textiles

Module 1 – Natural Fibers
Module 2 – Synthetic Fibers
Module 3 – Yarns / Threads
Module 4 – Weaves
Module 5 – Knits
Module 6 – Non-woven Fabrics
Module 7 – Types of Textile Finishes
Module 8 – Factors Influencing Fabric Choices
Module 9 – Fabrics and Moisture
Module 10 – Fabric Treatments
Module 11 – Glossary of Terms

4. Basic Drawing

Module 1 – Basic Terminology Used In Drawings
Module 2 – Industry Layout for Technical Drawings
Module 3 – Interpreting Building Plans and Elevations
Module 4 – Understanding Scale and Proportion
Module 5 – How to Draw Floor Plans & Elevations
Module 6 – Drawing a Rough Sketch
Module 7 – How to Convert a Rough Sketch to Scale and Produce Scaled Floor Plan & Elevations

5. Project Management and Business Practice

Module 1 – Creating a Client Brief
Module 2 – Presentation Skills
Module 3 – Product Procurement
Module 4 – Project Scheduling and Time Management
Module 5 – Understanding the Building Process
Module 6 – Establishing a Project Budget
Module 7 – Building Your Business
Module 8 – Basic Accounting Practice For Your Business

6. Advanced History of Art
This subject will include a detailed analysis of an architect, artist and furniture designer within each period.

Module 1 – Gothic and Renaissance
Module 2 – Baroque and Rococo
Module 3 – Neo – Classical Movement and Romanticism
Module 4 -Realism and Impressionism
Module 5 – Post – Impressionism
Module 6 – Expressionism Incl. Fauvism and Cubism
Module 7 – Art Deco and Art Nouveau
Module 8 – Surrealism and Dada
Module 9 – Abstract Expressionism
Module 10 – Modernism, Bauhaus and Pop Art
Module 11 – African Art and Influence
Module 12 – Colonial / European Art and Influences
Module 13 – Contemporary South African Art (Post Apartheid)

7. Building Construction

Module 1- Understanding Building Materials
Bricks
Cement
Wood
Concrete
Glass
Stone
Sand
Steel

Module 2 – Understanding Elements of a Building

Roof
Walls
Doors & Windows
Foundations
Plumbing & Drainage
Electrical Circuits & Lighting

8. Introduction to Interior Design 

Module 1 – Understanding the Difference between Designers and Decorators
Module 2 – Creating a Design
Module 3 – Understanding Ergonomics
Module 4 – Designing For the Disabled
Module 5 – Environmentally Responsible Design
Module 6 – Residential Design
Module 7 – Commercial Design
Module 8 – Furniture Design

9. Introduction to Technical Drawing

Module 1 – The Purpose of Technical Drawing
Module 2 – What Details Must Be Included In a Working Drawing
Module 3 – Drawing Equipment and Instruments
Module 4 – Lines
Module 5 – Letters and Script
Module 6 – Geometric Construction (Drawing Using a Compass and Ruler Only)
Module 7 – Example of a Detailed Kitchen Floor Plan
Module 8 – Example of a Detailed Bathroom Floor Plan
Module 9 – Example of a Single Storey House Floor Plan

10. Presentation Drawing

Module 1 – What is Presentation Drawing?
Module 2 – Step By Step How to Construct a Perspective Drawing
Module 3 – Practical Exercises

Project 1 – Going Green
Construct a 3 dimensional perspective drawing of your design and render this for a presentation

Project 2 – Let’s Go Public
Construct a 3 dimensional perspective drawing of your design and render this for a presentation

Project 3 – Lazy Lounger
Construct a 3 dimensional perspective drawing of your design and render this for a presentation

11. Introduction to Sketch Up

12. Advanced Building Construction

Module 1 – Advanced Building Materials
Module 2 – Understanding a site and Municipal Connection
Module 3 – Forces and Loads on a Building
Module 4 – Understanding Foundations
Module 5 – Understanding Wall Construction
Module 6 – Understanding Roof Structures and Waterproofing
Module 7 – Fasteners
Module 8 – Importance of Energy Efficiency
Module 9 – Ventilation and Insulation
Module 10 – Effects of Natural elements On a Building

13. Advanced Technical Drawing

Module 1 – Lines, Symbols and Abbreviations Used on Construction Drawings
Module 2 – Drawing up a Building Plan
Module 3 – Draw up a Site Plan
Module 4 – Drawing Architectural Floor Plans
Module 5 – Drawing Architectural Elevations
Module 6 – Drawing Architectural Cross Section of a Building
Module 7 – Different Types of Construction Drawings
Module 8 – Understanding Site Landmarks and North Indicator
Module 9 – Drawing up a Building Plan
Module 10 – Draw up a Site Plan
Module 11 – Drawing Architectural Floor Plans
Module 12 – Drawing Architectural Elevations
Module 13 – Drawing Architectural Cross Section of a Building

14. Interior Architecture

Project 1 – Living in the Urban Jungle 
Design a Small Studio Apartment by Using Clever Space Saving Design

Project 2 – Doctor Doctor
Design an Up market Reception Area for a Plastic Surgeon

Project 3 – Cheque Please!
Design a Bar Area for a Funky Sushi Restaurant

Project 4 – Let Us Play
Design a Bright and Exciting Play Classroom for a Daycare Centre

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