• Award:Certificate
  • Study Mode:Part-Time
  • Duration:1 Year


There is a growing awareness among Barbadians of decorating styles. This awareness has been enhanced by access to various television programmes and local trade shows on the topic.

This programme creates a knowledge base of the fundamentals of interior design as well as develops the techniques needed to work in this competitive field. The programme caters to the homemaker who has an interest in decorating as well as to the person who is desirous of achieving entry to this industry and its associated fields of event decorating and displays.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should have a keen interest in the field. Applicants are selected based on an interview where the applicant’s attitude, maturity and professionalism are assessed.

Interview Requirements:

  • Applicants are asked to bring a pull-out from a magazine or any relevant picture of an interior they find interesting.

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1CodeCreditsHours/Week
Concepts Of Drafting INTD10336
Colour Conncepts INTD11233
Furnishing Elements INTD11633
Semester 2CodeCreditsHours/Week
Principles Of Design INTD10133
Fundamentals Of Lighting And Materials INTD10433
History of Furnishings INTD11533
Personal Study INTD10733

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Principles Of Design


The basic principles of design are covered under the following topics: structural and decorative design, balance, rhythm, emphasis, proportion, scale and harmony. Students acquire knowledge of the application of these principles to interior concepts

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Concepts Of Drafting


Students acquire a sound understanding of how to read and interpret architectural blueprints using the tools and techniques of drafting, as well as fundamental knowledge of perspective drawing.

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Fundamentals Of Lighting And Materials


Students learn to evaluate lighting requirements for both functional and aesthetic purposes and lighting solutions for specific environments. Various types of materials and components and their appropriate applications and design effects are studied.

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Personal Study


This is a practical which is done by each student in his/her own time. TUTORIALS ARE AVAILABLE TO GUIDE STUDENTS. It is a final project which is presented at the end of term to a panel.

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Colour Conncepts


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Furnishing Elements


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History of Furnishings


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