The Advanced Diploma in Interior Design course is an incremental six (6) months course that extends from the Diploma course. It focuses on commercial interior design, challenging participants and instilling them with strong design solving and leadership skills.

The course reaches beyond the design knowledge covered in the previous semesters and introduces new subjects such as:

  • Environmental design and its influence on sustainable commercial interior design
  • Professional Design Practices on how to manage and work with a group of professionals that are commonly engaged for large scale commercial projects

Upon meeting all the requirements, participants will achieve an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design qualification.

​Aim of the Course

This course will enable participants to acquire a well-rounded knowledge appropriate for professional practice in the design industry, as well as the leadership skills to lead a team of designers.

Participants will be equipped with a range of practical skills that will enable them to interact effectively with all levels of professionals in the field of interior design, such as communicating with clients and contractors, to managing and overseeing a commercial project involving various professional stakeholders.

​Learning objectives

The learning objectives for the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design course are:

  1. Ability to lead a multidisciplinary team in a design company setting
  2. Gaining a sound understanding of building regulations, specifications and construction techniques; and staying abreast of changes in these regulations
  3. Identifying, appreciating, and practicing the co-related design principles of form and space, colour and light, as well as materials and finishes, in projects of any complexity
  4. Practicing strong design problem-solving skills
  5. Practicing as a well-rounded designer with knowledge and integration of fundamentals in environmental design into interior design strategies and building technologies
  6. Applying a comprehensive range of essential professional design practices for handling projects from conception through to completion

Programme Duration

6 Months.
(being an incremental period that extends the 6 months of Diploma in Interior Design to a total of 24 months)

Programme Details

​The programme consists of 4 Semesters and each semester’s duration is 6 months.

Delivery Mode​

Lectures, tutorials, studio work and course work.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 16 Students are required before the commencement of classes.

Interior Design Advanced Diploma Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Design Communication 1
  • Design Studio 1
  • Construction 1
  • Digital Imaging 1
  • Computer-Aided Design 1
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Colour Concept for Design
  • Interior Design 1 (Residential​)



Advanced Diploma

Semester 2

  • Design Communication 2
  • Design Studio 2
  • Construction 2
  • Digital Imaging 2
  • Computer-Aided Design 2
  • Design Contextual Studies
  • Material Technologies
  • Building Services & Lighting Practices
  • Interior Design 2

Semester 3

  • Design Communication 3
  • Design Studio 3
  • Construction 3
  • Design Calculation & Costing
  • Computer-Aided Design 3
  • Design Practice Management
  • Interior Design 3 (Commercial)

Semester 4

  • Design Communication 4
  • Design Studio 4
  • Building Technologies
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design
  • Professional Design Practice
  • Interior Design 4 (Commercial)

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each Semester, students will be provided with the project Brief and the submission checklist. This course has several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations.

Minimum Age

16 years old


  • Diploma in Interior Design

Minimum Academic Requirements

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credit with a Pass in English, OR
  • 4 GCE ‘N’ Level credit with a Pass in English, OR
  • ITE/Higher NITEC Certificate Holders minimum 2.5GPA

​Language Proficiency Requirement :​

  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 in English language, or equivalent OR
  • GCE ‘N’ Level – C5 in English language, or equivalent OR
  • Minimum IELTS (Academic) overall band 5; with no individual band – below 6.0 OR
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) 500
    (Test results achieved within the year preceding application)
  • International Student – Completed Senior High School or equivalent

* Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be required to sit for an entrance test.

Tuition Fee Relief – 35th Anniversary Special Course Fee

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Total Course Fee Payable

Course Fees (Usual)






35th Anniversary Special Course Fee






*Applicable for June 2024 Intake Admissions Only (valid from 15th April 2024 – 15th May 2024)
*Terms and Conditions Apply

Non-Tuition Fees

Enrolment Fee


Course Reference Fee

IT & Facilities Support Fee

S$85 (Local) OR

S$280 (Non-Local)




One-time Fee

Payable Every Semester

Semesters 2 – 4: S$65

Semester 2 & 4: S$180

Semester 3: S$360

Step 1: Complete Application and Pre-Admission counselling Forms

​Please call the school for appointment

​Step 2: Provide Supporting Documents

  • Photocopy of NRIC/ Passport
  • Copies of Transcripts and Certificates
  • 2 Passport Sized Colour Photograph

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.

Step 3: Send Us Your Application (Email/Walk-in)

Please send your application documents and proof of application fee payment to us.

We accept applications via email and walk-in.

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