Full-Time and Part-Time Interior Design Courses
The course is full-time, divided into three terms running throughout the academic year. The first term concentrates on technical knowledge, the second on improving these skills and the third on exploring greater autonomy and independence for the student, putting all their newly acquired skills into practice. Course content is divided into 5 modules, some of which run concurrently with other modules. There are 5 major design projects throughout the year, which increase in scope and complexity as the course proceeds.
KLC regards the role of the professional associations within both the interior and garden design industries as vitally important. Therefore, included in the price of the Diploma in Interior Design is a student affiliate membership to the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).
KLC employs a Student Welfare Officer, available to students studying at the college for assistance with accommodation, healthcare, counsellors and local amenities. A vetted list of accommodation addresses is available. A comprehensive Student Handbook is provided on enrolment.
The School has a well stocked reference library, including magazines and journals, to supplement course material. All required reading texts and most recommended titles are available for borrowing. Special access has also been arranged to the RIBA library, and the Birkbeck Library (University of London).
Multimedia technology is used to deliver lectures in the purpose built Presentation Room as well as in studio, and more traditional technologies are also used when deemed more appropriate. Courses are backed up by a comprehensive set of notes that help support the individual’s progress and will prove to be a valuable resource during and after the course.
The course fee includes a comprehensive equipment starter pack. Essential course materials are provided during the course, although students will need to purchase some presentation materials, Adobe Creative Suite, and books for study at home.
Students are required to have a laptop computer for the Diploma Courses (full specifications required available on request). At Chelsea Harbour, the studios are equipped with a wireless internet connection to allow sourcing and the CAD Studio is also available for internet research at set times.
It is our policy to encourage students with special needs in the study of design. We try to meet individual needs, and students are advised to contact the Registrar in the first instance.
These organisations can give advice on designing for those with disabilities:
Interior Design and Garden Design Companies that have employed KLC Students can be found at http://www.klc.co.uk/About/Alumni/.
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