The full-time courses offered by Design Time are structured with the view to preparing students for careers in the professional world of building and interior design, and at the same time equipping them with the skills and the knowledge enablng them to explore other design disciplines such as furniture design, set design, textile design, product design..
Essentially, the main objectives are to equip each student with the skills needed to exercise creativity in a practical form, and to encourage a spirit of enterprise, that is the lifeblood of a successful design practice. These considerations are given priority in the detailed planning of the first and second year syllabi, and in the day-to-day administration of Design Time. Our highly qualified and experienced lecturers are concerned with each student’s design capabilities and individual progress, and are aware of the value of constructive criticism and personal encouragement as part of their growth and development. We therefore make ourselves available to assist the students with any course-related problems that may arise during the academic year.
The student who is prepared to work hard will leave Design Time with a professional standard of draughtsmanship, coloured visual presentations, and an understanding of the design and decoration of interiors, buildings, objects and furniture. This will be reflected in a portfolio illustrating a diverse series of projects. Students will be required to complete assignments within the studio times (9.00 am to 2.00 pm), as well as outside school hours. An 85% class attendance is a prerequisite for completing examination projects. This, together with an assessment of the work completed throughout the year combine to qualify the student for either the Diploma Course – 1 year – or the Higher Diploma Course – 2nd year – in Interior Design.
Students who have completed the course have found employment in a great variety of design fields, i.e. architectural firms, interior design and decorating studios, specialised design services, kitchens and contract interiors, etc. However, many students have successfully launched their own national and international design related businesses.