Designing Meaningful and Purposeful Interior Spaces

Here, at the Diploma in Interior Design (DID), we strive to nurture you as a future-ready designer today, grounded in 5 key aptitudes: the sustainable practitioner, the emphatic designer, the technological embracer, the data native, and the self-directed critical thinker. At DID, you will fuel your creativity, embrace design challenges and push the boundaries of the possibilities within a space.

Develop your design fundamentals in a year-long Common Foundation program. Working alongside design students from the Diploma in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, broaden and deepen your understanding and appreciation of the intricate relationship between design and the body, spaces and the environment.

Our studio-based learning encourages critical thinking and creativity under the guidance of experienced mentors. We combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge digital spatial experimentation, introducing design thinking, user experience and the latest technologies. Marking skills empower you to create and effectively promote remarkable designs.

Be at the forefront of the ever-evolving built and environment industry, from 3D modelling to sustainability practices. We emphasize sustainability by teaching eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient lightings, and responsible design.

Singapore's construction landscape is growing, increasing the demand for skilled interior designers who play a significant role in shaping the city's architectural identity.

If you have an eye for design and are inspired by spaces, consider joining us at the Diploma in Interior Design. Here, you will master the art of creating inspiring, environmentally conscious interior spaces, contributing to Singapore's architectural future. Join our journey of creativity and sustainability.

What You Can Expect

  • Build a strong foundation in your first year while connecting with fellow students from the Diploma in Architecture, Diploma in Interior Design and Diploma in Landscape Architecture.
  • Develop strong research foundation with a focus on critical thinking and emphasis on enhancing your design ideas.
  • Acquire knowledge of cutting-edge design techniques and methods, integrating both hands-on exploration and digital, parametric design, with a focus on sustainable practices.
  • Participate in Live Client Studio programmes with industry partners to witness your design come to life.
  • Engage in project-based curriculum that mirror professional workflows and receive valuable critiques for real-world assessments.
  • Experience the vibrant energy of our open collaborative studio spaces where you’ll collaborate and spark innovative ideas together.
  • Gain broad exposure to design trends by participating in local study trips and workshops conducted by local and international designers and alumni.
  • Take your learning beyond the classroom with our structured 22-week internship programme, where you’ll gain real-world experience and establish valuable connections with the industry.
  • Be inspired at our exciting workshops that complement the core curriculum, giving you opportunities to explore new techniques, cutting edge tools such as 3-D printers, robotic automation and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to expand your creativity.
  • Embark on transformative overseas study trips and discover the diverse architectural wonders of other cultures (subject to travel restrictions).
  • Be mentored and empowered by a dedicated and experienced teaching team who are passionate about nurturing you to greater heights.
  • Gain direct entry and enjoy advanced standings at established local and overseas universities.
  • A world of opportunities awaits you in the Built Environment sector. Find out about the career options and pathways available to DID graduates here.

In Their Own Words

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During my 6-month tenure, I served as a Junior Interior Designer, engaging in diverse projects encompassing residential, commercial, and exhibition design. I was able to hone my soft skills there, including effective communication with clients and contractors, both in-person and via email. I also gained insights into site management and even acquired some foundational project management skills. These experiences were invaluable and couldn't have been taught in a classroom setting.

Tay Yun Jun
DID Gold Medallist
Internship at WY-TO Singapore



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