DESIGN CENTRE ENMORE, SYDNEY TAFE INTERIOR DESIGN WELCOME TO DCE CHALLENGE YOUR PERCEPTIONS, ENRICH YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND EXCITE YOUR IMAGINATION Interior designers and interior decorators create the spaces in which we live, work, learn, relax and socialise. Succeeding in these fields requires a mix of research and practice, creativity and technical skills. At the Design Centre Enmore (DCE) we prepare students to excel in these fastpaced and highly imaginative professions. Our graduates gain the skills and knowledge required to design innovative spaces that respond to human needs and enhance our quality of life. We believe that being able to push boundaries to improve our world through better design is the most critical skill that students develop at DCE. And our emphasis on one-on-one feedback, small class sizes, real-world projects and professional skills ensures that when you graduate, youвЂ™ll be ready for a rewarding career in a fascinating and constantly evolving industry. In the following pages you can read about the three courses we offer, which are all geared towards preparing you for an exciting career as a professional designer: вЂў Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) вЂў Advanced Diploma of Interior Design вЂў Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration ItвЂ™s also important to understand that becoming a professional designer takes many hours of study and hard work. Studying with us will challenge your perceptions, enrich your perspective and excite your imagination. WeвЂ™re here to help you develop the skills, knowledge and creative confidence you need to succeed. If you want more information on any of our courses or the application process, please get in touch. YouвЂ™ll find our contact details on the back cover. We look forward to seeing you at DCE! Todd Packer Kay Jeffreson Head Teachers, Interior Design A CREATIVE ENVIRONMEN LIMITLES POSSIBILITI SS IES Therese Lowton 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE INTERIOR DESIGN AT DCE NT OF 1 DIVE INTO A DESIGN MELTING POT 6 ENJOY FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS DCE offers a wide variety of design courses, all on Looking for your first design job, new skills, or a one campus вЂ” which is why each year more than new career path? We offer interior design courses at 2500 students come to study with us from across diploma, advanced diploma and degree level вЂ” and Australia and around the world. Courses offered at even as part of your high school studies. WeвЂ™ll also help DCE include industrial design, jewellery design, graphic you choose the course thatвЂ™s right for you. Many of our design, interior design and decoration, events and courses can be completed through part-time study, entertainment design, and 3D animation. Even with with flexible day and evening study options available. so much going on, itвЂ™s still an intimate campus where You can also move from one qualification to the next students and staff from different departments meet, with ease via our pathway programs. collaborate and immerse themselves in a creative environment of limitless possibilities. 2 BE TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL DESIGNERS 7 BE INSPIRED BY OUR CAMPUS Prepare to fall in love with DCEвЂ™s campus, located in the heart of SydneyвЂ™s vibrant Inner West. In the midst Your teachers are all experienced professionals from of relaxing green spaces youвЂ™ll find cutting-edge the interior design industry and related fields, from computer labs, workshops and studios, as well as interior stylists and graphic designers to architects. state-of-the-art specialist libraries. We also offer a full Through their workshops, lectures and tutorials youвЂ™ll range of student services including counselling, student be able to share in their passion for art, architecture association, and disability and learner support. and design. Prepare to be inspired by these creative professionals. 3 GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE 8 GET PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION WeвЂ™re members of the International Federation of Interior Designers (IFI) and the Design Institute of Classes, studios and workshops at DCE are all based Australia (DIA), giving us strong connections to the around practical learning. YouвЂ™ll develop strong creative design profession. Through these networks, youвЂ™ll have abilities, backed by technical knowledge gained access a range of professional programs, opportunities through hands-on experience. We develop your talent, and events. We also offer DIA-recognised courses, and teach you the real skills you need, and build your our graduates are eligible to become DIA members. confidence as a designer. YouвЂ™ll also have plenty of opportunities to check out exhibitions, conferences and seminars, and visit real-life project sites. 9 IMPRESS FUTURE EMPLOYERS Industry standards drive everything we do at DCE. The 4 LEARN IN A STUDIO ENVIRONMENT design industry offers internships and scholarships, and we can give you plenty of career development Our design studio subjects are fundamental to the opportunities, both on- and off-campus. Design firms teaching style at DCE. These small studio-based often consult our teachers to recommend students for classes will give you the chance to solve design employment, and whatвЂ™s more, our graduate exhibitions challenges individually and in teams вЂ” just like a design are a great source of employment for our new professional. YouвЂ™ll also complete a range of practical graduates. These exhibitions are a great opportunity to design projects for hotels, restaurants, retail and meet employers who are always on the lookout for new residential environments, offices and public spaces. talent to recruit to their design teams. Learning in a studio environment is the best way to prepare you for work in the design profession. 5 SHOW US WHAT YOUвЂ™RE MADE OF 10 KNOW YOUвЂ™RE IN GOOD HANDS DCE is a specialist design college of Sydney TAFE, the largest education and training institute in Australia. DCE is different from universities because we choose Sydney TAFE has been providing education in applied our students based on talent. Our selection process arts and design since 1891 and is backed by the NSW focuses on portfolios and interviews, and an Australian Government, as a quality-assured education provider. Tertiary Admission Rank isnвЂ™t required. INTERIOR DECORATION A FAST-PACED COURSE INFORMATION DURATION REQUIREMENTS AND HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE DIPLOMA OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION 2 YEARS FULL TIME: 16вЂ“20 HOURS A WEEK 3 YEARS PART TIME (DAYS OR EVENINGS): 8вЂ“12 HOURS A WEEK PROFESSION PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEW Interior decorators transform spaces by also learn to draw and communicate selecting colour schemes, furnishings, your ideas in response to a range of fabrics, finishes, accessories, objects interior decoration briefs. Through and artworks. To excel in a fast-paced practical projects, youвЂ™ll develop your own and highly imaginative profession like decorative style. interior decoration or interior styling, In the final year youвЂ™ll focus on specialised you need study in interior decoration techniques, вЂў knowledge of a range of historical and completing schemes for complete contemporary styles residential and commercial decoration вЂў product and material expertise projects. YouвЂ™ll also work with period вЂў an understanding of colour theory styles for interior restoration and вЂў computer-aided design (CAD) renovation projects. drafting skills In this course, your project work is backed up by studies in professional practice, Jacqui Porter Our Diploma of Interior Design and digital visualisation and CAD. YouвЂ™ll receive Decoration will help you develop your individual feedback and direction as you creativity within the context of residential gain essential skills and knowledge вЂ” and commercial interior decoration and learn how to create powerful visual projects. YouвЂ™ll also gain experience in presentations for clients. interior styling. By the time you graduate, you will have The first year of the course introduces developed a strong portfolio to equip you you to foundation design studies. YouвЂ™ll for practice as an interior decorator or interior stylist. вЂњCompleting the interior decoration course has completely changed my professional and personal life. It has given me the opportunity to make lasting friendships with likeminded people, which means that I have a network I can call on in the future.вЂќ Paula Borges,Interior Design and Decoration Diploma graduate (2010) INTERIOR DESIGN ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF INTERIOR DESIGN abilities they need to design innovative solutions that meet human needs, as well as being safe, functional and attractive. In the first year of the course youвЂ™ll gain a solid grounding in foundation design studies. Through practical project-based 3 YEARS FULL TIME: 16вЂ“20 HOURS A WEEK work youвЂ™ll learn how to combine your knowledge with your aesthetic vision. 4 YEARS PART TIME (EVENINGS): 10вЂ“12 HOURS A WEEK PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEW YouвЂ™ll also learn how to interpret design briefs and communicate your design solutions to clients. YouвЂ™ll continue to design interior spaces for retail, hospitality, residential, corporate Sarah Truscott DESIGN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT MEET HUMAN NEEDS LAUNCH YOU INTO AN EXCITING CAREER AS A COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER Commercial interior designers work and exhibition environments. These on a wide range of projects, from projects are supported by studies in homes and workplaces to retail stores, digital visualisation and computer-aided exhibitions and galleries to hotels, design (CAD), so you can learn to create bars, restaurants and night clubs. As amazing presentations for clients. YouвЂ™ll well as being highly creative, interior also discover how a systematic and designers need a broad range of skills coordinated design process enables you and knowledge in to develop highly sophisticated design вЂў visual communication solutions. вЂў design history Final year focuses on more complex вЂў materials, construction and building interior design projects. During these, youвЂ™ll continue building your proficiency codes вЂў human environment needs in CAD, building technologies and вЂў CAD modelling professional practice. At the end of the вЂў professional practice course youвЂ™ll have a strong portfolio and will be well equipped to start working as Our Advanced Diploma of Interior Design an interior design professional. helps develop creative and technically The course is practical, has strong proficient interior designers. To do this, industry support and will launch you into we give our students the knowledge and an exciting career as an interior designer. GRADUATEвЂ™S DREAM JOB Margot Lane, a graduate of the Interior Design Advanced Diploma, won the 2006 DesignEX Award for Interior Design and the 2007 Design Institute of Australia Graduate of the Year Award for Interior Design. On graduating, Margot was successful in gaining a position with the prestigious interior design firm Geyer and has not looked back since! Margot said that the teachers at the Design Centre Enmore were so inspiring; she would not have achieved what she did without their support. INTERIOR DESIGN BACHELOR OF DESIGN (INTERIOR DESIGN) aided design (CAD) techniques. Second year is when youвЂ™ll learn about the material and regulatory dimensions of interior design, and become familiar with essential technical tools. YouвЂ™ll 3 YEARS FULL TIME: 16вЂ“20 HOURS A WEEK PORTFOLIO, ESSAY AND INTERVIEW also explore emerging design trends and the impacts that globalisation, new technologies and social changes have on the ways that people live and work. In your final year, youвЂ™ll focus on your own major interior design project that draws This three-year career-oriented together all the skills and knowledge bachelorвЂ™s degree combines both youвЂ™ve developed during the course. YouвЂ™ll practical and theory-based aspects of create your own brief and project scope interior design. ItвЂ™s aimed at students in an area youвЂ™re passionate about, then looking to study to an internationally apply high levels of creativity and rigour to recognised academic standard. During accomplish a complex project. the course, youвЂ™ll learn how to think Your final-year project will be supported critically, work proactively and manage by advanced studies in CAD visualisation, complex commercial interior projects building systems and design management. from the initial concept through to their YouвЂ™ll also demonstrate leadership as successful, detailed resolution. you address the social, ethical and Your first year provides an immersive environmental impacts of your design introduction to foundation design studies. solution, as well as investigating the global YouвЂ™ll also build the graphic and technical design scene. skills needed to develop, design and To equip you for practice as an interior communicate your ideas in response design professional, during the course to a range of interior design briefs. This youвЂ™ll undertake a work-based internship knowledge is embedded within a larger in a design practic framework that addresses cultural, historical and theoretical aspects of design. вЂњI recommend the interior design degree. It is really a The second year of the course focuses on different approach from what a university can offer.вЂќ individual and group projects for complex Charlotte Gelugne, Bachelor of Design graduate (2011) interior spaces in retail, hospitality, UNDERTAKE A WORK-BASED INTERNSHIP IN A DESIGN PRACTICE residential, cultural, corporate and exhibition contexts. These projects are supported by studies in digital visualisation and computer- COMMERCIAL SUCCESS Sydney TAFE has helped lay the foundation to a career as a commercial interior designer for Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) graduate Alex Laughlan, after one of her high school teachers told her it would give her a great start. Now working as a designer for major residential and commercial property company Colliers International, and focusing on commercial fit outs, the 26-year-old credits the industry standard facilities and the quality of learning with kick starting her career. вЂњWith a fantastic reputation for its teaching and being highly recognised within the design field, DCE was the obvious choice,вЂќ she says. Jacinta Ring PATHWAYS DIPLOMA DIPLOMA ADVANCED DIPLOMA + 1 YEAR + 2 YEARS + 1 YEAR ADVANCED DIPLOMA BACHELOR DEGREE BACHELOR DEGREE THE TVET ENVY HALF DAY PER WEEK, FULL-DAY SATURDAYS, OR SCHOOL HOLIDAY BLOCKS We offer TVET courses for Year 11 and 12 students in Design Fundamentals вЂ“ Interior Design. These courses give students a head start into their chosen OF DESIGN design career, as well as offering a direct pathway to further study at a tertiary level. SCHOOLS ACROSS AUSTRALIA AWARDS AND THE WINNER IS... Interior design students at DCE have enjoyed enormous competitive success in recent years. HereвЂ™s a snapshot of some of the achievements that have made the college the envy of design schools across Australia. 2014 AWARDS Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Australasian Graduate of the Year, Interior Decoration: First place вЂ“ Emma Parsons 2012 AWARDS 2008 AWARDS DIA NSW Graduate of the Year, Interior DIA Australasian Student Design Award, Design: Finalist вЂ“ Kylie Watkinson Interior Design: First Place вЂ“ Taryn James DIA Australasian Student Design Award, 2011 AWARDS Exhibition Design: First Place вЂ“ Alex DIA Australasian Student Design Award, Laughlan Interior Design: First Place вЂ“ Krisztina Belle Young Designer of the Year: Finalist вЂ“ Gabor Steven Cordony DIA NSW Graduate of the Year, Interior Decoration: Second Place вЂ“ Paula Borges 2007 AWARDS 2010 AWARDS Design: First Place вЂ“ Margot Lane DIA NSW Graduate of the Year, Interior DIA Australasian Student Design Award, Design: Finalist вЂ“ Pablo Albani Interior Design: First Place вЂ“ Amy Hare DIA NSW Graduate of the Year, Interior 2009 AWARDS Design: Second Place вЂ“ Georgina DIA Australasian Student Design Award, Escabedo Exhibition Design: First Place вЂ“ Wasim Jaber 2013 AWARDS DIA NSW Graduate of the Year, Interior Design: First Place вЂ“ Sarah Nicholson DIA NSW Graduate of the Year, Interior Belle Young Designer of the Year: First Place вЂ“ Javette Hamilton FEE-HELP AVAILABLE FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP are Australian Government loan schemes that help students cover their fees by allowing eligible students to study now and pay later once they reach a defined income level. FEE-HELP is available to students in our degree course. VET FEE-HELP is available to students in our diploma and advanced diploma courses. CONTACTS Design Centre Enmore (DCE) 110 Edgeware Road Enmore 2042 Phone: 1300 360 601 Email: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Web: sydneytafe.edu.au/careers/interior-design MEMBERSHIPS Educational Member International Federation of Interior Designers Educational Member Design Institute of Australia TAFE NSW Higher Education is a trading name of NSW TAFE Commission. Sydney TAFE is part of TAFE NSW.