Advance Diploma in Interior Styling Courses

1 Introduction to Interior Styling


The Interior Styling Program at Academy of Applied Arts begin with an understanding of the field of Interior Styling and how it is practiced. Starting from basic design principles the journey embarks into Interior Styling as a professional. Styling helps a student explore various materials, display options, use of accessories and carefully choosing colors that complement the theme thereby creating a visually appealing and purpose driven environment.
2 Drafting- craft of design
  Though acknowledging the industry shift to software for designing layouts, an emphasis on hand drafting is inculcated for a strong foundation of Interior Designing. A student is taken through the steps of Lettering, Scales, Geometrical Constructions, Plans, Elevations, Projections, Space Planning and Rendering with pen and ink. Human Anthropometrics, understanding of the human body, it's dimensions, movements and space requirements form an important part of the subject.
3 Space planning
  The word "SPACE PLANNING" itself gives meaning to it as how the space can be planned to be used optimally. It's the core element of Interior Designing and done at the initial level of any project whether you are constructing a home or an office. Students learn in-depth analysis of physical space considering the purpose the space is created for and the people who will use them. Plans and elevations are drawn to increase the functionality of a place with an understanding of anthropometrics (human dimensions), ergonomics, traffic flow and zoning.
4 Color theory and psychology
  The art and science of a color psychology is a vast subject with many professionals. Creating a complete career as consultants and trend forecasters. Our color perceptions are an amalgamation of traditions, background and conditioning which is important to understand while creating spaces as the same color may have opposite reactions in different cultures.
5 Color code and pallete technique
  Interior Design students generally get taught the basics of Colors i.e. Color wheel, vibes of color, composition and texture but not in context of Interiors. This leads to a major disadvantage at the stage when a student starts to practice. The lectures that get imparted at Academy of Applied Arts go beyond Color Theory, Color Wheel and Color Harmony. Students learn the Color Research that includes role and functions of colors in Interior Design, Color Systems - munsell color system, Pantone Color system for Architecture and Interior, color psychology, color illusions, color aesthetics and manipulation of colors to achieve a desired effect. This prepares a student as a professional with the knowledge to make educated decisions for clients.
6 Auto cad
  Acknowledging the universal acceptance of Computer-Aided-Drafting software, commonly referred to as AutoCAD, our students are imparted rigorous training and practice for this fundamental design tool. Under this heading a student will be introduced to the Auto CAD operating system, commands, keys, hatching, tools, techniques, managing object properties, construction techniques that prepares him to design and create draft plans, sections, elevations with accurate detailing, measurements and dimensions in two dimensions (2D) and three dimensions (3D).
7 Art movements
  Our present is shaped by the notable works of hundreds of artists spanning centuries. The footprints of many of these can still be felt today and are widely used, whether they happened 10 years or 100 years ago. They will delve into the evolution of various architectural styles and their social connotations. From Impressionism to post Impressionism celebrating the works of artists such as Manet, Degas and Van Gogh. From Ancient Indian architecture of temples and palaces to post Independence Rashtrapati Bhavan of Lutyen's Delhi. From Impressionism to post Impressionism celebrating the works of artists such as Manet, Degas and Van Gogh. From Ancient Indian architecture of temples and palaces to post Independence Rashtrapati Bhavan of Lutyen's Delhi.
8 Mood board (Activity)
  Creating a place requires an interior designer to work with variety of materials from furniture, fabrics, fixtures, flooring and many more. A mood board is a powerful visualization tool which helps navigate through diverse options to a coherent theme. It is represented as a creative collage of images, text and material samples.
9 Material exploration
  The history of construction and materials goes as back as the dawn of the civilizations and with time many more efficient material and products have now been learnt and produced by architects to construct those distinguished buildings. Inclusion of building materials in curriculum makes students learn about ever increasing range of materials and finishes used in construction, detailed aspects of materials, energy costs, ecological costs, durability and budgeting. Accompanied by faculty members market surveys are conducted for experiential learning of various materials to understand their practical usage and availability. Having acquired adequate knowledge, a student becomes an active participant in the development and application of the building materials to create aesthetic and sustainable spaces.
10 Building services
  A building is not just a shelter but a controlled environment which provides people a habitat where they can feel safe and at the same time live, work, leisure and progress. The topics in building services includes but is not limited to services such as lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, electric supply and circuits, renewable energy, drainage systems without all of which a building just becomes an uninhabitable shell. With the developed procedures and advancement of technology students also get to learn about the building regulations that have been introduced to better energy conservation, reduce contamination of the environment and climatic change. The objective of this topic is to establish a broad learning and understanding of the subject and then later form basis for further research.
11 Soft furnishings
  As the gradual increase in usage of soft materials in the living and drawing room the term 'Soft Furnishing' originated , which is particularly used to add beauty to the room and along with that also to add comfort to the normal life. Soft Furnishings are items made of fabric such as curtains, carpets , tapestry, sofa coverings that are used to decorate a room. These furnishings add colour, texture, softness and elegance to the ambience and is an important part of interior styling being both practical and decorative.
12 Construction techniques
  As we continue to design and create buildings which are taller, durable, comfortable and safer the knowledge of building construction techniques become ever more complex. A student under this heading will learn the about the construction techniques and building regulations involved in construction of traditional procedures, modern practices as well as post modern developments. The newest methods of teaching building construction is intended to make students learn about the improved efficiency & effectiveness, sustainability, spatial requirements, circulation guidelines and identifications of major circulation flows, structural strategies. Students are accompanied by faculties to the construction sites and building sites which involves the translation of designs into practicality.
13 Light and lightings
  'Whatever has to do with vision has to do with the light' Knowledge of fundamentals of Lights and Luminaries gives an ability to bring out the best of any space and structure. Lighting inherently has the ability to shape human behaviour, it helps a designer to create an ambience, highlight strengths and conceal shortcomings. At Academy of Applied Arts the knowledge of the subject is not limited to theoretical aspects of accent, ambience or task lighting but a student acquires hands on knowledge by working on various types of luminaries be it LED's, PAR, CDMT, QR 111 or fixtures like down lighters, mirror optics, sconces or wall washers. They further work on their application techniques for energy efficiency, sensors, dimmable and home automation to create lighting systems and plans.
14 Interior design styles
  Style is a form of extreme accuracy of an illustrated design. The emphasis have been laid on some of the most fashionable design movements. Art Deco that has the geometrical style of design, Art Noveau the curvilinear style of design, Indian, Realism, Minimalist, French, Zen, Impressionism, Modern, Post Modern, Surrealism, Pop Art et al. By studying and gaining knowledge of varied forms of Interior Style and Design from Classic to Post Modern a student is able to identify and differentiate Interior styles, generate understanding of what works and what doesn't, is able to create and apply one's own design.
15 Flat lays
  A flat lay is a picture taken of a collection of items laid out on a flat surface placed parallel to the camera. Usually there will be one item that is the main focus of the shot known as the ace, all the other items in the flat lay are there to complement the ace piece. It is one of the best ways to show off the design of your product. The traditional grid style is one of the simplest and most popular styles.
16 Vaastu and fengshui
  Abound with rich heritage and legacy, Indian Architecture & design is also shaped by its tradition for few. Respecting its diverse belief systems, an understanding of the thought process behind 'Vastu Shastra', their modern interpretations and relevance is given to students. Vaastu is an ancient science of architecture based on directions and natural energies that creates a harmony between surroundings and their influence on people's life. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of simple interaction of humans & their environments. It is an art of placement of things and objects that not only affect level of material comfort but also physical and mental health, relationships and worldly success. In the subject students get an understanding of Yin & Yang, five elements, use of color, selection of land, shapes of plots, types of magnetic compass, location and surroundings. Further familiarizing with major concepts and laws governing directions and corners, entries and passages, private and public space layouts.
17 BOQ and estimation and costing
  BOQ or Bill of Quantities is an important document produced prior to the construction to quantify requirements. The objective of BOQ is to provide adequate information about the quantity of material, work involved and pricing. Estimation and costing in Interior Design teaches a student the logic behind calculations in quantities required in construction activity keeping in mind three important factors quality, cost and time. Estimation is the ability to forecast planning and calculation of quantities before the start of any building project. The student learns about the various methods of measurements, unit prices, factors to consider while taking out pricing, labour cost, material cost, equipment cost, preparing price sheets and is able to experience the difference between the projected cost and the actual cost of the project.
18 Port-folio development
  Under this heading one learns to build portfolio which is a reflection of an Interior Designer's best work. A professional portfolio design demonstrates the presentation of design solution, creativity, style and composition. Students are assisted in exploring new presentation styles and are assessed with certain guidelines to create a portfolio which finally leads to an original piece of work that includes architectural drawings, photography, spacial planning, fine art drawings, rendering of objects and their descriptions. It gives student the ability to believe in their work, create unique concepts and designs and not be afraid to showcase the talent rather demonstrate new and out of the box ideas and projections.
19 Final examinations
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