With globalisation and enhanced quality of lives, people have increasingly higher expectations for more refined living in our urban environment. Be it the home, the school, office, shopping malls or recreational facilities, there is a rising need for creative interior and landscape designers to aesthetically fit out the environments to best suit the informed and sophiscated tastes of the occupants. Furthermore, in land-scarce Singapore, effective space planning and the integration of the natural environment is essential to optimise limited available space for the purpose of improving the quality of lives.
Diploma in Design (Interior & Landscape) is a 3-year full-time Diploma programme. It covers the theories and practical applications of interior design and landscaping with emphasis on the essential skills required to creatively explore and visually communicate conceptual ideas and design solutions. Students are guided from basic drafting and freehand sketching through to computer-aided draughting and presentation.
Students are trained to creatively integrate design with construction technology and to present design schemes at studio sessions progressively throughout the course, culminating in final design project submissions. This programme is also structured to develop analytical and creative thinking skills in students as well as to equip them with knowledge on management and supervisory skills in order to meet the demands of today's business environment.
Students also undergo an industrial attachment programme to put their skills into practice and gain experience before they graduate.
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates have the potential to become the new generation of specialists in the niche area of sustainability development. Graduates will be able to perform the following job roles:
- CAD/Technical Specialist
- Interior Designer
- Landscape Designer
3 GCE 'O' Levels
a) English Language - Grade 1 to 7;
b) Mathematics - Grade 1 to 6; and
c) A relevant subject - Grade 1 to 6; or ITE Higher NITEC or GCE 'N' Levels and NITEC with minimum GPA of 2.75 in a relevant discipline.
Those who have attempted the GCE 'O' Levels but do not meet the specified grade in English or Mathematics, may take an English or Mathematics test conducted by BCA Academy to enable the Academy to assess their enrolment eligibility.
Candidates with other academic qualifications and experiences may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
All new intake students are required to own a notebook with the following recommended specification and software:
- Intel Core Processor
- 8 GB RAM
- 64-bit Windows Operating System
- Microsoft Office
- Anti-virus software