Art, Architecture, Design & Travel


Advanced Interior Styling Course For Graduates

The Interior Styling Diploma is aimed at those wishing to learn the elements and principal components involved in decorating and styling development of a pre-existing space.  It will inspire and impart the necessary knowledge needed to move into a career in styling.

This Diploma teaches the essential aspects of Interior Styling, from initial brief to client presentation and how to develop an exciting yet functional space for both residential and commercial clients.

Learn how to create innovative and inspiring interiors

Have you ever walked into a room and said "wow". Our Interior Styling Diploma will explain how to create interiors that are innovative and inspiring.

The course expands on the understanding of colour and design and applies this to practical styling situations.

Industry professionals share their insight into contemporary methods and provide practical advice on a range of areas including presentation skills and professional practice. You will work with realistic briefs to expand your creative problem solving skills, resulting in a sound knowledge of products and suppliers. Additionally, you will develop and enhance your ability to liaise with clients and provide them with a professional service, create an awareness of contemporary trends and use them in exciting new ways, present innovative solutions that go beyond client expectations, and gain technical and product knowledge essential to the industry.

Subject Areas

The Interior Styling Diploma teaches you:

The role of the interior stylist
Client analysis and expectations
Site visits, taking a brief and specifying, presenting concepts, invoicing and fees
Commercial and domestic clients
Setting up a reference file
Researching contacts and suppliers
Knowing the design industry
Creating reference files and visiting trade shows
Society memberships, interest groups, important decorators
Working with wholesalers and retail outlets
Window treatments and fabric wholesalers
Upholstery, accessories and trims; acquiring and hanging artworks.
Enhancing pre-existing spaces
Psychology and styling, mood and style development
Soft furnishings, furniture and furniture arrangement
Feng Shui and space manipulation, lighting and flooring
Introduction to colour consulting
Tone, texture and pattern
Working with architects and builders
Styling and decorating
Kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms
Home office/home theatres
Family rooms
Indoor/outdoor spaces
Styling for children's needs
The hallway and entrances

Styling and trends

Overview of colour associations and colour forecasters
Historical/cultural background to styles
Existing and emerging styles - what's next?

The journey into business

Planning & profiling your business
Contracts, legal aspects of decorating, marketing and managing your creative business
Professional Outcomes
The Interior Styling Diploma will enable you to:

Become a stylist
Work on both residential and commercial properties
Become a member of the design industry
Establish your own interior styling business
Personal Outcomes

The Interior Styling Diploma is a rewarding personal experience that will:

Inspire you to work in the design industry
Enable you to create long lasting friendships and connections with like-minded people
Teach you how to interact confidently and creatively with fellow designers and industry professionals
Give you great pleasure and a sense of personal satisfaction in producing a portfolio for exhibition
Allow you to develop yourself creatively
Get to know your personal style

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