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Is interior design something for you?
The interior design programme will turn you into a true professional who tackles an assignment with a sense of reality and functionality and who can show the imagination, personality and sense of aesthetics needed to make a difference. An open mind, creativity, enthusiasm and empathy are essential, but so are independence, a sense of accuracy, technical insight and communication skills.
As an interior designer, you work around spatial problems. In doing so, you will be the creative hub that drives the entire design process. You will often also have to monitor the execution of the works. Throughout this process, communication in all its forms is crucial - with all parties involved, both professionals and lay people. Moreover, as an indispensable link between client and executor, you must be able to assist and advise your client at all times.
Structure of training
Central to the programme are the studios. Here, you are challenged to develop and unfold your creativity, your personality and your own vision of spatial design in concrete and realistic design assignments. This with thorough personal support and intensive guidance. The theory subjects help you test the realism and feasibility of your designs.
At the beginning of the programme, you get to know all aspects of a design process. We sharpen your creativity and teach you to make well-founded choices and formulate concepts based on thorough analysis. Special attention is paid to ways to explore those aspects of interior design practice that appeal to you most.
In the Concept & Spatiality focus, the emphasis is on concept formation, where your personal vision and perception of space form the basis for the design. In Furniture & Design, you learn to design furniture and design objects through specific research and design methods. The use, function and form of objects are the starting point. Flexibility and adaptability are central to the final study focus Temporary Installations, where the word 'temporary' refers to the duration of use. In terms of assignments, you focus on scenography, stand construction, designing exhibitions and events. In Interior Design & Advice, the assignment is to decorate and design within an existing spatial context. The technical elaboration and detailing receive emphatic attention, as do the layout of advice files and aspects of sales.
The bachelor's thesis, in your graduation year, is a further and advanced specialisation in one of these focuses. In that graduation year, you will also go on work placement. There you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge and skills against the day-to-day practice of the interior designer. You can also emphasise your own interests and specialities when choosing your internship.
The interior designer's field of work
After our training, you will be able to work in a wide range of fields within architecture and design. You can work as an employee or on a self-employed basis in a wide range of sectors: (re)construction, stand and set design, exhibition design, product design, furniture and design design, etc.
After the bachelor
KASK & Conservatorium gives you lots of opportunities for further study. For example, there is the professional bachelor's degree in landscape and garden architecture. Subject to an admission test, you can also move on to academic arts courses (master's degree) such as autonomous design, graphic design, fashion or textile design. Within the HOGENT, still within the construction sector, you can further qualify in the professional bachelor's degree in Real Estate/Brokerage. If you do want to continue your studies in the field of (interior) architecture, you can do so after a bridging programme.
- Graduation 2022, photo: Benina Hu
- Graduation 2022, photo: Benina Hu