Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Contact:Colleen Cocotos
Tel:+27 21 440 2278
Address:6&7th Floor, Thomas Pattulo Building, 19 Jan Smuts Road, Foreshore, Cape Town

The practice of interior design relates to architecture on the one hand and to industrial design on the other. The aim of the course is to develop awareness and skills ranging from design in building to furniture design, and could be defined as the creative problem-solving process applied to the practical solution of three-dimensional problems, primarily within the environment of buildings.

The course objectives are:

  • To develop a critical awareness and practical application of two- and specifically three-dimensional design principles
  • To create awareness of the commercial applications of design
  • To encourage understanding of the responsibility of the designer to society and the individual user
  • To draw on historical and contemporary studies in order to heighten design awareness
  • To provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the performance of materials and how they can be applied to construction
  • To develop the skills required to communicate the design intention