Nelson Mandela University

Contact:Lene Smit Architectural Technology & Interior Design
Tel:+27 41 504 3499
Address:2nd Floor Building 8, South Campus, University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

At Nelson Mandela University we offer 2 qualifications in Interior Design.

  • The Diploma in Interior Design  which is a 3 year full time programme.
  • The Advance Diploma in Interior Design which is a 1 year full time programme in addition to the Diploma in Interior Design.

The Interior Design Diploma programme aims to produce interior designers who will be competent to design the working spaces or living environments of people so that they are more efficient, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The focus is on the re-use of existing buildings or installations in new buildings of a variety of types but most particularly the commercial field. Design exercises are augmented by the study of interior design theory, history of interior design, soft furnishings, marketing, retail design, shop fitting, space planning and related construction technologies and building services. Design trends across the spectrum of design disciplines and the latest developments in design thinking are covered in detail.

The Interior Design Advance Diploma is a design-focused course and aims to produce senior interior designers who can, with some experience, practice independently as part of the team of consultants responsible for major new and adaptive re-use projects.