A full or part-time career as an interior designer offers one of the few remaining opportunities for individual freedom, self-expression and financial gain. It’s also a lot of fun and can lead to varying degrees of fame and fortune.
This interior design course will show you how to navigate the interior design industry. At the end of this course, you will have the necessary training and skills to successfully handle virtually any assignment. You will have an insider’s knowledge of what the market requires and how to go about providing it.
As an interior designer. you will have the opportunity of being your own boss and working from home. With a home office and low overheads you can start as a self-employed interior designer and build your business and reputation project by project. Or you may choose to first gain experience in a larger design company. Here you can develop your professional contacts, gain a greater sense of self-confidence and build a following of satisfied clients.
Using the knowledge and skills you’ll acquire through this interior design course, you may also choose to turn your own home into a showcase of your talent, with your surrounds being a live portfolio of your design ability.
You may also wish to work in residential, commercial or hospitality design, the furniture, textile or construction industries, or exhibition design. Remember, the interior designer is even needed to design film and television sets. Perhaps this might be you.
With experience, your commissions can eventually vary from designing residential interiors to interiors of large public buildings like galleries, exhibitions and trade shows, or commercial interiors like offices, retail spaces and holiday rental apartments, or hospitality interiors for cafes, restaurants and bars.
Opportunities for trained interior designers are everywhere. You can operate your own business, work freelance or seek assignments in design or architectural consultancies, in department and furniture stores, hotel and restaurant chains, antique dealers, furniture and textile manufacturers, as well as in display and merchandising. If you prefer a sales career, selling or working with furniture, carpets, wallpapers or any related field, your training and qualifications will prove of great benefit.
Interior design is one of the few professions that does not discriminate in any way. You can be any age, sex, race or religion and become a successful interior designer. You can work from home or office. To a large degree you can choose your own hours and the nature of the work you accept.
This craft does not demand a university degree or other academic qualifications. Once you know what the industry requires, you have a highly marketable skill.
By definition you become a professional interior designer with your first paid assignment. Be prepared for one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life!
At the end of this course, you will have the necessary training and skills to successfully handle virtually any assignment. You will have an insider’s knowledge of what the market requires and how to go about providing it.
Work in interior design can offer financial security for life. Australians lavish money and attention on their homes. In many businesses and retail spaces it’s an obligation that can’t be ignored. There is also the quiet but undeniable pleasure of seeing your concepts become a reality and the satisfaction of delighting your clients.
You’ll find that interior design is an adventure limited only by your own imagination and flair – qualities which will be further developed throughout this course.
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