Interior Architecture

This Qualification will teach the student how to operate various CAD software applications and focuses on interiordraughting as well as the basics of architectural draughting, as the two go hand-in-hand. It will skill the learner to draught via CAD software, the technical drawings, details as well as the complete presentation drawings for the client.Draughting is very much a crucial part of this course. In general it is an exciting and important career. In the past, various forms of Draughting was performed by hand, but today, computers make life much easier for everyone.

Subject: 1 Year National Certificate

  • The Visual Language of Design
  • The History of Style, Decoration and Architecture
  • Design Styles
  • Space Planning
  • Lighting
  • Colour
  • Interior Finishes
  • Decorative Textiles and Fabrics
  • Furniture, Art and Accessories
  • Working with Clients
  • Visual Communication
  • Setting Up an Interior Design Business

Job Opportunities

  • Interior Draughtsperson
  • Architectural Draughtsperson, CAD 2D Designer, CAD 3D Designer, CAD Operator
  • General Draughtsman

Entrance Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate – Grade 12 (Matric)
  • NQF Level 3 Qualification
  • Mathematics literacy at Grade 12 (Extended or Core–Namibia)
  • Communication / English at Grade 12
  • Engineering Graphics & Design or Visual Arts at Grade 12 (Advantageous)

Interior design offers students insight into techniques of arranging the internal spaces of dwellings small and large using controlled methods of placing and matching objects that work in harmony to create a pleasant living environment. Interior is closely related and interlinked with other design disciplines like graphic, architecture and industrial.


  • NQF Level 5
  • February enrolment
  • 8 x 1h 45 min sessions per week
  • Continuous project-based assessment
  • 240 hours of Work integrated
  • 240 hours of Work integrated Learning to be completed in 3rd year
  • Final year portfolio submission

International Certifications – Global Certified User

  • Autodesk: Revit
  • AutoCAD – 2D & 3D
  • Inventor Fusion 360°
  • Maya
  • 3DS Max Adobe Suite
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver

Job Opportunities

  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Space Planner
  • Architectural Draughtsperson
  • CAD 2D Designer
  • CAD 3D Designer,
  • Building and Planner

Employment relevant to the qualification although not restricted to is an exhibition and textile designer, production, spatial designer and a merchandiser or stylist. The aim of this Qualification is to develop the skills to adapt spaces and buildings in innovative ways to improve their functionality. Interior Design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design in an analytical manner. This programme is designed to introduce learners to the fast growing and competitive interior design industry. Successful learners can demonstrate specialised skills and techniques such as developing a design concept from conceptual stages through the process of designing interiors and elements to be used in interiors and planning a room’s décor.