Training Diploma in Design Programmes

The Training Diploma in Design Programmes is a technical syllabus designed to equip students with computer programming skills for the Interior Design and Architecture field. The Diploma program will start from the basics of computer handling and no prior entry requirements are required. The Designers Studios approach to programme computer learning is based on building blocks. With a strong foundation, students can develop and grow their skills with confidence. Students will have in studio group sessions and access to detailed tutor notes and videos to assist them outside of the classroom.

If students successfully complete 7 courses (shown below) with The Designers’ Studio, they will receive a graded Diploma approved by the KHDA. To qualify for a Designers’ Studio Diploma, students will need to complete the following courses:

  • SketchUp Level 1 and 2
  • Vray for SketchUp (Level 3)
  • AutoCAD Level 1 and 2
  • Photoshop Level 1
  • Photoshop Portfolio Design (Final Course)

The internationally recognized Diploma is accredited by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority). Certificate courses take four weeks to complete while Diploma courses can be completed within an academic year with course combining. However, the ethos of The Designers Studio is flexible adult education, therefore students can take up to 36 months to complete their studies on Diploma Programmes. By the time students receive their Diploma, they will be armed with an eye-catching portfolio and skills required to make them sought after candidates in the field.

To maximize their grade, it is recommended that they demonstrate competency in all courses. Grades are awarded as follows:

Distinction– Student has shown a consistently excellent standard of work across all areas of design.

Honours– Student has shown a consistently high standard of work across all areas of design.

High Merit – Student has shown a consistently good standard of work across all areas of design.

Merit – Student has shown a consistently good standard of work across all areas of design.

Pass – Student has shown a consistently adequate standard of work across all areas of design.

Students do not have to apply for the Diploma immediately, we have a 30 day conversion offer whereby students are able to take one full course, then make a commitment to the Diploma. This allows students to get to know the studio, tutors, understand the learning and take their time with the decision. Students who do want to convert to a Diploma have two options after 30 days:

1. Bundle Package: The first is to convert to the Diploma Bundle offer (which is a discounted package rate as it is paid in one lump sum). It is the course price deducted from the bundle package offer.

2. Pay as you go: Students can be more flexible with the pay as you go package. You will need to pay a deposit of 1000 AED at the end of the 30 day period. This is redeemable against the final Photoshop Portfolio course. Students are then able to pay course by course as they climb the Diploma ladder.

*** Students who do not convert after the 30 day period will not be able to convert to the Diploma. Your intent must be known.