Interior Decoration (2 years course / 5 days a week)

Interior Decoration (2 years course / 5 days a week)

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What to Study

We aim to nurture interior designers and decorators, who are able to handle a wide range of interior work from space design to space decoration.

"Interior decoration" is to make our living space beautiful and comfortable.
Then, what kind of space is beautiful and comfortable?
As there is no one who is the same to you, everyone has their own ideas of the perfect place. Therefore, interior designers and decorators are supposed to be able to understand the lifestyle of their clients, imagine their perfect place and make suggestions to them.

The target space includes various elements such as a floor, walls, windows or furniture. Therefore, interior designers and decorators need to grasp the space itself at first and select materials and furniture in quality, in addition to understand the life style of clients.

In Interior Designer major, students are expected to learn interior in general for both living and commercial space and be able to create beautiful and comfortable space in future.

How to Learn

We teach students basics, practice and communication step by step, which are essential for interior designers and decorators.

The curriculum consists of Design Module, Critical Studies Module and Communication Skills Module. Among them, Design Module and Critical Studies Module are taught through tutorial lessons.

During the first 10 weeks, students intensively learn drawing, modeling and texture expression and get into project works about living and commercial space. In their graduation work during the second year, actual companies become their clients and teach them what the outside world needs.

Also, we are giving students full support through certificate acquisition programs (students are entitled to take an exam to be a registered architect of the second class with 1 year of hands-on-background after they graduate) and studying abroad programs, as well as internship opportunities, industry-academia cooperation and the project work for graduation.

Interior Decoration (2 years course / 5 days a week)

Work field after graduation

As an interior planner
Graduates can work as an interior planner, who plans and designs inner space of buildings and supervises the construction.
As an interior decorator or coordinator
Graduates can work as an interior decorator or coordinator, who decorates inner space, makes a suggestion or gives advice on how to use it efficiently.
As a display designer
Graduates can work as a display designer, who takes care of display space in department stores, etc.
As a CG designer or CAD engineer
Graduates can work as a CG designer or CAD engineer, who creates design drawing or does CG work.
As a color coordinator
Graduates can work as a color coordinator, who deals with color planning in a wide range.
As a kitchen specialist
Graduates can work as a kitchen specialist, who takes care of kitchen planning.
As an architect/architectural designer/constructor
Graduates can work from as an architect/architectural designer/constructor to as a construction supervisor.
As an architect consultant
Graduates can work as an architect consultant, who makes a suggestion or gives advice on building constructions.
As a lighting consultant
Graduates can work as a lighting consultant, who designs lighting or make relevant suggestions for a better atmosphere.
As a housing environment coordinator
Graduates can work as a housing environment coordinator, who makes residences better for the elderly to live in.
As a commercial facility engineer
Graduates can work as a commercial facility engineer, who supervises the construction as well as plans and designs commercial space and its operating system.

Detailed Course Description

Design Module/Design Tutorial
2 tutorial lessons are offered a week in a small group of 5~8. This is to deal with relevant projects to interior, architecture and design.
Critical Studies Module/Critical Studies Tutorial
Students learn basic theories, design history and methods that will support their work during the class. 1 lesson is offered a week in a small group of 5~8, keeping pace with Design Tutorial.
Communication Skills Module
Students are expected to practice CAD, color practice, shape expression, presentations through this class, in connection with their design projects. This step is indispensable to give shape to their ideas in a better way.
Internship programs
Students can join an internship at eminent interior design/architectural firms or furniture makers for 2 weeks during the summer vacation of the second year upon request.
Industry-Academia cooperation
Companies offer design/competition projects so that students can understand how they work in the real field.
Management
Via the class, students are expected to understand the close connection between design and the society and how to apply their design ideas to business models.
Special lectures
Special lectures are held about 10 times a week by eminent professional designers and architects.
Curriculum(Mon 〜 Friday 9:30〜17:00)

Interior Decoration (2 years course / 5 days a week)

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Qualification

Diploma
When students graduate, they receive Diploma from the Ministry of Education.
※ICS is a vocational school permitted by Enforcement Regulations for the School Education Law. Graduates that studied for 2 years or more are treated as a ordinary college graduate when applying for jobs at private companies as well as civil service jobs, according to No.326 of the Rule of the National Personnel Authority in Japan.
A teachers' license for vocational schools
By taking lessons Association for technical and career education hosts, students can receive a teacher's license for vocational schools.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a registered architect of the second class ※A national qualification
Students are entitled to take the exam with 1 year of hands-on-background after they graduate.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a registered architect for wooden building ※A national qualification
Students are entitled to take the exam with 1 year of hands-on-background after they graduate.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a commercial facility engineer
Students older than 20 can take the exam during their school years. Once they pass it, they are entitled to take the performance test after achieving 1 year of hands-on-background.
A certificate as an assistant of a commercial facility engineer
ICS students who studied for 2 years or more can receive this qualification by taking a qualification lecture.
Vectorworks (CAD) skill acquisition basic course completion certification
Students are entitled to take the exam during their school years.
The entitlement to take an exam to be an interior planner
Students older than 20 can take the test during their school years. Once they pass it, they can take performance test by achieving 2 years of hands-on-background.
The entitlement to take an exam to be an interior coordinator
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a housing environment coordinator
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a kitchen specialist
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a lighting consultant
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a color coordinator
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a lifestyle planner
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
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