The art of interior design lies in being able to transform any space into one that is both awe-inspiring and enjoyable to live in. Now, interior design is seen as a way to express one’s personality, dreams and ambition, and a key person who makes that happen are interior designers.
The common misconception surrounding an education in interior design is that the career choices are limited. A graduate of interior design is thought to be able to only pursue a career as an interior designer. However, this is not the case as there is a myriad of options to choose from. Many graduates from The One Academy went on to become furniture designers, film, TV and stage set designers, model makers and even interior contract managers. As such, having an education in interior design opens up a host of possibilities for the students to delve in after they finish.
The local interior design industry has also seen its fair share of increase in the recent years. More and more consumers are enlisting the help of professionals to transform their work, entertainment and home spaces to something better than before. New trends such as green roofs, indoor greenery, landscaping works are being implemented to ordinary living spaces, something which has not been done in the past. These trends are expected to grow and change throughout the years, paving the way for more interior design enthusiasts to grow their careers.
At The One Academy, we take pride in offering courses that not only meet industry standards but also challenge and help creative students to grow while gaining knowledge. Students will learn the best of both residential and commercial interior design ranging from site study, space planning and interior concept development to lighting and furniture design, learning to identify, research and creatively solve problems relative to function and quality of built environment. Upon completion, students will be able to plan and design commercial and residential building interiors for effective use with emphasis on space creation, planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments. This ensures that when students graduate from The One Academy, they are ready to take on the industry.
Besides that, the range of educators we have at The One Academy are top notch as well. The head of the Interior Design department is none other than Dr. Eric Leong. He is a renowned interior designer with extensive experience in the field. He started his interior design make-over show2001 with ‘Casa Impian’ and it was the first home interior make-over show in Malaysia. Years on, he still has the same fiery passion for the subject and guides students to encourage them to take over the industry. He heads a fine team of lecturers who share the same vision, to educate and nurture young creative minds and equip them to be successful in the future.
Whether you are an artistic individual with an eye for detail or the creative sort with a knack for wide spaces, fret not as you will find a place in the interior design industry.