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Associate Diploma in Interior Decoration & Furniture

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    Associate Diploma in Interior Decoration & Furniture
  • Program Duration
    1 Year
  • Delivery Method
    On Campus
  • Credit hours
    24
  • Program Cost (VAT Execluded)
    SAR 31,200

​Program Overview

This hands-on program is developed to give trainees the creative and practical skills needed to pursue a career in the field of interior decoration, interior techniques, furniture and related industries. Designing the interior of a home, office, hotel, restaurant or shop requires special training and developing skills that allow practitioners in the field to make design decisions, select and match materials, fabrics, colors, and textures that create unique and pleasant environments.

In this dynamic and practice-oriented program, trainees will acquire technical drawing skills (both 2D & 3D) and develop the sensibility of design and decorative arts as well as interior construction, fabrication, and assembly techniques of interior material finishes, furniture, and upholstery. With developed knowledge and skills across different decorating styles and design approaches, the graduates of this Associate Diploma Program will be able to engage designers/architects/engineers and help home and business owners in materializing creative interiors. Graduates will be able to provide design/decoration and technical services for a wide range of interiors.

​Educationbal Objectives

The educational objectives are as follows:

  • To provide graduates with a comprehensive competency based education so that they will be able to assume professional responsibilities in a range of design industries.
  • To help graduates refine their ability to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to solve complex design problems.
  • To prepare graduates to develop the technical skills to engage effectively in multi-disciplinary teams in the interior design industries.
  • To help graduates understand the ethical and professional issues related to design based professions, businesses and industries.​

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • K1: Identify the decorative design elements, aspects, and variables. 
  • K2: Understand the furniture history, categories, types and how to match furniture with different interior environments.
  • K3: Explain the up-to-date decorative design issues considering national, regional, and global contexts. 

Skills:

  • S1: Develop creative interior decoration, space layouts and furnishing. 
  • S2: Prepare technical 2D and 3D drawings and sketches for building interiors.
  • S3: Acquire the artistic sensibility of selecting surface materials, colors, finishing, lighting, flooring, and furnishings. 
  • S4: Provide close supervision for on-site construction and material assembly. 
  • S5: Use cutting-edge software and High-tech fabrication and machine technologies in the production of interior décor elements, furniture, and accessories. Values, Autonomy, and Responsibility

Values, Autonomy, and Responsibility:

  • V1: Demonstrate basic teamwork, leadership skills, and responsibility. 

Career opportunities

Associate Diploma in Interior Decoration & Furniture prepares graduates to work in: 
  • Consulting Design Firms. 
  • Interior Design Contractors. 
  • Interior Décor suppliers and Manufacturers. 
  • Furniture, Textile, and Upholstery Suppliers, wholesale Merchandisers and Manufacturers. 
  • Kitchen Cabinet Designers, Suppliers, Manufacturers and Contractors. 
  • Major Home and residential Décor stores. 
  • Facilities Departments in Public and Private agencies, Government Offices, Schools, Universities, shopping malls and many others. 
  • Print and Digital Media Venues. 
  • Specialized Galleries and Retail Stores (lighting, Decorative Accessories, Color, Art, etc.)​

Admission Requirements:​

  • High School or equivalent​​


Study Plan 

Please check the study plan of  ​Associate Diploma in Associate Diploma in Interior Decoration & Furniture as PDF​

Tuition and Fees​

  • Program Duration
    No. of credit hours
    Tuition per credit hour
    (VAT Excluded)
    Program Tuition per credit hour (VAT Included)
    Program Tuition (VAT Excluded)
    ​Program Tuition (VAT Included)
  • 1 Year (4 Levels)
    24
    SAR 1,300
    SAR 1,495
    SAR 31,200
    SAR 35,880​​

Courses Tuition Breakdown: ​

  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Excluded)
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Included)
  • Levels 1 (8 weeks)
  • Sketching & Technical Drawing
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Colouring & Rendering
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Interiors Elements & Principles
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Home Interiors
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Level 1 Summary
    6
    7,800
    8,970
  • Levels 2 (8 weeks)
  • Computer Modelling (I)
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Details in Interior Decoration
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Design
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Commercial Interiors (Studio II)
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Level 2 Summary
    6
    7,800
    8,970
  • Level 3 (8 weeks)
  • Interior Issues
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Finishing Materials & Processes
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Computer Modelling (II)
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Lighting for Interiors
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Level 3 Summary
    6
    7,800
    8,970
  • Level 4 (8 weeks)
  • Furniture History
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Furniture Details & Production
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Furniture Design (Studio III)
    2
    2,600
    2,990
  • Codes & Project Management
    1
    1,300
    1,495
  • Level 4 Summary
    6
    7,800
    8,970
  • Program Summary
    24
    31,200.00
    35,880.00

​Other Fees

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Application and Admission procedures fees
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • Placement Test
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • E-Learning Resources Fees
    SAR 173/month

Impo​rtant notes:

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition fee upon registration.
  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services, including Blackboard and Banner access, from students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if their account status is delinquent.
  • There are no installments allowed for any of the PACE-HIT programs (less than 5 weeks).
  • In the event that the student chooses to pay in installments for the PACE-HIT programs (6 weeks and above).
  • Students are required to pay their full tuition and fees upon registration or a payment plan is available as follows:
    • Upon Registration (First Installment):

      50% of the total training course fees

    • ​Final Instalment:

      The last 50% of the t​otal training course fees

Payme​​​​nt Methods

The payment can be made by:
  • e. Payment http://onlinepayment.effatuniversity.edu.sa
  • Cash (working hours are from 8:00 Am to 3:00:PM)
  • Cheque payable to Effat University
  • Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express)
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account
    • Wire Transfer Required Information
    • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
    • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
    • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
    • International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210

Contact Information:

For financial inquiries, please email us on: Financial@effatuniversity.edu.sa ​

Cancellation or Refund Policy

Please click here for cancellation and refund policy for training and professional certificate programs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact Information
Program Director
Tel.+966530015282