In a latest bid to give opportunity to students interested in Interior Designing the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) is introducing the Diploma in Interior Design in collaboration with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia.
NIBM which is the premier business and IT school in Sri Lanka functions as a statutory body under the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training, thereby ensuring a stable and state-of-the-art environment for students as well as internationally recognized diploma's and degrees.
Interior Design takes into consideration basic human needs and aspirations for living through its expressions of style, structure, function and form. It is a highly respected profession that responds to the needs of the building industry and corresponds to the social development, economic growth and prosperity of a country.
While responding to changes in the design environment, interior design also plays a vital role in ensuring the continual preservation of a country's identity and heritage. Students will begin with thorough training in the basic principles of building and design, then move onto explore various areas of specialization.
Thus the Diploma will focus on aspects of building construction, Building Science, Dealing with people and environment, manual and CADD drawing techniques and historical aspects, including Sri Lankan and international history.
As students progress to a contemporary level, they will be focusing on fundamental architectural ideas, theories, special studies, design and communication including furniture designing, and most importantly professional studies which prepare them for the actual work itself.
Furthermore, with this diploma the student can open doors into fulfilling professions in architecture, work for interior design firms and also can work in furniture designing.
D.M.A Kulasooriya, Director Productivity and Management Development said that the diploma offers opportunity for school leavers to spend a fraction of the cost of studying abroad and finding employment overseas.
"Most of the time students spend large sums of money to get a qualification in the subject, and also that money goes abroad. Our course is not only of a high standard but gives the student the choice of completing the Three -year diploma here of abroad in Malaysia," he explained.
Linkokwing University of Malaysia, the most creative and Enterprise Graduate Center for Creative Technology, gives opportunity for local students to receive internationally recognized Bsc (Hons) Degrees and Diplomas in fields where there is a huge demand for employment as project managers in Buildings, Shopping Malls, Construction projects and as Interior Designers.
Linkokwing is and international University with a global presence across four continents and with over 25,000 students coming from more than 144 countries.