Design Course (10 week course)
This study category address a variety of interesting and essential topics or courses that will aid and develop designers from a variety of backgrounds. Design is a crucial part of life. Almost everything we experience or have contact with has some form of design relating to it. The courses in this category have been carefully compiled to teach students the fundamentals that cannot be self-taught. It includes content exclusive to Irene School of Garden Design. With the new stackable courses, students can enjoy a theme or topic for leisure as a course on its own or opt for stacking each theme into a global credential. The Design Course is offered with a credential of attendance for those who complete the course for leisure. Students may choose to submit the given assignments for assessment to obtain a credential of achievement/excellence or if they prefer, to stack the course into the global credential.

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Applicable to: Interior Design, Garden Design, Architecture, Spatial Planners, Homeowners & people interested in Design
Duration: 10 lessons presented on mornings, evenings or 4 full Saturdays.
Approximate time of assignments: 3 times that of the classes
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Repetition: 3 times annually
Price: R 9749.00
Code: (DCC)

Spatial design:
Form space order and circulation

Architectural Spatial Design is essential to the design of any kind of space, even virtual spaces. The form space order and circulation principles are the tools that the designer needs in order to lay out or set out good, working spaces. Contrary to spatial decoration or design principles generally taught, it is particularly difficult to obtain this skill through only books and theory. This core component of design is the pivoting point in most designers’ creative careers and gives designers an advantage in the understanding of architecture and space. Unique to Irene School of Garden Design, the course looks at the various philosophies and how to implement them.

Spatial History:
History 1:
From Antiquity to the Renaissance

An understanding of history will inspire designers to explore styles as inspiration. It broadens the frame of reference designers have at their disposal, and is an insightful way of learning about the milieu we live in today. The history courses draw interesting parallels between various categories of design. This course deals with history from antiquity to the pivoting explosion of garden design in the Renaissance.

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History 2:
The Renaissance, Baroque and English/Asian garden movement

An understanding of history will inspire designers to explore styles as inspiration. It broadens the frame of reference designers have at their disposal, and is an insightful way of learning about the milieu we live in today. The history courses draw interesting parallels between various categories of design. This course deals with the Renaissance, Baroque and English garden in particular as well as an introduction to Asian design. (This section can include a follow up film session upon request)

History 3:
20th Century to present day

An understanding of history will inspire designers to explore styles as inspiration. It broadens the frame of reference designers have at their disposal, and is an insightful way of learning about the milieu we live in today. The history courses draws interesting parallels between various categories of design. This course deals with the Art, Architecture and Garden Design of the 20th century and includes a brief synopsis between the timeframes Post-Baroque and Art Nouveau.

Lighting:
Outdoor lighting & construction

Outdoor Lighting is an exciting theme that explores the layering and design of artificial lighting schemes focussed on gardens, but which is also very much applicable to Interior Design. The course explores different luminaires and light sources as well as material on how to design with natural light. The course will introduce students to the construction requirements of installing lighting outdoors. Various lighting design schemes are critiqued using the principles taught. This course theme will not only optimise a lighting environment’s mood, but also assist in conserving energy, improving quality and getting the most out of such an investment.

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Water features:
Water feature design & construction

Water features are most likely the biggest consideration for most gardeners. It is important to be informed about the various aspects relating to water features in order to make sound design and maintenance decisions. This course discusses the important considerations of water features as well as swimming pools. We take a closer look at the reticulation systems and discharges available and introduce students to the construction considerations of water elements. This course theme is particularly supportive to students and homeowners considering an outdoor water feature or swimming pool.

Concept formulation:
Exploring ideas and inspirations

Concept formulation is probably one of the most crucial parts in any design. Often completely misunderstood and described as the idea, the concept and its formulation is explored in depth with this study theme. This course is philosophical in nature and appeals to a variety of design related careers. Concept formulation is an essential phase of a complete design process, without which the quality of a design outcome is questionable. Insightful and applicable to a diverse myriad of careers this course theme cements the essence of a project, enriches the process, and appropriately adjudicates a design outcome.

Prices and starting date options...

Design Course (10 weeks) R9 749  
Starting dates:
Morning courses:
6 March
3 September
Evening courses:
10 May
26 September
Saturday course:
17 March
(Full Saturdays)
 

Our Comprehensive courses are one of the most cost effective ways to study or invest in as an enthusiast. Our aim is to provide exceeding personal and career related value at an affordable price. Irene School of Garden Design accommodates smaller groups to ensure the quality we are renowned for, and to give students personal attention. Booking is essential to ensure you have a reservation on our industry leading course.

Our courses can be paid for up front or a 50% deposit and the remainder paid 2 weeks before the course ends.

Additional information. What you need to know...
Design-4All course notes are provided digitally: online to download or on your portable drive. Computer design programs are provided as training tools only and students must use their own electronic equipment such as laptops or computers. We do our absolute best to keep additional costs to a minimum. Arrangements has been made for student discount on stationary, and printing. Plantland and Irene School of Garden Design co-op provide most of the plants and materials needed for the show garden exhibitions.

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