Design Methods

Creative application of processes to three-dimensional forms

The course Design Methods combines the research, identification, exploration and communication of conceptual ideas of products and spaces through the adaptation of design elements and principles in form and space to satisfy specific needs for a design brief. In this course, you’ll produce a range of samples or concept realisations which show the creative application of processes to three-dimensional forms, and demonstrate knowledge of the design process as it applies to 3D work.



What you’ll learn
  • To source information on three-dimensional design
  • To explore the creative design process for 3D forms
  • To communicate concepts or ideas through applying design processes to 3D forms
  • To establish design requirements
  • To develop and refine a design brief
Who is this course for?

Individuals who would like to learn the foundation skills required for further study in the field of Interior Design & Decoration.

Want to train your team? If you have employees you want to enrol in this course get in contact with us to discuss your options.

Study modules
  • Topic 1: Elements + Principles of Design in 3D space
  • Topic 2: Design + Composition
  • Topic 3: Positive + Negative Space
  • Topic 4: People + Space
  • Topic 5: Proportions of Space
  • Topic 6: Concepts into Space
  • Topic 7: Collaboration + Communication
Course educators

During your course, you will be guided by an experienced online education professional who will be available to assist you with all aspects of your study.

Cherie KarlssonCherie Karlsson – Specialist in colour design. Cherie brings 10+ years education expertise and is a certified educator in her field. She has run multiple design-related businesses including her own Colour, Design & Interiors business.



Online education experience

These courses are designed to let you build your study around your busy life. We have developed an engaging educational experience which can be accessed from any device at any time.

  • Study anytime on any device with Canvas (our cloud-based Learning platform)
  • 24 hour response time to your queries 5 days per week
  • Study groups
  • Interactive webinars
  • Rich interactive content experience
  • Free access to the full Lynda video library


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Start date: Weekly intakes.

Study type: Online with appointed educator.

Duration: 10 weeks’ access to your course through our online learning platforms.
The recommended course duration is 60 to 80 hours of study.

Technology Requirements: Internet access / Computer.

Units of competency in this course: BSBDES502 / BSBDES303 / BSBDES401.

Online Course Delivery: This course is delivered by the International School of Colour and Design on behalf of Academy Information Technology (RTO: 90511).

Your personal educator: Upon enrolment, you’ll be allocated an experienced educator from the International School of Colour and Design who will mentor and support you throughout the course.

Certification: This course incorporates the delivery of nationally recognised units of competency which are accredited through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Provided that an eligible student has supplied the required enrolment information and has been assessed as competent, a Statement of Attainment for the appropriate units of competency will be issued.