Window treatments & softs (Curtain making) Short Learning Programme The Curtain Making Short Learning Programme (SLP) provides learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of curtain making and the basics for decorative sewing. SLPs differ from our full qualifications, which are registered with the South African Qualifications Authority on the National Qualifications Framework. Curtaining and decorative sewing is an integral part of the Interior Decorating process because it is the final phase of the process as an idea develops from an abstract design to a tangible, finished product. Students are presented with the basic techniques of sewing that can be applied to all aspects of Decoration. Lectures include: • • • • • • • • • • Introduction to curtain making and revision of basic sewing Introduction to curtain hardware Cutting fabric and lining choices Measuring curtains and determining fabric and pattern match Curtain heading and applying a variety of stitches Curtain headers and handmade headers. Basic needlework applied to scatter cushions and bed linen Introduction to blinds Blind construction Create scatter cushions or bed linen Entry requirements: Applicants need to have basic sewing skills. Duration: 6 months About The Design School Southern Africa Rational creativity. That’s the beauty of a career in design. An education in design is no different than design itself. It should be well-planned, contemporary and, above all, creative. That’s our philosophy at The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA). The Design School Southern Africa was founded in 1990 and grew to become one of the leading design education and training institutions in the country priding itself on providing an inspirational learning environment. Whether it’s Fashion Design, Graphic Design or Interior Design, we will nurture your talent for planned creativity. Today the Design School Southern Africa is a key division of The Independent Institute of Education (pty) Ltd which is the country’s largest, most accredited provider of private higher education. Graduates from DSSA are well respected throughout the design industry. This is because we enhance your natural ability with real-life skills, giving you the best chance to break into the professional world. Our lecturers are specialists in their particular fields who will teach to you the business, management and communication skills you will need to make a success of your career. You will also master the latest technologies which lie at the core of today’s industry. Best of all, you will achieve all this in a creative environment full of like-minded individuals. Our students have proven time and again that they are amongst the best in the country, going on to win awards at every level and achieving enormous success in their chosen fields. If you are passionate and gifted in your ability to design and create, The Design School Southern Africa will help you build the foundation you need to make a success out of your chosen career! The following full time qualifications can be studied at the DSSA: • BA Fashion Design (3 years minimum study) • BA Graphic Design (3 years minimum study) • BA Interior Design (3 years minimum study) • Higher Certificate: Art and Design (1 year minimum study) The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) The DSSA is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The IIE is the largest and most accredited private provider of higher education in South Africa. This means that not only will you enjoy the creative environment and leadership provided by DSSA, but you will be assured that the quality of your education meets the standards of The Independent Institute of Education. The IIE is responsible for academic governance as well as the curriculum offered and delivered through all its educational brands including that of DSSA. In the case of DSSA and other niche brands within The Independent Institute of Education the subject matter leadership comes from the campuses who work with the team at The Independent Institute of Education to ensure that what you receive in the classroom matches your highest expectations. The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd © is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/ FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). It is a wholly owned subsidiary of AdvTech Ltd which is registered on the JSE – offering you the security of sustainability and quality governance. Find out more about the Independent Institute of Education. Visit www.iie.ac.za Campuses Bordeaux Campus, JHB Corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Main Street, Bordeaux, Randburg 011 326 3830 [email protected] GPS Coordinates: S26.10868° E28.01795 Pretoria Campus 270 Veale Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria 012 346 5057 [email protected] GPS Coordinates: S25°46’17.8” E028°14’00.6 Durban Campus * The Grideye Office Park, 16 Imvubu Place, Imvubu Drive, Riverhorse Valley, Durban from 2013. 031 003 0182/3/4 [email protected] GPS Coordinates: S29° 46’56.4” E31° 00’04.5” *Final programme approval pending [email protected] | www.designschoolsa.co.za [email protected] | www.designschoolsa.co.za The Design School Southern Africa is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education and training institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number: 1987/004754/07.
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