Commercial Design 2


Continue your development with Commercial 2, students will build on their skills learnt from Commercial 1. The focus of this course will be on Retail, Office and Salon design. Students will learn about the ergonomics and theory’s behind these spaces with a focus on materials and specifications.

  • What does the course cover?

    Topic 1

    • Final Project review
    • Difference between interior designer and visual merchandiser
    • The psychology of retail design: colour
    • Principles of retail design
    • Types of retail lighting
    • Activity 1: Retail design

    Topic 2

    • Office interior design
    • Functional needs
    • Zones in a standard office
    • Office design and company culture
    • Office design comparisons

    Topic 3

    • Workstation dimensions
    • Ergonomics of office design
    • Office materials
    • Raised flooring
    • Lighting in offices
    • Activity: Office design

    Topic 4

    • Salon interior design
    • Zones and areas within salons
    • DM requirements for salons
    • Standard dimensions
    • Lighting and salon design
    • Activity: Salon design layout and mood board

    Topic 5

    • Test & Feedback
    • Project Presentations
    • Diploma Reminder

  • Dates

    • June 20th  to  July 11th Thursday – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM


  • Cost

    • In studio Learning – 2900 AED
    • Pre-recorded Online Learning – 1850 AED
  • Available for online training?


  • Requirements

    Residential 1, 2, 3, AutoCad 1, SketchUp 1 & Commercial 1 from The Designers’ Studio or equivalent (contact us to check).

  • Materials

    Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board

  • Internship & Work

    Internships and the work placement program is only in conjunction with the Professional Practice Diploma. If you would like work placements it is recommended to take the higher Diploma.