Colour Foundation +

Design Processes Subject Bundle

Design Processes is an introduction to the foundations of interior design and decoration process and development. It begins and expands the knowledge of conceptualisation and the phases of design work.

In this subject you will produce a range of samples and concept realisations which show the creative application of processes to (non-digital i.e. not using software) 2- dimensional forms. You will learn about the elements and principles of design, brainstorming and mind maps, composition uses, design techniques, sketching tips, as well as abstraction and illustration applications. You will also develop at least two concepts to brief, substantiated and supported with sufficient information to allow for implementation. Generate concepts and ideas that provide innovative solutions to identified issues. Obtain knowledge of legal requirements that affect work in the interior design industry context.

Colour Foundation is an extensive and detailed exploration of colour theory and its application in design. Colour sets the mood and atmosphere in an interior or exterior environment; it gives a first impression and tells an emotional story in paintings, graphic design and surface design. It is therefore very important to feel confident when working with colour and communicating with clients about colour scheme selections.

In this subject you will demonstrate the effective use of colour to communicate a concept or idea, and obtain knowledge of colour theory, the effects of colour and its potential use in different contexts.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who loves colour and design who is looking for more understanding of how to use it in practical applications.
  • Anyone thinking of exploring a career in design as completing this course will give you a certificate of attainment for a unit of competency in this area.

Entry Requirements

  • High School Certificate or Vocational Certificate IV or higher delivered in English.


  • Creative Thinking
  • Design Language and Communication
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Realism, Stylisation and Abstractism
  • Mindmapping and Conceptualisation
  • The Design Process
  • Exploring Brief Parameters
  • Concept Proposals and Return Briefs
  • Colour Theory & Colour Perception
  • Optimal & Non-Optimal Primary & Secondary colour
  • The four dimensions of colour: Hue Value Chroma Temperature (warm/cool)
  • The Colour Wheel Tool
  • Grey Scale
  • Understanding Chords and Keys
  • Monochromatic colour, tints and shades
  • Greyed monochromatic colour
  • Colour relationships – Related, Analogous & Contrasting Colour wheels and interior images in visual diary
  • Applied Colour: Painted abstract designs; one in related and one in contrasting colour schemes
  • Intermixed Complementary colours & neutrals
  • Tertiary colour & neutrals – Forest MG + MO, Desert MP +MO, Metals MP + MG
  • Colour psychology
  • Simultaneous contrast – Broken colour/Partitive colour, Colour effects, Colour Inversion with commercial chips


At the completion of these two subjects you will be able to:

  1. Source information on colour and colour theory
  2. Experiment with colour
  3. Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour
  4. Source information on 2-dimensional design
  5. Explore the creative design process for 2-dimensional forms
  6. Communicate concepts/ideas through application of design processes to 2- dimensional forms
  7. Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities
  8. Develop a range of creative approaches
  9. Refine concepts
  10. Develop concepts to an operational level
  • Your starter kit has everything you need in it for this course.

You can book this two subject bundle via our application process here. Or alternatively call us on 02 8322 3838 in Sydney or 03 8372 0000 in Melbourne or email

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