CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN AWARDED CSD RECOGNISED COURSE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN FOUNDATION DEGREE
CSD are pleased announce that Chelsea College of Art and Design have been awarded a CSD Recognised award for their Foundation Degree (FdA) Interior Design programme.
This is the first vocational training programme to successfully gain the award from the professional body for design and the industry expert panel were particularly impressed with the strong creative focus and links with industry on project briefs.
The course leader Tomris Tangaz said “we are very pleased that our work and efforts to provide strong vocational and academic training for designers has been awarded professional body recognition and we are looking forward to working with CSD in the future”.
Tim Jennings TTSP Architecture and Design, and panel member for the Chartered Society of Designers stated “the panel were impressed with the balance of creativity, professionalism, skills and knowledge the course delivers throughout its’ 2 year programme and with such a strong vocational focus it challenges students, providing them with an excellent foundation for their future design careers”
The course, delivered from Chelsea College’s Millbank site, next to Tate Britain, is equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) programme and is primarily interested in fostering the relationship between academic study and the contemporary practice of interior design. It features live projects and industrial collaborations and provides strong technical, personal and aspirational skills. The CSD Course Endorsement Programme industry experts and CSD are looking forward to working with the course and its students.
The CSD Course Endorsement Programme is managed and delivered by the professional body for design and aims to
• Recognise professional status by mapping course content, delivery and output against the criteria and competencies of the CSD Genetic Matrix™
• Promote professionalism throughout Design Education internationally, at all levels of learning with support from the professional body for design
• Foster understanding between education and industry to enable a strong two way flow of information and knowledge, facilitating valued Design Education
• Deliver a programme of endorsement that is not a burden for education and is supported by industry
The programme offers 3 awards:
CSD Accredited for courses at university level qualifications in the UK and equivalent design courses internationally
CSD Recognised for courses vocationally focused programmes and all equivalent level design courses internationally
CSD Validated for courses, training programmes and CPD for design professionals
The Chartered Society of Designers is the professional body for design and offers 4 levels of membership into CSD – Student Member, Associate Member (Assoc CSD), Member of CSD (MCSD) and Fellow of CSD (FCSD)
The Chartered Designer register is currently under consultation with full implementation of the status expected from late 2012
Chelsea College of Art and Design –
Chelsea College of Art and Design is one of the world’s leading art and design institutions. Located at Millbank, next door to Tate Britain, Chelsea specialises in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Interior and Textiles Design. Since its origins in the 19th century, the College has produced many of the greatest names in the arts, including: Quentin Blake (illustrator and author) Ralph Fiennes (film and stage actor), Anish Kapoor (sculptor), Steve McQueen, (artist), Chris Ofili (artist), Alan Rickman (film and stage actor), Alexei Sayle (comedian) and Gavin Turk (sculptor). For more information go to www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk