The Built Environment

The Built Environment

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A well-rounded education enables and prepares you to succeed no matter how the industry changes and what career path you choose to pursue. Our curriculum aligns with fundamental focuses that play a key role to successful practice within the built environment. Your studies at Inscape will cover all the topics needed to become a proficient and balanced designer within this industry.



Studying any specialisation within the Built Environment at Inscape, you will cover: Technical Drawing, Design Theory, Construction Technology, Green and Sustainable Design, Project Management and Business Classes, as well as many other topics. These are the fundamentals you need, in order to be productive and successful in the Built Environment. There is, however, one defining factor that differentiates the Interior Design and Environmental Design - the theme of your portfolio. The projects you design and assignments you complete during your studies at Inscape will look different depending on this choice. In Environmental Design, your focus is ‘green.’ The projects and spaces you design will focus primarily on sustainable factors, on your choice of materials, as well as how environmental factors influence your decisions. You will become an expert at all things ‘green.’ After graduation, your professional affiliation and relationships will be with Green Design professionals in the built environment.

In Interior Design, your focus is on creating ideal interior space that not only serve their function well but also have the aesthetic appeal your client desires. You will learn about interior branding, and about the many new technologies and materials being used in the industry, providing both complex and interesting situations. After graduation, your professional affiliation and relationships will be with Interior Design professionals. The good news is that no matter whether you decide to focus on Interior Design or Environmental Design, your passion as a creative will direct your career. Any good Interior Designer would always incorporate green design principles, and a strong Environmental Designer would always design to incorporate both aesthetic and unique interior design solutions. Inscape paths the way for both, no matter which you decide on.

Maths or Physics is a preferred subject to enter the Bachelor of Design, however, we will consider applications on an individual basis and place emphasis on the interaction during the personal interview with our Campus Directors of each applicant. If you do not have diploma or degree entrance - no problem, enrol for either the Higher Certificate in Architectural Technology or Interior Decorating for one year to upskill yourself and gain possible entry into the degree programme (conditions apply).


Inscape graduates in the built environment enter the profession ready to take on sought-after roles in interior design firms, architectural practices, urban design and construction firms, furniture design and building industry manufacturers, design consultancies, project management firms, design studios, green consultancies, as well as starting their own design business. This allows multiple options for entry into the built environment, with opportunities to further a successful career in design.



The institutional policy is that there will not be more than 24 students in any class. This allows for low lecturer-student ratio’s and promotes individual academic attention for each student. Small class culture is typical of private higher education institutions and is often lauded as a contributing factor to the high success rates in these environments. Studios are also accessible to students after hours. Students do make use of the space from time to time and have developed their own studio culture within the space. Students are awarded suitable environments and facilities as required by the curriculum at any given time.