Third Year Interior Design Students Thrive For Excellence

Third Year Interior Design Students Thrive For Excellence


The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Faculty of Arts and Design recently hosted the annual Interior Design Exhibition and awards ceremony at DUT City Campus.

Sue Barrett, lecturer of Interior Design emphasized the importance of the third year Interior Design student awards. “These awards are just our way of recognising the students hard work throughout the year. They can all attest that it has been a tough year for them. We always say every year is challenging and its seems to get harder each year, “she stressed.

She further expressed her words of advice to students, noting that they need to make sure that they work hard every year, so that their portfolios do not add onto their pressure to produce work of a higher standard than they already have. She added that students need to double check that their required work is presented. “All third year students, need to take industry employment as a privilege and an opportunity to grow themselves beyond what they have learned at DUT. Life is a constant learning curve”, she said.

High performing students were given awards which included eight categories in recognising their excellent work as Interior Design students.

Top performing student, Jamie Aucamp was awarded as the best Interior Design student for 2019. She stated that she is very happy with her excellent work. “It has been a very great journey and I had sleepless nights. Everyone worked hard, this really makes me feel ecstatic. I don’t know what’s next for me but I hope I will find a job”, she said.

Awarded for the second best Interior Design student was Yiovani Govender. “I did not expect to receive such an honourable award considering the amount of talent that my fellow colleagues have. It was a complete shock and I am truly proud to have shared the top three ranking with such dedicated and talented designers. After so many long hours of hard work it all felt worth it at the end. I would like to study further so that I will be fully prepared for work in the industry”, she said.

This Exhibition wouldn’t have been a success if it wasn’t for DUT Interior Design Programme and Belgotex Carpets.

Pictured: Third Year Interior Design Students At the Exhibition.

Sanele Xaba

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