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Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification Program

HISTORY OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSION

– Inception of interior design
– Industry Organizations
– Career Options

FOUNDATION TOOLS/SKILLS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN

– Drawing tools
– Scale, measuring, presentation

DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS

– Principles and Elements of Interior Design
– Color Theory/Color Schemes/Color Psychology/Color Placement
– Lighting design

HISTORY OF FURNITURE
– Furniture from Ancient Times to Present
– Design Styles/Trends
– Interior Architectural Elements

DESIGN PROCESS

– Project validation
– Overview of Project Phases
– Project Closeout

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF DESIGNING

– Environmental considerations and design (Sustainable practices)
– Universal Design
– Psychology of space
– Products and material

MATERIALS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN  

Product Knowledge for Materials:

– Terminology, product construction, application and specification
– Fabrics, Furniture, Case Goods, Window treatments and Hardware
– Artwork & Mirrors:  Designing/Placement
– Accessorizing:  The Definitive Touches: What? Where? How?

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

– Business start-up requirements
– Business Formations and advice counsel
– Starting a Business: Image, designer profile and marketing strategies
– Contracts, fee schedules, forms
– Industry organizations, resources and partners

STUDENT EVALUATIONS AND TESTING

– 1st & 2nd Client Appointment:  Instructor/Student Demonstration
– Student Design Projects/Design Boards
– ICD Exam

GRADUATION

– Guest Graduates Panel Discussion:  Q & A

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT HERITAGE

 

2017 COURSE SCHEDULE

12 WEEK DAY PROGRAM

Day classes are Tues, Wed and Thurs from 9am – 4/4:30pm / $5,995**

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2017 4/4/2017 6/22/2017
Fall 2017 9/12/2017 12/7/2017
Winter 2018 1/2/2018 3/22/2018

**Please note that the tuition for the Certification Program will increase to $6,599 starting fall term 2017

24 WEEK INTERIOR DESIGN CERTIFICATION
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

The goal of the Executive Program is to accommodate full time jobs or a busy lifestyle and to allow the opportunity to take additional night courses. Classes are Saturday from 9am – 5pm for 24 weeks

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring/Summer 2017 4/15/2017 9/23/2017
Fall 2017/Winter 2018 10/7/2017 3/18/2018

REQUIRED READING

Foundations of Interior Design, 2nd ed. by Susan J Slotkis; ISBN: 978-1-60901-115-4

Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers (A step-by-step workbook) by Diana Allison; ISBN: 978-1-60901-1-519-0

GRADUATION

The Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Director’s home. At the ceremony you will receive your Interior Custom Design Certificate and enjoy food and drinks with your fellow classmates.

CERTIFICATION

Heritage School of Interior Design is licensed and accredited through the State of Oregon Department of Education as a Private Career School. Upon completion of the Certification program, students receive a Certificate in Interior Custom Design.

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