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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
– Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
– 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

 

2018 COURSE SCHEDULE | Portland

12 WEEK DAY PROGRAM

Day classes are Tues, Wed and Thurs from 9:00am – 4/4:30pm / $6,995

Term Start Date Grad Date
Fall 2018 9/11/2018 12/6/2018*
Winter 2019 1/8/2019 4/4/2019**
Spring 2019 4/9/2019 6/27/2019

*No class Nov. 20-22, 2018
**No class March 26-28, 2019

18 WEEK EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

The Executive Program is Saturdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm / $6,995 

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring/Summer 4/7/2018 8/11/2018*
Fall/Winter 9/22/2018 2/2/2019**
Winter/Spring 2/9/2019 6/22/2019***

*No class July 7, 2018
**No class Nov. 24, Dec. 29, 2018
***No class March 30, 2019

18 WEEK EVENING PROGRAM

The Evening Program is Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. This program will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 9:00pm starting Fall 2018. / $6,995 

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring/Summer 2/6/2018 6/6/2018
Fall/Winter 10/3/2018 2/7/2019*
Winter/Spring 2/13/2019 6/20/2019**

*No class Nov. 21-22, Dec. 26-27, 2018 
**No class March 27-28, 2019

REQUIRED READING

Foundations of Interior Design, 3rd ed. by Susan J Slotkis; ISBN: 978-1501315909

GRADUATION

The Graduation Ceremony will be held at the school. 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.

We actively integrate more sustainable practices into our course curriculum with an emphasis on educating our students and faculty on sustainable materials for interior design.

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