Interior Design Masters Programs | Portland

Heritage School of Interior Design offers three different Masters Program options. Required courses for each option are listed below:

ADVANCED INTERIOR DESIGN MASTERS PROGRAM:

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Intro to AutoCAD & SketchUp
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Advanced SketchUp
  • Furniture Design & Fabrication
  • Revit
  • Intro to Commercial Design

Total Tuition: $11,863

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN MASTERS PROGRAM:

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Intro to AutoCAD & SketchUp
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Advanced SketchUp
  • Furniture Design & Fabrication

Total Tuition: $10,465

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN MASTERS PROGRAM:

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Intro to AutoCAD & SketchUp
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Revit
  • Commercial Design

Total Tuition: $10,289

CUSTOMIZED MASTERS PROGRAM:

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design – REQUIRED

Choose 6 of the following electives:

  • Intro to AutoCAD & SketchUp
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Advanced SketchUp
  • Furniture Design & Fabrication
  • Revit
  • Intro to Commercial Design

Total Tuition: Varies based on the classes you select

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

The Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification program provides students with the knowledge necessary to work as an independent Interior Designer or work within the Interior Design industry. Students learn about elements and principles of design, furniture history, floor planning, elevations, design styles, sustainable design, custom furnishings, selecting fabrics and materials, color schemes, window coverings, artwork, and more! They also learn about professional practices including business formations, communication styles and how to develop a business and marketing plan that will allow them to succeed in the field of Interior Design. The course ends with a client project and final exam.

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 Fundamentals of Interior Design Program, students receive a Certificate in Interior Custom Design.

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INTRO TO AUTOCAD & SKETCHUP

This 6-week Intro to AutoCAD & SketchUp course orients the student to the fundamentals and use of CAD programs in the field of Interior Design. By the completion of the course, the student should have a working knowledge of creating floorplans, elevations, and sheet layouts in AutoCAD, and a basic understanding of 3D modeling in SketchUp. This class is strongly recommended for any Interior Design career.

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INTRO TO COMMERCIAL DESIGN

This dynamic ten-week course examines the unique and diverse disciplines within the progressive field of Commercial Interior Design. Learn the fundamentals and elements essential to produce and manage a successful commercial project from initial client meeting to completion. Explore innovative hands-on methods, processes and skills to design engaging interior environments that enrich spaces functionally and aesthetically.  Immerse yourself in the conceptual exploration of spaces that support programmatic and functional requirements.  Identify, research and creatively analyze elements related to performance, specifications, functionality and quality of space.

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BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUNDAMENTALS

In this 6-week course, students will create a strategic plan that is based on their unique capabilities and helps them to define and measure their goals culminating in the development and presentation of a business plan for their first year of business.

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KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

This 6-week Introduction to Kitchen & Bath Design course gives students an overview of the elements of kitchen and bath design through a combination of lectures and hands on activities. The lessons will cover planning and layout, cabinets, fixtures, appliances, materials, lighting and more. At the completion of the course students will have the basic knowledge to guide a client through the process of remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.

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REVIT

This 7-week course will cover the fundamentals of Revit in a format that promotes information retention. Students will obtain a fundamental understanding of Revit Architecture as it relates to Interior Design and the skills and technical knowledge required to model, draft, and render small projects.

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR

This 6-week course provides students with basic Photoshop and Illustrator skills that can be used to create professional visual presentations. Students will learn how to modify and transform images by changing the color, lighting, and size of photos that can be used to build their portfolio.

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FURNITURE DESIGN & FABRICATION – NEW!

In this intensive 8-week course, students will build a chair, bench, stool, folding chair, or another piece of furniture that can be used for seating. Students will have the flexibility to be creative and experimental during the design phase. Students should expect to gain an understanding of the design and building process and will learn to use“prototype” language. Three skilled maker facilitators will be present and can accommodate up to 10 students total.

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ADVANCED SKETCHUP

This 7-week course is for students who successfully completed the Introduction to AutoCAD & SketchUp Course and are looking to further advance their 3-D drafting skills with SketchUp, specifically for Kitchen & Bath Design. Over the 7 weeks of this course students will learn more advanced techniques tailored to aid in the designing and presentation of kitchens and bathrooms.

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ADVANCED AUTOCAD

This 5-week course builds on the skills learned in the Intro to AutoCAD and SketchUp course. Students will draw advanced floorplans, elevations, lighting plans, electrical plans, and furniture plans. The final project is a drawing of the first floor of a home including, walls, windows, doors, trim work, kitchen, dining room, living room, powder room, and stairs. By the end of the course students should be proficient in AutoCAD.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Upon completion of the Masters Program courses, you will present a portfolio of your final projects from each course to the Executive Director. You will then receive the following:

  • Masters Certificate
  • Final Transcript
  • Masters of High Honors Award for a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Executive Director
  • Priority considerations for internship opportunities

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

12 WEEK DAY PROGRAM

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

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 4/3/2018 6/21/2018
Fall 2018 9/11/2018 12/6/2018*
Winter 2019 1/8/2019 4/4/2019**

*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 2/6/2019 6/22/2019***

*No class July 7, 2018
**No class Nov. 24, Dec. 22, 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 6/13/2018
Fall/Winter 9/12/2018 1/31/2019*
Winter/Spring 2/13/2019 6/20/2019**

*No class Nov. 21-22, Dec. 26-27, 2018 or Jan 2-3, 2019
**No class March 27-28, 2019

6 WEEK INTRO TO AUTOCAD & SKETCHUP

Option 1: Mondays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $499
Option 2: Mondays, 11:00am – 1:00pm / $499

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 4/16/2018 5/21/2018
Fall 2018 9/24/2018 10/29/2018
Winter 2019 1/21/2019 2/25/2019

10 WEEK INTRO TO COMMERCIAL DESIGN

Mondays, 1:30pm – 4:30pm / $999

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 4/16/2018 6/18/2018
Fall 2018 9/24/2018 12/3/2018*
Winter 2019 1/21/2019 4/1/2019**

*No class Nov. 19, 2018
**No class March 25, 2019

6 WEEK BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUNDAMENTALS

Mondays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm / $399

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 4/16/2018 5/21/2018
Fall 2018 9/24/2018 10/29/2018
Winter 2019 1/21/2019 2/25/2019

6 WEEK KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

Mondays, 9:30am – 11:30am / $499

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 6/4/2018 7/9/2018
Fall 2018 11/5/2018 12/17/2018*
Winter 2019 3/11/2018 4/22/2019**

*No class Nov. 19, 2018
**No class March 25, 2019

7 WEEK REVIT

Tuesdays, 5:00pm – 7:30pm / $499

Term Start Date Grad Date
Fall 2018 9/25/2018 11/6/2018
Winter 2019 1/22/2019 3/5/2019

6 WEEK ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR

Fridays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $399

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 4/20/2018 5/25/2018
Fall 2018 9/28/2018 11/2/2018
Winter 2019 1/25/2018 3/1/2019

7 WEEK FURNITURE DESIGN & FABRICATION

Fridays, 9:00am – 1:00pm / $1,175

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 4/27/2018 6/8/2018

7 WEEK ADVANCED SKETCHUP

Fridays, 9:00am – 11:30am / $499

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 6/1/2018 7/13/2018
Winter 2019 3/15/2019 5/3/2019*

*No class March 29, 2019

5 WEEK ADVANCED AUTOCAD

Fridays, 11:30am – 1:30pm / $399

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2018 6/1/2018 6/29/2018
Fall 2018 11/2/2018 12/7/2018*
Winter 2019 3/15/2018 4/19/2019**

*No class Nov. 23, 2018
**No class March 29, 2019

Please note: The average class size for each course is 20-25 students, with the exception of AutoCAD & SketchUp, Advanced AutoCAD and Advanced SketchUp, which has a maximum of 15 students. When planning out your course schedule, please be mindful of how fast and intensive this program is. While you are in the Fundamentals of Interior Design program, it is recommended that you take no more than three supplemental courses in that same term. Plan on an average of 15+ hours of homework per week per class. 

 

 

Every student that completes the Masters Program is empowered with a variety of skills including a strategic business plan.

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