Online Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification

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

 

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2017 COURSE SCHEDULE

12 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM / $4,995

Term Start Date Grad Date
Fall 2017 9/11/17 12/7/17

**Subject to change based on enrollment 

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

 

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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