Online Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification

COURSE OVERVIEW

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 ONLINE PROGRAM / $6,995

Term Start Date Grad Date
Fall 2017 9/11/17 12/7/17
Spring 2018 4/3/18 6/21/18

**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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