Students receive a Certification in Interior Custom Design once they complete the Fundamentals of Interior Design Program. In this program, students develop a competitive portfolio and expansive knowledge base which empowers them to work in the Interior Design industry. Projects include the full design and presentation of two residential spaces, including an entire home as the final project. Additional client-specific and hands-on design projects are incorporated throughout the course to ensure learning and presentation skills. This program puts equal focus toward core design knowledge, design expression and business practices that enable students to become successful industry professionals. Students attend weekly field visits that connect them to the people, places and processes within the local industry. In addition to field visits, recognized professionals in the industry are invited as guest speakers.
A general overview of program topics is outlined below and subject to change. A detailed syllabus is provided upon enrollment.
This is the first course and prerequisite to our Master Certification Program. Heritage School of Interior Design is licensed through the State of Oregon Department of Education.
Introduction To Interior Design
Drawing Tools & Techniques
Materials Terminology & Specification
Design History & Styles
Midterm Project: Apartment Conversion
Presentation & Critique Guidelines
Socially Responsible/Universal/Green Design
Architectural Terminology & Construction Teams
Final Project: Complete Home Remodel
Foundations of Interior Design, 3rd ed. by Susan J Slotkis
A full list of materials will be provided upon enrollment
Estimated materials cost: $350 (not including laptop)
FALL 2023 Day: Tuesday – Thursday Time: 10am – 4pm Date: September 12 – December 7 (No class Nov. 21-23)
WINTER/SPRING 2024 Day: Tuesday – Thursday Time: 9am – 5pm Date: February 13 – May 8 (No class Mar. 26-28)
FALL 2023/WINTER 2024 Day: Saturday Time: 10am – 5pm Date: September 30 – February 17(No class Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30)
WINTER/SPRING 2024 Day: Saturday Time: 10am – 5pm Date: March 2 – July 6(No class Mar. 30)
FINAL PROJECT EXAMPLE
Click on an image below to see the entire portfolio!