Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Interior Design Program, students are awarded a Certificate in Fundamentals of Interior Design. Throughout this program, students cultivate a competitive portfolio and acquire an extensive knowledge base, empowering them for employment in the Interior Design industry. The program encompasses the comprehensive design and presentation of two residential spaces, culminating in the final project of an entire home. Additionally, various client-specific and concept-based activities are seamlessly integrated to reinforce learning and presentation skills.
This program places equal emphasis on core design knowledge, design expression, and business practices, collectively equipping students to emerge as successful industry professionals. Weekly field visits are a key component, providing students with direct connections to the people, places, and processes within the local industry. Additionally, students are visited in class by guest speakers who are recognized professionals in the industry, enhancing the classroom and learning experience.
A general overview of program topics is outlined below (subject to change), and a detailed syllabus is provided upon enrollment. Notably, this program serves as the initial course and a prerequisite to our Master’s Certificate Program. Heritage School of Interior Design is licensed through the State of Texas Department of Education.
Introduction To Interior Design
Drawing Tools & Techniques
Materials Terminology & Specification
Design History & Styles
Presentation & Critique Guidelines
Socially Responsible/Universal/Green Design
Architectural Terminology & Construction Teams
Foundations of Interior Design, 3rd ed. by Susan J Slotkis
A full list of materials will be provided upon enrollment
Estimated materials cost: $415 (not including laptop)
Winter 2025 Day: Tuesday – Thursday Time: 10am – 4pm Date: January 7 – March 27
FINAL PROJECT EXAMPLE
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