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Online Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification Program Outline

Heritage School of Interior Design provides aspiring designers the opportunity to earn their interior design certification online. This allows students to study on their time, at their own pace. This course outline offers a brief overview of what students can expect from our online fundamentals of interior design certification program.

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

HAVE A QUESTION? CONTACT US!

COURSE SCHEDULE

12 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM / $4,999

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2019 4/8/2019 6/28/2019

**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.

Our online interior design certification courses provide accelerated, application-based instruction, which can prepare you for a variety of roles in the design industry. For more information, contact us with any questions about our online programs.

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