Interior Design Masters Program | Seattle

The Heritage School of Interior Design Masters Program in Seattle, Washington requires completion of the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Intro to Commercial Design
  • Revit

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

The Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification program provides students with the knowledge necessary to work as an independent Interior Designer or work within the Interior Design industry. Students learn about elements and principles of design, furniture history, floor planning, elevations, design styles, sustainable design, custom furnishings, selecting fabrics and materials, color schemes, window coverings, artwork, and more! They also learn about professional practices including business formations, communication styles and how to develop a business and marketing plan that will allow them to succeed in the field of Interior Design. The course ends with a client project and final exam.

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AUTOCAD

This 6-week AutoCAD course orients the student to the fundamentals and use of AutoCAD in the field of Interior Design. By the completion of the course, students should have a working knowledge of creating floor plans, elevations, lighting plans, electrical plans, furniture plans, and sheet layouts in AutoCAD. This class is strongly recommended for any Interior Design career.

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SKETCHUP

This 7-week course teaches the basics of 3D modeling, tailored specifically for Kitchen & Bath Design. Students will learn both beginner and advanced techniques tailored to aid in the designing and presentation of design projects.

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INTRO TO COMMERCIAL DESIGN

This dynamic ten-week course examines the unique and diverse disciplines within the progressive field of Commercial Interior Design. Learn the fundamentals and elements essential to produce and manage a successful commercial project from initial client meeting to completion. Explore innovative hands-on methods, processes and skills to design engaging interior environments that enrich spaces functionally and aesthetically.  Immerse yourself in the conceptual exploration of spaces that support programmatic and functional requirements.  Identify, research and creatively analyze elements related to performance, specifications, functionality and quality of space.

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BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUNDAMENTALS

In this 6-week course, students will create a strategic plan that is based on their unique capabilities and helps them to define and measure their goals culminating in the development and presentation of a business plan for their first year of business.

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KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

This 6-week Introduction to Kitchen & Bath Design course gives students an overview of the elements of kitchen and bath design through a combination of lectures and hands on activities. The lessons will cover planning and layout, cabinets, fixtures, appliances, materials, lighting and more. At the completion of the course students will have the basic knowledge to guide a client through the process of remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.

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REVIT

This 7-week course will cover the fundamentals of Revit in a format that promotes information retention. Students will obtain a fundamental understanding of Revit Architecture as it relates to Interior Design and the skills and technical knowledge required to model, draft, and render small projects.

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR

This 6-week course provides students with basic Photoshop and Illustrator skills that can be used to create professional visual presentations. Students will learn how to modify and transform images by changing the color, lighting, and size of photos that can be used to build their portfolio.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Upon completion of the Masters Program courses, you will present a portfolio of your final projects from each course to the Executive Director. You will then receive the following:

  • Masters Certificate
  • Final Transcript
  • Masters of High Honors Award for a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Executive Director
  • Priority considerations for internship opportunities

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

12 WEEK DAY PROGRAM

Day Program classes are Tues, Wed and Thurs from 9:00am – 5:00pm / $6,996

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2019* 3/5/2019 5/30/2019
Fall 2019** 5/7/2019 7/25/2019

*No class April 9 – 11, 2019
**No class Nov. 26 – 28, 2019

18 WEEK EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

Executive Program classes are Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm / $6,996 

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring/Summer* 3/9/2019 7/13/2019
Fall/Winter** 9/14/2019 1/25/2019

*No class April 11 and April 13, 2019
**No class Nov. 30, Dec. 28, 2019

6 WEEK AUTOCAD

Mondays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $599

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2019 3/11/2019 4/22/2019
Fall 2019* 9/9/2019 10/14/2019

*No class April 8, 2019

7 WEEK SKETCHUP

Mondays, 11:00am – 1:00pm / $599

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2019 3/25/2019 5/13/2019
Fall 2019* 9/23/2019 11/4/2019

*No class April 8, 2019

10 WEEK INTRO TO COMMERCIAL DESIGN

Mondays, 1:00pm – 5:00pm / $1,395

Term Start Date Grad Date
Summer 2019 6/3/2019 8/5/2019

6 BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUNDAMENTALS

Fridays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $399

Term Start Date Grad Date
Summer 2019 6/7/2019 7/12/2019
Fall 2019 9/27/2019 11/1/2019

**No class April 12, 2019

6 WEEK KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

Mondays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $499

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2019* 4/29/2019 6/10/2019
Fall 2019** 10/21/2019 12/9/2019

*No class May 27, 2019
**No class Nov. 25, 2019

7 WEEK REVIT – Coming soon!

Fridays, 2:15pm – 4:15pm / $499

6 WEEK ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR

Fridays, 12:00pm – 2:00pm / $399

Term Start Date Grad Date
Spring 2019* 3/15/2019 4/26/2019
Fall 2019 12/13/2019 10/18/2019

*No class April 12, 2019

Please note: The average class size for each course is 15-20 students. When planning out your course schedule, please be mindful of how fast and intensive this program is. While you are in the Fundamentals of Interior Design program, it is recommended that you take no more than three supplemental courses in that same term. Plan on an average of 10+ hours of homework per week per class. 

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