Interior Decorating | Design

Hours: 150 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,545.00

Course Overview:

Interior design and decorating touches the lives of all of us in a very direct way we all live in interiors, and most of us work, study, shop, and travel inside buildings, vehicles, and other enclosures. At one time or another, almost everyone has been an interior designer or decorator on a limited scale, when choosing a painting color or a rug, when buying furniture, or when arranging furniture in a new living place. For these reasons, interior design and decorating is -- or should be -- of interest to everyone

This course helps you understand the basic principles of interior design and decorating to both improve your life, and set you in a new direction for your career!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define history and principles of the interior design profession
  • Identify the steps making up the design process
  • Comprehend the use of various mediums in interior design
  • Identify various technical issues that the interior designer must consider
  • Comprehend project management and the business of interior design

Course Outline:

Interior Decorating Module 1
The Interior Design Profession & History
  • Development of Interior Design
  • Professional Preparation
  • Professional Organizations
  • Design Quality
  • Defining Design
  • Evaluating Design
  • Analyzing Existing Spaces
  • Design Basics
  • Design and Human Perception
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Design as an Expressive Medium
  • Design History
  • Ancient World to Middle Ages
  • Renaissance to Rococo
  • Neoclassicism to the Victorian Era
  • The Twentieth and Twenty-First Century
Interior Decorating Module 2
The Design Process
  • Project Beginnings
  • Establishing Contact with the Client
  • Researching the Project
  • Planning the Space
  • Developing Preliminary Design
  • Making Formal Drawings
  • Estimating Costs
  • Preparing Final the Design
  • Design Implementation
  • Preparing Construction Drawings
  • Setting a Time Schedule for Construction
  • Selecting Contractors
  • Project Supervision
  • Post-Completion
  • Human Factors
  • Social Responsibility in Design
  • Interior Design for Special Needs
Interior Decorating Module 3
The Various “Mediums” of Design
  • Structural and Interior Materials
  • Environmental or Green Issues
  • Types of Materials
  • Material Selection
  • Light and Color
  • Psychological Impact of Colors
  • Special Color Effects
  • Vision and Lighting
  • Planning Lighting
  • Selecting Fixtures
  • Selecting Textiles
  • Fabric Types and Construction
  • Preliminary Furniture Decision
  • Selecting Furniture
  • Furniture Design
  • Accessories and Art
  • Signage and Graphics
Interior Decorating Module 4
Technical Issues for Designers
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Electrical and Plumbing Systems
  • Safety Issues
  • Building Codes
  • Planning Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Storage Spaces
  • Commercial Spaces
  • Hospitality Spaces
  • Institutional Spaces
  • Cultural and Recreational Spaces
  • The Business of Interior Design
  • Employment in Interior Design
  • Information Technology
  • Budgeting, Marketing and Contracts
  • Project Management
  • Types of Businesses
  • Professionals Ethics

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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