Duration: 12 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Advanced Interior Design (Skill Development)

Duration: 12 Months (Part-Time)

Course Overview: The Advanced Interior Design course is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the field of interior design. This 12-month part-time program is aimed at helping students develop the expertise necessary for self-employment and a successful career in interior design. The course covers a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of interior design to specialized areas such as LEED certification and business development. It is tailored to meet the specific needs of Indian students.

Course Objectives:

  1. To introduce students to the principles and concepts of interior design.
  2. To equip students with a deep understanding of color, texture, and materials in design.
  3. To explore various interior design styles and their influences.
  4. To provide knowledge of national and international design codes and standards.
  5. To prepare students for certification and licensing in interior design.
  6. To offer insights into specialization areas within interior design.
  7. To understand the significance of LEED certification in sustainable design.
  8. To guide students on building a successful interior design business.
  9. To familiarize students with relevant interior design associations and resources.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Lectures: Interactive lectures will cover theoretical concepts and principles of interior design.

  2. Practical Workshops: Hands-on workshops will allow students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios.

  3. Case Studies: Analyzing real-life interior design projects to understand design challenges and solutions.

  4. Guest Speakers: Industry experts will share insights and experiences in specialized areas of interior design.

  5. Field Visits: Visits to design studios, construction sites, and showrooms to gain practical exposure.

  6. Group Projects: Collaborative projects to develop teamwork and problem-solving skills.

  7. Portfolio Development: Guidance on creating a professional design portfolio.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This course is essential for learners as it equips them with the skills needed for a successful career in interior design and self-employment. Interior design is a rapidly growing field in India, with increasing demand for skilled professionals. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to work in various sectors, including residential, commercial, and sustainable design. Additionally, the course empowers students to start their interior design businesses, fostering entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

Course Contents:

Module 1: Introduction to Interior Design

  • What is Interior Design?
  • Interior Design Specialties
  • Evolution of Design

Module 2: Basic Interior Design Decorating Principles

  • Color
  • Texture
  • Paint
  • Wall Coverings
  • Upholstery
  • Accessories
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Function and Materials
  • Style and Additional Elements

Module 3: Color in Interior Design

  • Science of Color
  • Color Wheel
  • Customized Color Palette
  • Color Psychology
  • Color in Design Styles

Module 4: Major Design Styles

  • Major Interior Design Styles and Influences
  • Design Codes
  • National and International Codes

Module 5: Licensing and Certification

  • Interior Design Requirements for Certification
  • Specialty Certifications
  • Title Laws Regulating Interior Designers

Module 6: Areas of Specialization

  • Corporate
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • LEED Building Certification

Module 7: LEED Building Certification

  • What is LEED?
  • LEED Building Certification
  • Business Benefits of LEED Certification
  • Types of LEED Certifications

Module 8: Interior Design Business Development

  • Legal Aspects
  • Portfolio Development
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Niche Establishment
  • Staying Current in the Field
  • Client Communication and Follow-Up

Module 9: Interior Design Associations and Resources

  • Overview of Interior Design Associations
  • Useful Resources for Interior Designers

This syllabus is flexible and can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or the location in which the course is conducted. It provides a comprehensive foundation in interior design, business development, and sustainability, making graduates well-prepared for the dynamic field of interior design in India.

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