Duration: 9 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Basic Interior Design (Skill Development)

Course Duration: 9 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of interior design principles and concepts.
  • To develop practical skills in interior design that can be applied to real-world projects.
  • To prepare students for self-employment opportunities in the field of interior design.
  • To introduce students to various interior design styles, codes, and regulations.
  • To equip students with the knowledge needed to pursue professional certification in interior design.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Introduction to Interior Design

  • What is Interior Design?
  • Interior Designers and Their Collaborations
  • Comparison of Interior Decorators and Interior Designers
  • Specializations in Interior Design
  • Evolution of Design
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design

Module 2: Basic Interior Design Decorating Principles

  • Principles of Color
  • Texture and Its Applications
  • Paint and Wall Coverings
  • Upholstery and Accessories
  • Flooring and Lighting
  • Furniture Selection and Placement
  • Designing for Function and Style
  • Additional Decorating Elements

Module 3: The Science of Color

  • Color Theory and the Color Wheel
  • Creating Customized Color Palettes
  • Complementary Color Combinations
  • Color Psychology and Its Application
  • Color in Different Design Styles
  • Color in Feng Shui

Module 4: Major Design Styles

  • Importance of Studying Design Styles
  • Exploration of Major Interior Design Styles
  • Understanding Design Codes
  • National and International Codes
  • State-Specific Codes
  • Interior Design Certification and Licensing
  • Legislation and Advocacy

Module 5: Interior Design Standards and Certification

  • What Are Standards in Interior Design?
  • Accreditation and Standards for Interior Designers
  • Licensing and Certification Requirements
  • Specialty Certifications
  • Title Laws Regulating Interior Designers
  • Areas of Specialization (Corporate, Healthcare, Hospitality, etc.)

Module 6: LEED Building Certification

  • Introduction to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • LEED Building Certification Process
  • LEED Professional Certification
  • Business Benefits of LEED Certification
  • Types of LEED Certifications

Module 7: Professional Practice

  • Principles of Professional Interior Design Practice
  • Understanding Design Products and Materials
  • Interior Construction, Codes, and Regulations
  • Effective Communication in Interior Design
  • Meeting Human Environmental Needs

Module 8: Building a Successful Interior Design Business

  • Legal Aspects of Interior Design
  • Establishing Your Business Officially
  • Portfolio Development and Maintenance
  • Marketing Your Interior Design Services
  • Identifying a Niche Market
  • Staying Updated with Industry Trends
  • Maintaining Client Relationships

Module 9: Interior Design Associations and Resources

  • Overview of Interior Design Associations
  • Government Resources for Interior Designers
  • Relevant Websites and Online Tools
  • Magazines for Inspiration and Information (Consumer and Trade)

Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures and Presentations
  • Hands-on Practical Workshops
  • Case Studies and Real-world Projects
  • Guest Lectures by Industry Experts
  • Field Visits to Design Studios and Projects
  • Group Discussions and Peer Learning

Importance for Learners: This course equips learners with the knowledge and practical skills required to pursue a successful career in interior design. It prepares them for self-employment opportunities and provides insights into various design styles, codes, and certifications, enhancing their prospects in the Indian interior design industry.

Note: Course content can be modified based on learner requirements and location-specific considerations.

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