DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Duration: 1 YEAR

Course Syllabus

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  • Introduction to Interior Design.
  • What is interior design?
  • Interior designers work with professionals in many other fields.
  • How do interior decorators and interior designers compare?
  • Interior design specialties
  • Evolution of Design
  • The evolution of form and function
  • What we can learn from cave dwellings
  • Architects are the original interior designers
  • The Industrial Revolution made mainstream interior design possible.
  • The establishment of interior design schools and association.
  • Basic Interior Design Decorating Principles.
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Paint
  • Wall coverings
  • Upholstery
  • Accessories
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Function
  • Size
  • Materials
  • Style
  • Additional decorating elements
  • Color
  • The science of color
  • Color wheel
  • Primary and secondary colors
  • Customized color palette
  • Complementary color
  • combinations include:
  • Color qualities
  • Contrasting colors
  • Contrasting color combinations include:
  • Color psychology
  • Color and Feng shui
  • Color finishes
  • Color in design styles
  • Major Design Styles.
  • The importance of studying styles
  • Major interior design styles and influences
  • Design Codes
  • National and international codes
  • State codes
  • Interior design certification and licensing
  • Legislation and advocacy
  • Standards
  • What is a standard?
  • Interior design standards
  • Standards for accrediting interior designers
  • Licensing and Certification
  • Interior design requirements for certification
  • Specialty Certifications
  • Title laws regulating interior designers
  • Areas of Specialization
  • Corporate
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • LEED Building Certification
  • What is LEED?
  • LEED building certification
  • LEED Professional Certification
  • What you’ll need to know
  • Business benefits of LEED certification
  • Types of LEED certifications
  • Bodies of Knowledge
  • Professional practice
  • Design
  • Products and materials
  • Interior construction, codes, and regulations
  • Communication
  • Human environment needs
  • 10 Things Every Professional Interior Designer Should do to Have a Successful
  • Business
  • Make it legal.
  • Make it official.
  • Maintain your portfolio.
  • Market your services.
  • Establish a niche.
  • Stay current.
  • Do a deep dive.
  • Maintain constant contact.
  • Follow-up.
  • Stay unique.
  • Interior design business checklist
  • Interior Design Associations
  • An overview of interior design associations
  • Resources for Interior Designers
  • State and local government offices
  • Websites
  • Magazines
  • Consumer Magazines
  • Trade Magazines

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