After completing this course, you should be able to:

Define the historical and theoretical bases of design
Identify the space planning of residential and commercial interiors
Recognize the planning of exterior and interior environments
List the various interior materials, architectural systems, finishes and components of design
Recall project management and the aspects of professional practice
Price: $2,595.00

    Interior 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.

    Our course incorporates non-Western design and dynamic color illustrations that flesh out technical concepts. Also included are current trends in sustainability and green design, building codes, universal design and building information models, amplifying the already invaluable interior design tricks of the trade.

    Our Interior Decorating course will help 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
    Interior Decorating and Design Module 1
    The Historical and Theoretical Bases of Design

    Current Issues in Design
    Historical Overview
    The Origins of Design
    The Meaning and Essence of Design
    The Evolution of Modern Design
    New Technology and Innovative Design
    The Basic Theories of Design Composition
    The Principles of Design
    Color and Light
    Communicating Color Decisions
    Interior Decorating and Design Module 2
    Planning Residential and Commercial Spaces

    Design as a Process
    Choosing the Best Option
    Programming Interior Spaces
    Specifying Needs
    Space Planning of Residential Interiors
    Planning Guidelines
    Space Planning of Commercial Interiors
    Hospitality Design
    Healthcare Design
    Interior Decorating and Design Module 3
    The Exterior and Interior Environments

    Environmental Concerns, Codes, and Regulations
    Land Use and Development
    The Total Environment: Influences on Interiors
    Form Determinants for Buildings
    Interior Environmental Control and Support Systems
    Energy Conservation and Climate Control
    The Human Comfort Zone
    Lighting for Interiors
    The Measurement of Light
    Types of Lighting
    Interior Decorating and Design Module 4
    Interior Materials, Architectural Systems, Finishes, and Components

    Materials—Characteristics and Applications
    Environmental Concerns
    Wood, Masonry, Glass and Cement
    Architectural Systems and Interior Finishes
    Sustainable Architecture and Engineering
    Building Shell and Structural Systems
    Interior Components
    Aesthetic Factors
    Cost Factors
    Interior Decorating and Design Module 5
    Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment

    Programming for Furniture
    Space Planning and Furniture
    Furniture for Special Groups
    Life-Cycle Assessments and Cost
    Furniture Materials and Construction
    Artwork, Plants, Signage and Graphics
    Healthcare and Hospitality Equipment
    Retail and Institutional Equipment
    Interior Decorating and Design Module 6
    Aspects of Professional Practice

    Drawing as Design Communication
    Three-Dimensional Drawings
    Photography and Videos
    Presentation Models
    Oral and Written Communication
    The Professional Practice of Interior Design
    Residential and Nonresidential Practice
    Types of Services Offered
    Operational Goals and Objectives
    Bookkeeping and Accounting
    **Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**
    WE is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

    The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!
    Upon successful completion of our Interior Decorating & Design course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS).
    **Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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    Career Training Program
    6 months
    Avg Completion:
    3 Months

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        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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