Introduction to Interior Design
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to design a room? In this course, students will explore the basics of interior design. They will examine design styles and historic interiors through the ages, from classical to contemporary. In addition, they will be introduced to the principles and elements of interior design and will learn the importance of universal design and sustainability. The instructor will guide the students to understand how the balance of colors, lines, and shapes is important to interior design. The students will preview some of the fundamental types of flooring, fabrics, lighting, furniture, wall finishes, and window treatments, and they will learn how to design and draw a floor plan of a room with smooth traffic patterns.
Live Classes: Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from June 4th to July 30th. The live classes will be recorded for students who are unable to participate.
Student Expectations: Each week students will be asked to complete various assignments that are posted in the online classroom. These will include activities such as reading and responding to text, watching short videos, contributing to online discussions, and completing a design project at the end of the course.
Student Support: The instructor is available by email.
Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be provided on weekly assignments and on the final project.