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Creative interiors

Do you have a passion for interior design?

Are you preparing to enter a Master’s program?

Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to advance your personal design projects and guide you to create a professional portfolio.

Disclaimer: This is a non-credit program and does not provide NYIAD or NCIDQ credits toward certification.

Application Fee

$100, nonrefundable

Program Requirements

Required Foundation Courses (3)

XGID-105   Interiors for the Beginner 
XGID-109   Drawing and Visual Presentation for Interior Design
XFA-205      Color Theory in Practice

Required Core Courses (3)

XGID-111 Spatial Design
XGID-119 History of Interior Design I & II (Spring/Summer 2019)
Introduction to Lighting Design (Summer 2019)

Electives (1)

XGID-128 Create a Gallery  and Statement Wall Workshop
XGID-117   Commercial Interiors
XGID-200   Portfolio Design 
PMA-406A  Autodesk® Revit® 2017: Level I 

Successful completion of program requirements can result in a certificate of completion upon student request.

 

Summer 2019

INTERIORS FOR THE BEGINNER

XGID-105

Is Architectural Digest your favorite magazine? Do friends ask your advice on interior design? This course will
 take your personal practice to the next level. Familiarize yourself with the skills, terminology, and techniques professional interior designers utilize to develop a space from initial idea to finished design. Learn how to present your designs to clients with the guidance of architectural designer Olivia Knott, who 
will guide you through a variety of project assignments intended to nurture your creativity and foster problem solving skills. Field trips include visits to industry-exclusive showrooms and tips from licensed practitioners. 

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY | OLIVIA KNOTT
JUNE 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27 and JULY 1st | 6-9 PM
3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

 

COLOR THEORY IN PRACTICE

XFA-205

Color profoundly influences our moods and outlook. Discover how to deploy color theory effectively in a professional design or fine art setting. Receive one-on-one guidance in learning to mix colors and combine colors to achieve a variety of visual effects with an understanding of the science behind it. Consider the psychological implications of color and the philosophies of color as interpreted by master artists and designers throughout history. Develop your own understanding of color relationships and tonal values through creative projects, assignments, and class discussions. This course includes off-site visits to museums, galleries, or artists’ studios.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | KELLY WORMAN
June 17-July 17 | 6:30-9:30 PM
3 CEUs| $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER
$680 

HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN I-NEW
XGID-119

Engage in a historical overview of developments in interior spatial planning, design, and decoration that preceded and laid the foundation for the contemporary practice of interior design. You will consider the significant economic, cultural, political, social, and technological shifts that contributed to the development of this design field both as a historical and contemporary practice.

The course will draw from examples across time, ranging from the ancient world to the present day, presenting a chronological overview of styles and practices associated with the interior. The course also includes an examination of trends in other design areas - architecture, landscape, fashion, city and town planning, and industrial design—emphasizing the interconnectivity of these various design disciplines. In addition, a correlated review of design practices more readily associated with the interior—furniture, fabrics, accessories, and illumination—is included.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
MAY 29-JULY 1 | 6:30-9:30 PM
3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTING DESIGN: RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS-NEW
XGID-129

This course introduces the basic technical and creative concepts in lighting of interior spaces, with emphasis on the architectural aspects of lighting design in residential spaces. Human factors, color, materials, and the behavior of light are discussed.This course examines the processes used in lighting design including selection of lamp types, fixture types and layered lighting solutions. The class will work on a residential lighting design project to use and apply the information provided throughout the course lectures. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship of light to the various elements of the built environment as well as learning simple lighting rules of thumb and light fixture trends

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | GOLSANA HESHMATI
May 29- July 1|6:30-9:30 PM
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER
3 CEUs | $680
$25 lab fee