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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
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 

Strategic Retail Design Seminar – Paris, France (Spring 2019) Please Note: REGISTRATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 2018)

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


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. 

TUESDAYS | OLIVIA KNOTT

JAN 8-MAR 12 | 6:30–9:20 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN

DRAWING AND VISUAL PRESENTATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN-NEW

XGID-109

Interior designers use drawing to conceptualize and represent spatial ideas. In this course, students will use drawing and two-dimensional media to observe, document, and reimagine interior spaces. Through the development of a course project, students will create plans, sections, elevations, and three-dimensional drawings, as well as develop presentation skills through in-class assignments and group critiques.

WEDNESDAYS | CHELSEA LIMBIRD
JAN 23-MAR 27 | 2-5PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN

COLOR THEORY IN PRACTICE

XFA-205

Color profoundly influences our moods and outlook and yet it is often overlooked as a powerful tool for communication. 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 | KELLY WORMAN
JAN 14-APR 1 | 6:30–9:20 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3 CEUs |
 $680
PRATT BROOKLYN

SPATIAL DESIGN

XGID-111

This studio course will take students through the basics of interior design and space planning while creating two to three projects that will be ready to be placed in
a portfolio. This course will introduce some of the key concerns of the contemporary interior, such as sustainability and changing technologies. We will use the foundational elements of interior design to describe 
a proposed space. Students will draft floor plans and elevations, create mood boards, and explore color, material, and furnishings. We will discuss how space, materials, lighting, furniture, finishes, and textiles can work together to create better spaces in which to work and live.

TUESDAYS | ROY LORIEO
JAN 22-MAR 26 | 6:30–9:20 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN

COMMERCIAL INTERIORS

XGID-117 

The contemporary workplace is always changing, influenced by a broad set of circumstances. Continuous developments in technology allow the boundaries between work and life to blur. This is both an advantage and a challenge: office workers want flexibility in their schedules and environments. Interior designers have committed to explore every opportunity for spaces of work to be healthy, adaptable, sustainable, and efficient. Students will look at the issues of workplace design at a range of scales—from details to overall layouts—to address these issues. Students will pay particular attention to the coordination of furniture, materials, color, and lighting. Prerequisites: Interiors for the Beginner and Drawing and Visual Presentation for Interior Design.

Reading: Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (excerpts.)

MONDAYS | JESSICA MARTIN
JAN 28-APRIL 1 | 6:30–9:20 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN

CREATE A GALLERY AND STATEMENT WALL-NEW
XGID-128

Creating a gallery or statement wall adds instant personality and intrigue to any space. Whether combining a mixture of media with personal mementos salon style, or producing a minimalistic grid or linear installation, one can create a personal statement with the displaying of objects on the wall. 

Framing, lighting, ‘placing’, balance, tools and techniques for hanging are discussed. Explore different hanging styles and learn the tips and tricks to make your gallery or statement wall an approachable and enjoyable task.

SATURDAY | KELLY WORMAN
FEB 9 | 1-4PM
1 SESSION | .3 CEUs | $175
PRATT MANHATTAN

HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN I-NEW

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.

FRIDAYS | TBA
JAN 25-MAR 29| 1-4PM
10 SESSIONS | 3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN