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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.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Select five courses from the meu of course selections below and earn your certificate at your own pace.

Register for any course individually or join the certificate program!

Certificate Fee

$100, nonrefundable

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

XGID-105 Interiors for the Beginner 
XGID-109 Drawing and Visual Presentation for Interior Design
XFA-205 Color Theory in Practice
XGID-111 Spatial Design
XGID-119 History of Interior Design I
XGID-129 Introduction to Lighting Design
XGID-112 Adobe Suite for Interior Design-New
XGID-113 Rhino CAD for Interior Design-New


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. Engage in 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 | SHARI FRANCIS
JAN 21-APRIL 7 | 6:30–9:30 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs | $950
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER  

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DRAWING AND VISUAL PRESENTATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
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 | TBA
JAN 22-APRIL 8 | 6:30–9:30 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs | $950
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER  

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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.

Prerequisites, XGID-105 and XGID-109 or permission of instructor.

MONDAYS | ANTHONY PELLINO
JAN 27-APRL 13 | 6:30–9:30 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs | $950
PRATT MANHATTAN  

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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.

TUESDAYS | KELLY WORMAN
JAN 21-APRIL 7 | 6:30–9:30 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs| $950
BROOKLYN CAMPUS   

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RHINO CAD FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
XGID-113

This course introduces students to Rhinoceros as 3D visualization tool for Interior Architectural design. The goal of the course is to get students familiar with Rhinoceros on a more general scale. We will highlight on tools and methods to enhance the student’s ability to explore, experiment, and represent in 3D. Starting from understanding the basic format and layout of the program and knowing the limitations of the program. Students will get to level of 3D modelling of interior spaces, setting up 3D views, and basic Rhino rendering visualization.

THURSDAYS | MIN HUA LIANG
JAN 23–APRIL 9 | 6:30–9:30 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs| $950
BROOKLYN CAMPUS
LAB FEE $25

ADOBE SUITE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
XGID-112

This course will cover Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. All tools and capabilities will be catered to necessities of Interior Architectural design. The course will be split into equal coverage of all three programs and will wrap up with full experience of the workflow from research, production, and presentation. Starting from InDesign, it is the foundation to presentation layout, students will learn the basics of the tools and layout strategies. Then, Photoshop and Illustrator where the students will begin to develop the quality of the presentation through enhancing the image or drawings. 

SUNDAYS | MIN HUA LIANG
JAN 26–APRIL 12 | 9:30 AM–12 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs| $950
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER
LAB FEE $25