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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.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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 | TBA
OCT 1–DEC 3 | 6:30–9:30 PM
3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

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
OCT 2–DEC 4 | 2–5PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN

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.

MONDAYS | ANTHONY PELLINO
SEPT 23–DEC 16 | 6:30–9:20 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN

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
OCT 1–DEC 3 | 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.

WEDNESDAYS | ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
OCT 2–DEC 11 | 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

TUESDAYS | GOLSANA HESHMATI
SEPT 24–NOV 26 | 6:30–9:30 PM
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER
3 CEUs | $680
$25 lab fee