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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 5 courses from the menu 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

Electives

XGID-119 History of Interior Design I
XGID-129 Introduction to Lighting Design
XGID-113 Rhino Cad For Interior Design
XGID-112 Adobe Suite
PMA-406A-01 Introduction to REVIT®

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Advanced Interiors: Function and Style 
Portfolio Development

INTERIORS FOR THE BEGINNER
XGID-105

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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HiSTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN I
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.

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INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTING DESIGN
XGID-129

This project-based 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. 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.

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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 focus is to enable you to utilize tools and methods to enhance your ability to explore, experiment, and represent in 3D. Understand the basic format and layout of the program and know it’s the limitations. Learn 3D modelling of interior spaces, setting up 3D views, and basic Rhino rendering visualization.

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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.

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