Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Interior design is an exciting profession that not only requires designers to be able to think creatively, but also to problem-solve. Interior designers are responsible for creating an environment for a structure, which may include a single-family home, government office, corporate headquarters, and everything in between

In order to create an interior environment, designers need to think about the form and functionality of the space. The form refers to the look and feel. The functionality refers to how they space will be practically used. In order to effectively blend form and functionality, designers need to rely upon many resources, guidelines, and professionals.

Interior designers often tend to be interior decorators. After all, designers are often responsible for all aspects of a project, including the design, development, and finishing touches. However, interior decorators may not necessarily be interior designers; designers need to have more in-depth knowledge than decorators.

While many interior designers are also decorators, designers do not generally take on other professional roles, such as plumber, carpenter, electrician, or otherwise. Therefore, designers must work closely with many other industry professionals.

Interior designers also have the liberty to be self-employed or to work with a firm. Either way, there are some business skills and best practices that every interior designer should use in order to be successful.

This course is designed to teach you how to be an interior designer by focusing on interior design from a macro level. If you decide to pursue an interior design career after reading about everything that will be required of you if you choose to pursue a career in interior design, then you will spend years learning the minute details that are essential to creating a successful design.  

Note: This course focuses on all aspects of interior design. While interior decorating plays a large role in interior design, it is important to remember that the two are not the same. This course will not go into great detail about interior decorating, but, rather, will provide an overview of the kind of information interior designers will need to know.


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what interior design is.
  • Describe evolution of design.
  • Define basic interior design decorating principles.
  • Identify color.
  • Recognize major design styles.
  • Summarize design codes.
  • Define standards.
  • Summarize licensing and certification.
  • Identify areas of specialization.
  • Identify bodies of knowledge.
  • Summarize 10 things every professional interior designer should do to have a successful business.
  • Identify interior design associations.
  • Recognize resources for interior designers.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 8 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 7 Exam 8 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 8 Exam 8 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 9 Exam 9 points
Lesson 10 Exam 9 points
Lesson 11 Exam 9 points
Lesson 12 Exam 9 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 13 Exam 10 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 14 Exam 8 points
Lesson 15 Exam 9 points
The Final Exam 225 points
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