Interior Design

Delaware College of Art and Design
"I thoroughly enjoyed this class and was delighted to be able to pursue a personal interest that has been developing over the years. It was hard - but very satisfying - work!"
Donna W.
Interior Design

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For students with a passion for Interior Design, DCAD offers courses that provide a firm foundation in color, materials, lighting, space planning and drawing as well as digital drafting software. Taught by professional interior designers, students gain creative and technical skills through portfolio-building work.  

All Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work within DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the annual Continuing Education Exhibition.

Classes are open to the community as part-time, non-degree courses of study.

Join us!  Whether you are interested in sharpening your skills, enhancing your artistic abilities, or advancing your career, we have classes that fit your interests and schedule.  For information, advisement or a tour, contact jcampbell@dcad.edu at 302.622.8867 x.110.

Register now online or via phone (302.622.8867 x.110).

Summer Courses include:

Historic Interiors

Digital Design Communication for Interior Designers I

Introduction to Interior Design

Window Treatment Workshop

ID Business Principles

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN

COURSE ID: ID0001

Instructor: Julie Cargill

TWELVE SESSIONS

Wednesday, June 11 – August 27; 6 PM – 9:15 PM

NON–CREDIT Tuition: $460; 3.9 CEUs

A fundamental course in design as it relates to the

interior environment, surveying both the elements

and principles of design. Students explore interior

design as a profession, examine space planning

and finishes and develop basic drafting skills.

This class is the prerequisite for all subsequent

design courses in DCAD’s Interior Design Certificate

Program.

 

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WINDOW TREATMENT WORKSHOP

COURSE ID: ID0057

Instructor: Rosemary Kelly

TWO SESSIONS

Tuesday, August 5 & 12; 6 PM – 9:15 PM

NON-CREDIT Tuition: $75

This two-session workshop will explore window

treatment design including both hard and soft

treatments. The focus will be on style and fabric

selections, hardware, sketching, and estimating.

Through discussion and case-studies students

will get an overview of the complex aspects of

designing window treatments for clients.

 

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HISTORIC INTERIORS

COURSE ID: AH0004

Instructor: Rosemary Kelly

TWELVE SESSIONS

Tues. & Thur., June 10 – July 17; 6 PM – 9:15 PM

NON-CREDIT Tuition: $460; 3.9 CEUs

Survey the design and function of architectural

and interior styles in their historical contexts,

and trace the development of design philosophy

from ancient to contemporary cultures. The class

follows a lecture/discussion format, training

students to recognize historic styles and discuss

current and future trends. Students are required to

conduct two self-directed field trips (Wilmington

and Philadelphia area) and may attend a class trip.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Interior Design (may

be taken concurrently). Required text: A History of

Interior Design, 2nd Edition, John Pyle.

 

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DIGITAL DESIGN COMMUNICATION FOR

INTERIOR DESIGNERS I

COURSE ID: ID0004

Instructor: Jason Birl

TWELVE SESSIONS

Mon. & Wed., June 9 – July 16; 6 PM – 9:15 PM

NON–CREDIT Tuition: $460/Lab Fee: $35; 3.9CEUs

Interior Design students will learn to communicate

design ideas using a variety of digital tools, including

AutoCAD and Google Sketchup. Students will learn

to develop a project from initial sketches to finished

two and/or three dimensional models. Students

will learn through demonstrations, hands on work,

and discussion. Students should bring a portable

USB flash drive (min. 64mb) and a blank CD to save

drawings. Familiarity with Windows Operating System

and basic drafting skills are required.

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

COURSE ID: ID0036

Instructor: Nile Johnson

TWELVE SESSIONS

Mon. & Wed., June 9 – July 16; 6 PM – 9:15 PM

NON–CREDIT Tuition: $350; 3.9 CEUs

This course will provide aspiring interior

designers with the guidelines and tools

to assist them in establishing, managing

and maintaining a successful interior

design business. Topics will include

creating presentations and contracts as

well as time and project management

in order to develop a business. Through

actual case studies of ethical issues and

design challenges faced by today’s interior

designer, students will prepare solutions

and projects based on weekly topics.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Interior

Design. Required Text: Professional Practice

for Interior Designers, 4th Edition

 

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