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Interior Design

Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 27 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-INDES-1050
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525


Description

Students in this course gain understanding of and hands-on experience in the process of designing residential living spaces as they actively participate in the programming and schematic design phases. Students learn to consider residential space in terms of proportion, scale, composition, balance, color, texture, light, surface treatment and material selection, as well as function, circulation and occupancy. Design elements are reviewed in a creative environment that encourages participants to express their own design styles. Discussions and critiques help students learn to reveal the critical thinking behind their drawings and design process. Successful students will have developed a better understanding of universal design, sustainability, and the project management as applied to residential interiors.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will meet Thursdays, Feb 27-May 21.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Feb 26 - May 20 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-INDES-1060
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525


Description

In this final studio course, interior design students put it all together, undertaking complex projects requiring in-depth research including historical styles, cultural influences and special-purpose spaces. A final project demonstrates the student’s familiarity with major interior design components, including lighting, finishes, building codes, millwork and material standards. Business practices and methods for presenting design solutions are also covered for those who are about to begin, or who have already commenced, a career in interior design. Certificate students: Your instructor will schedule a final portfolio review date, independent of the scheduled class dates.

Special Schedule: Class meets over the course of the 12-week term, with meetings established by the instructor at the beginning of the term. Students also work independently between class meetings.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous courses in the Interior Design certificate program


Instructor
  • Name: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 24 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-INDES-4423
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525


Description

This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as construction drawings, layouts with dimensions and notations, and presentation renderings used to help the client visualize their finished project. Also introduced are orthographic drawing, bubble diagrams, layout sketches, elevations, 3D and perspective drawing. Skill topics include drafting to scale, dimensioning, proper line weight and pattern used in sections, plans and elevations. Students are introduced to color media used in presentation drawing, including color pencil, watercolor, markers, and computer paint and photo retouch software. Final application of light, shade and shadows brings project drawings to life.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 27 - Apr 2 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CS-INDES-4424
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 7 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-INDES-4440
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces you to Autodesk's Building Information Modeling (BIM) application Revit Architecture, to help you design, build and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Regardless of your depth of exposure to CAD software for 2D and 3D modeling, learning Revit and its tools that support architectural, interior design and other models will help you to be a more productive designer and to effectively convey your plans to customers and architecture professionals. You will learn how to lay out, design, build and render models. We'll also cover customizing family components and creating unique elements. A basic floor plan is imported, scaled and traced into a finished design and rendered as interior and exterior models during the course. Note: Students may load Revit onto their own laptops with Windows capabilities (PC, or a Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels); a mouse is essential. Students may visit the Autodesk student community to download free versions of Revit and other Autodesk products, each with a three-year license.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 8 - May 20 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-INDES-4441
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Before sophisticated machines, buildings and civilizations, humans created textiles. Often overlooked and taken for granted, fabrics are the workhorses of our everyday life: They reinforce our cultural, spiritual and interior identities. This course will focus on interior textiles and their many uses, misuses and applications. From the many plants around us to sophisticated research labs, students will follow along as fibers become yarn and a yarn becomes a textile. Learning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both the fiber and textile reinforces an interior designer's success.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CS-PHO-4154
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Interior designers, architects and builders rely on high-quality photographs to capture their work for portfolios and marketing. This course covers the basics of shooting, including lens choices, perspective, tethering and styling. Discussions include the importance of scouting a project and preparing for an interiors shoot, and students follow along in class with demonstrations on shooting techniques. Demonstration of various post-processing techniques show how to fine-tune the final image. The instructor also shares experiences in the business of interiors photography. Note: Knowledge of digital photography (and your specific camera) and Photoshop is essential.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Elaine Fredrick (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 25 - May 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEXT-4049
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $5


Description

Join the RISD Museum's textile conservators for an immersive look at the basics of caring for historic garments and textiles. Through discussion, hands-on projects and behind-the-scenes visits to the museum, you will explore how to identify, store, display and prolong the lifespan of these important pieces of our material history. To preserve your own vintage garments and fabrics, you'll learn many effective, free and inexpensive methods and materials to use, including which pieces to hang versus box horizontally, and which home locations have the best environmental conditions for storage. You will also find out which damage-causing materials to avoid (plastic garment bags/wrapping, acidic tissue paper, etc.). You will have the opportunity to work with your own objects or samples supplied for the class. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary; this course is open to anyone with an interest in textiles.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: * Jessica Urick, Anna Rose Keefe (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 7 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CS-INDES-0888
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Did you take Fundamentals of Interior Design or Interior Design: Introduction at the Westerly Education Center, and are you looking to learn more about color, drawing for interiors and the business of interior design? Using what you learned in the first course as building blocks, you'll continue to explore the world of interior design. You'll learn about color and how it affects the interior environment, and get an overview of what it is like to run an interior design business. You'll also be introduced to computer software that will allow you to create 2D and 3D drawings.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction or Fundamentals of Interior Design I


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Apr 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-INDES-0559
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

This course will offer interior designers an in-depth look at working with textile companies. The basics of working directly with vendors will be covered, including how to open an account to receive wholesale pricing, and what the trade lingo (RGA, EOB or COM) is. The resources and information presented will provide students with the confidence and knowledge to walk into the showrooms of the Boston Design Center.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)