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Interior Design

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Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4424 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to spaces we inhabit. 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

  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
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Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1739 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a scale model that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3

  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)
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