Course Description

RISD CE introductory interior design course

This introductory course focuses on the process of design applied to interior spaces. Students build an 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 documents their new understanding of 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.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Projects and Presentations can be generated in any word processing or graphic software packages. Keynote, PowerPoint, Open Office and other packages may be used. Demonstrations will be presented in floor plan development through hand drawing and CAD/BIM programs.
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Notebook + pencils
  • Sketch Pad, Strathmore, 9x12, 50 sheets;
  • Gridded Paper, Bienfang, 11x17, 4x4 grid, 50 sheets;
  • 12" Architectural Scale Ruler, Staedtler, Triangular,
  • Trace Paper. Bienfang, 12" White or Yellow
  • Drawing Pencils H, HB
  • White Polymer Eraser, Pentel
  • 3-Ring Binder, 1" Deep, 11x8.5"
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