Course Description

RISD CE course: Digital Rendering for Interior Design

Design by Michael Camara

This course introduces students to basic computer modeling and digital rendering concepts. These techniques can be used to develop interior designs and effectively communicate their spatial qualities and aesthetics to professionals and clients. Using SketchUp, students will learn the fundamentals of modeling forms that will become the basis for architectural components and a completed interior space. Adobe Photoshop will be utilized as a simple renderer to add materials, textures, lighting effects and entourage for presentations. Students will come away with a set of skills that will take them beyond the initial modeling and rendering techniques demonstrated in class, which can be used in many different ways to communicate and develop their designs in their careers.


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


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 08, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Necessary Supplies
Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.
Section Notes
  • This course requires access to one or more applications that are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Please visit the Adobe website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.
  • AND This course requires access to Sketchup. Please visit the Sketchup website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.
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