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

Course Listing and Registration

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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).

Courses & Workshops include:

Digital Design Communication for Interior Designers I

Drawing Essentials for Interior Designers

Interior Design Business Principles

Introduction to Interior Design

Lighting Design

Jason Birl Wednesday 9/16 - 12/9 6 - 9:15 PM $460.00 $35.00

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.

Drawing Essentials for Interior Designers

Jackie Stuchlik Tuesday 9/15 - 12/1 6 - 9:15 PM $460.00

This twelve-session course introduces students to drawing skills needed for visual communication by interior designers.  Developed for students with no prior drawing experience, the course will focus on freehand sketching.  The course will build skills by progressing through the basics of drawing from direct observation; analysis of geometry; 1- and 2-point perspective; creation of floor plans; and will conclude with a final project which will involve the analysis and drawing of a space which encompasses the floor plan, cross-section, elevation, and color rendering of the interior and furnishings.  No prerequisites; this class is open to all interested in drawing basics for interior design.

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Interior Design Business Principles

Nile Johnson Monday 9/14 - 11/30 6 - 9:15 PM $460.00

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

Introduction to Interior Design

Julie Cargill Wednesday 9/16 - 12/9 6 - 9:15 PM $460.00

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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Lighting Design

Rosemary Kelly Thursday 9/17 - 12/10 6 - 9:15 PM $460.00

Lighting Design is a fundamental course in lighting and interaction with visual perception and aesthetics. The basic functions of lighting are studied, analyzed, and critiqued as design elements, and students are asked to transfer this information to lighting plans and specifications. Whenever possible, field inspection of lighting installations adds to theoretical information in the classroom. Prerequisite: Introduction to Interior Design.

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