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Interior Design and Architecture Studies, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months
    Duration

About

This Interior Design and Architecture Studies certificate features two tracks that students may choose from, depending on their goals: Space Planning or Decorative Arts. 

Courses in the Interior Space Planning track develop students’ understanding of spatial and structural design through sketching and drafting and build foundational skills in interior design. 

The Decorative Arts track offers courses that introduce students to the history of interiors, antiques, furnishings, and connoisseurship. Visits to design showrooms and important architectural sites provide learning opportunities for students taking courses on campus. Students can pursue electives in other art and design courses within Parsons at Open Campus.

What You'll Learn 

  • The ability to develop solutions that meet functional and decorative requirements
  • An understanding of the effect and relationship of color, texture, and materials in spatial planning and interior space design
  • Proficiency in hand drafting as you create a full set of formal drawings, including a floor plan, elevations, and reflected ceiling plans
  • An understanding of the core elements of design — scale, proportion, and balance — and (of especial importance for interior designs) — of ambiance
  • The ability to use industry software tools, Rhino and AutoCAD
  • An understanding of trade information and the sequence of design and construction

Careers

  • Residential Designer/Commercial Designer
  • Stylist or Stager
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Project Designer
  • Technical Designer/CAD Designer
  • Facilities Planner
  • Visual Merchandising Designer
  • Signage & Wayfinding Designer
  • Lighting Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details: Each course has a different start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

Space Planning Track

  • Interior Design Basic Core 
  • Drawing Interiors: Perspective And Rendering 
  • Basic Interior Space Planning
  • Basic Drafting 
  • Color Theory  
  • Drawing Interiors: Perspective And Rendering
Decorative Arts Track 
  • Interior Design Basic Core 
  • Drawing Interiors: Perspective And Rendering 
  • Basic Interior Space Planning
  • Basic Drafting 
  • Color Theory  
  • Drawing Interiors: Perspective And Rendering

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Who Should Enroll 

  • Creatives interested in developing professional skills that can be applied to either space planning or decorative arts.
  • Architects who want to expand their portfolio with interior space planning.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5714 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5714 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    5714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5714 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  •  $5,714 – $6,368 total 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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