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ICI gives you the opportunity to learn interior decoration and design conveniently and quickly. More importantly, you will learn all the skills needed to become successful in the field since our course is developed with acclaimed professionals in the industry.

ICI gives you the opportunity to learn interior decoration and design conveniently and quickly. More importantly, you will learn all the skills needed to become successful in the field since our course is developed with acclaimed professionals in the industry.

Course Content

Course units include:

1 Introduction to Interior Design and Decoration

What is interior design?, Interior Design History, Interior Design vs Interior Decoration?, Introduction to Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Workplace Design with Colour and Light, Developing a Colour Scheme.

2 Elements and Principles of Design

Elements of Design: Line, Pattern, Texture, Colour, Area, Shape, Form, and Space.

Principles of Design: Discord and Variety, Harmony and Unity, Contrast and Emphasis, Rhythm, Repetition and Radiation, Proportion, Gradation and Alternation, Balance.

Elements of a Decoration Plan

3 Functional and Decorative Use of Colour

Colour Planning: Function of the Area, Existing Furniture and Furnishings, the Style of Décor, Aspect and Natural Lighting, Spatial Relationships, Personal Taste, Colour Psychology, Floor Coverings, Window Treatments, Furniture.

4 Lighting Effects on Colour

Decorating With Light: Incandescent, Fluorescent, Metal Halide, High-Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapour, Tungsten, Tungsten Halogen.

5 Planning a Harmonious Decorative Colour Scheme for a Client

Planning a Harmonious Decorative Scheme, The Process of Planning, the Beginning of Your Decoration Plan, Notes From Client Briefing, Results of the Client Briefing, Displaying or Presenting Your Proposal, Types of Visuals, Measured Survey, Schedule of Materials.

6 Light and Colour I

Introduction to the Science of Light and Colour, The Luminous Environment, The Nature of Colour

7 Light and Colour II

Colour and Emotion, Colour Preferences, Colour and Light, Optical Effects, Colour Schemes, Applying Colour.

8 Light and Colour III

Colour and Emotion, Colour Preferences, Colour and Light, Optical Effects, Colour Schemes, Applying Colour.

9 Decorating Styles

Colonial, Country, Eclectic, Modern, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Other Decorating Styles

10 How to Decorate (Step by Step)

How to: Undertake Space Planning, Determining the Best Layout, Choose a Colour Scheme, Determine Flooring Requirements, Select Wall Treatments, Determine Lighting Requirements, Complete any Repairs or Renovations, Select Furnishings, Choose Window Coverings, Arrange the Furniture, Accessorize, Evaluate the Decorating

11 Building Systems and Components

Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical

12 Materials

Primary Interior Finish Materials: Concrete, Masonry, Stone, Metals, Wood, Plastic, Glass, Wall Board, Tile, Terrazzo, Acoustic Ceiling systems, Resilient Flooring, Carpet, Paint and Other Film-Applied Finishes, Wallcovering, Fabric and Textiles

13 Furnishings

Furniture, Window Treatment, Signage/Graphics, Accessories, Art, Plants

14 Interior Planting

Design and Maintenance

15 Job Seeking Skills

Getting Hired: Job Hunting Materials, Your Portfolio, Your Resume, and Cover Letter, Locating Jobs, Advertised Positions, Unadvertised Positions, Who Employs Interior Decorators, Discussing Salary

16 Starting Your Own Interior Design Business

How to: Start Your Interior Design Business, How to Build Your Portfolio, What you’ll need, Retail / Wholesale Supplies, Choosing Target Markets, Getting Clients, How to Price Jobs, Managing Clients, Working with Suppliers and Contractors

Course units include: 1 Introduction to Interior Design and Decoration What is interior design?, Interior Design History, Interior Design vs Interior Decoration?, Introduction to Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Workplace Design with Colour and Light, Developing a Colour Scheme. 2 Elements and Principles of Design Elements of Design: Line,...

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Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

Assessment Methods

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

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