Certificate Interior Design & Decoration
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The ICI Interior Design & Decoration course has been designed in consultation with the Interior Decoration & Design industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently.
◑ Duration study load
24 months of access
There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As an interior designer and decorator (also known as an interior architect) you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality.
If you start your own interior design and decorating business you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss and could earn $100,000 or more per year. And perhaps most importantly your interior design and decorating “work” will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding.
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
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.
Lighting Effects on Colour Decorating With Light: Incandescent, Fluorescent, Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapour, Tungsten, Tungsten Halogen.
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.
Light and Colour I Introduction to the Science of Light and Colour, The Luminous Environment, The Nature of Colour
Light and Colour II Colour and Emotion, Colour Preferences, Colour and Light, Optical Effects, Colour Schemes, Applying Colour.
Light and Colour III Colour and Emotion, Colour Preferences, Colour and Light, Optical Effects, Colour Schemes, Applying Colour.
Decorating Styles Colonial, Country, Eclectic, Modern, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Other Decorating Styles
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
Building Systems and Components Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical 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
Furnishings Furniture, Window Treatment, Signage/Graphics, Accessories, Art, Plants
Interior Planting Design and Maintenance
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
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
★ About SpotED
Here are just a few of the types of businesses that need interior designers and decorators:
Bed and breakfasts
Corporate head offices
Hotels Law firms
Model homes for home builders
Public relations firms
Many other types of businesses from doctors’ offices to luxury car dealerships
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