Interior Design Specialist - Certified Residential Interior Designer (ONLINE)

Course Description

 New!  ONLINE INTERIOR DESIGN SPECIALIST (BASIC) CERTIFICATE

(Certified Residential Interior Designer)

The online Residential Interior Design Education (R.I.D.E.) program is available to both aspiring designing individuals and interior designers who are wanting to increase their education, career opportunities, and professional status in the interior design industry. The R.I.D.E. certification trains new designers and increases the credentials for designers in current practice.

This program will not only give you the basic skills and background you need to start working as an interior home designer, but the R.I.D.E. credential will also increase your status with potential clients. You will explore the cornerstones of professional design, discover how to plan both visually appealing and functional spaces, and study how interior design has evolved throughout history.

This program will also provide you with an education on ethics that you can apply to your own practice. This resourcefulness of ethical standards will increase your worth as a designer and make you a stronger candidate in the industry.

Upon completion of this program, you will take the Residential Interior Designer Exam (R.I.D.E.) as the final. After you receive your RIDE certification, you can qualify for benefits such as a free one-year Designer Society of America, or DSA designer membership and possible participation in a 40-hour internship through DSA, if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

Objectives

Upon completing this program, you will:

  • Understand what a residential interior designer does.
  • Be familiar with major design styles and movements throughout history.
  • Know how to manipulate the basic elements involved in residential interior design projects.
  • Understand the steps required to work as a residential interior designer and start your own design business.
  • Have experience creating a design concept and floor plan.

 Outline

•A. Getting Started

•I. Exploring a Career in Residential Interior Design

•II. Design Basics

•III. Space Planning

•B. History of Styles and Furnishings

•IV. History of Styles and Furnishings, Part I: Prehistoric Times to the Middle Ages

•V. History of Styles and Furnishings, Part II: The Renaissance to the 20th Century

•VI. History of Styles and Furnishings, Part III: Modernism, Non-European Influences, and Furniture Styles

•C. Elements of Design

•VII. Materials

•VIII. Color

•IX. Textiles

•X. Lighting Fundamentals

•XI. Accents and Accessories

•D. Working as a Residential Interior Designer

•XII. Industry Regulations

•XIII. Putting It All Together

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For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700 (within the 864 area code) or e-mail conted@tctc.edu

 

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Contact Us

Corporate & Community Education
(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700
conted@tctc.edu

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn