Course DescriptionThis course offers you an overview of the legal, ethical, and financial aspects of the interior design field. You are introduced to current models of practice and study the role of economics, contracts, liability, licensure, and standards of practice in shaping contemporary interior design practice. What kind of marketing and promotion is effective for your particular work? Whether you intend to freelance, create a small partnership, or work in-house at a boutique office or large company, this course helps you understand what to expect. You review common business practices, including business proposals, pricing, estimates, invoices, client relations, interviewing techniques, professional conduct, and writing CVs and résumés.
- Professional discipline of time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
- How to present a clear expression of ideas in oral presentations and workshops.
- The ability to verbally communicate design ideas to potential clients and employers.
- Learn about the various aspects and trades it takes to see a design job through from start to finish.
- To gain knowledge and experience in the business of interior design and the various career paths in the interior design industry.
- Explore your individual career path and determine weak and strong points.
- Explore the design process from concept to completion.
- Have a basic understanding of contracts, design, budgets and professionalism.
- Develop a design identity and be familiar with the how to’s of portfolio, promotion, and marketing for one’s professional practice.
- Collaborate with peers, knowing how to provide constructive feedback, and to foster an atmosphere of professionalism.