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Course Description

The field of interior design is rapidly changing. Interior designers are not only responsible for aesthetic elements but are also called upon to assess and understand a given site condition and create environments that inspire and support transformative human experience. In this class, faculty introduce students to the field of interior design through an institutional, commercial, or public studio project in New York City. Students engage in an iterative creative process that includes field observation and analysis, measuring, drawing, model making, and selecting and evaluating healthy materials. Students build technical skills and develop an understanding of scale, form, and spatial relationships needed to interpret the interior environment. Students divide their time between designing in the studio, learning to analyze and represent space, and taking field trips to relevant sites in New York City. Students will leave the class with a better understanding of the interconnectedness between interior design, ecology, and human experience, empowered to critique and build upon cultural understandings of the field.

NOTE: This course requires students to bring a modern computer laptop to class to complete course assignments. The New School provides all degree and credit-seeking students (enrolled in the current term) with subscriptions for the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.

Learner Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of how to formulate a personal, self-directed design process: a conceptual framework to guide decision making
  • Apply the conceptual and physical tools of interior design through individual projects
  • Understand and apply modelmaking and design drawing as tools for design iteration and communication
  • Develop and understand of how to explain, defend, and modify the design process through presentations and discussions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between preconceived thinking and making and conceptual thinking and making through idea generation and iterative brainstorming
  • Apply multiple methods of research and iteration, including model making, reading, drawing, and analysis
  • Apply a broad array of representational techniques to communicate ideas such as, sketches, physical models, presentation drawings, material and color boards, and perspective drawings/collages

Additional Information

This course is one offering from our Parsons Summer Intensive Studies program. For more information on schedule, registration, and refund policies, see program details.

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Section Title
Interior Design Studio (College/Adult)
Type
Lecture
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 3:50PM
Dates
Jun 05, 2023 to Jun 23, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.7
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SIS Tuition non-credit $4,675.00
Available for Credit
3 units
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 09, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 05, 2023
Section Title
Interior Design Studio (College/Adult)
Type
Lecture
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 3:50PM
Dates
Jul 10, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
102.5
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SIS Tuition non-credit $4,675.00
Available for Credit
3 units
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 13, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 10, 2023
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