Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of interior design in this design studio. Students work with a professional designer on a complete interior design project, from initial concept to final presentation. They develop skills in freehand sketching, manual drafting, collage, and model building, while representing and testing spatial and material ideas. Students consider clients’ needs and aesthetic preferences as they design a functional interior and choose appropriate finishes. Coursework focuses on spatial design applications and concepts rather than interior decorating.

Course Notes: For the online sections of this course, all field trips and guest speaker presentations occur as virtual events and experiences.

Course Length - Online 11 weeks

Learner Outcomes

  • Undertake the process of design, learning the conventions, techniques, and craft of representation and presentation
  • Understand the two and three-dimensional language of design to represent and present ideas of form, space, order, and material
  • Research, document, and analyze a site and a program’s elements of environment, history, ecology and economy to propose a conceptual framework for design
  • Cultivate and practice a verbal language of design, articulating the ideas of the work of their projects and those of their peers in productive conversations and critique
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an art/design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques.

Additional Information

The 2021 Parsons Summer Academy online format is synchronous with hands-on live studio sessions occurring at the listed meeting times. For more information on schedule, requirements, registration, and refund policies, see program details.

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Section Title
Interior Design, Grades 9-12
11:00AM to 1:50PM
Sep 25, 2021 to Dec 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $505.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $505.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 29, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 18, 2021
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