Certificate in Interior Design
If you have always had an eye for design, and have a knack for taking an ordinary space and making it feel extraordinary, then the University of Miami Certificate in Interior Design is for you.
The Certificate in Interior Design Program offers non-credit courses to those who want to enrich their cultural experiences or who are interested in improving their professional or occupational skills. Taught by industry professionals, our Certificate in Interior Design program focuses on the important fundamentals to enter the design field. A hands-on program, students will learn history of interiors, principles and elements of design, freehand and computer drafting, specification and materials, professional practice , photography and building a portfolio.
HISTORY OF MODERN INTERIORS (8 hrs)
- Traces the major movements in architecture, interior design, furniture and decorative arts of the 20th century.
- Students will discover the making of interiors through the lens of key historical movements beginning with the English Arts & Crafts and ending with contemporary design culture.
- Buildings and interiors are discussed in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament and significance. The course format includes lectures and case studies.
SPECIFICATIONS (12 Hrs)
- Materials and Resources – Research and site visits
- Green Design/Sustainability
- Selection of Finishes, Lighting, Furniture
- Human Factors
DESIGN STUDIO (20 hrs)
- Drawing I: Freehand & Mechanical Drawing
- Space planning and programming
- Orthographic drawings (plans, sections, elevations)
- Drawing II: Computer drawing
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (8 hrs)
- Consultant Coordination
PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES (20 hrs)
- Portfolio workshop/Adobe InDesign
- Photography of Interior/Instructor: Steven Brooke, Photographer