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The Interior Design Institute Assignment 2016

317 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES*
4 Units
A detailed study of the principles for management of an independent design studio. All business procedures will be researched.

318 TEXTILES*
4 Units
Exploration of the world of textiles, fibers and their purchase and manufacturing. Resources for textile purchase also will be studied.

319 LIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS*
4 Units
Analysis of lighting for both residential and contract applications. Special emphasis is on lighting vocabulary, plans, distribution and quality.

320 HEALTHCARE DESIGN*
4 Units
Study of the design of health care facilities. The class is part lecture and part studio with a set of working portfolio boards completed for the final. Specification writing is also covered.

321 PHOTOSHOP*
4 Units
learn skills required for production of digital presentation boards, management of image files, printing and integration of AutoCad into image files.

322 BUILDING CODES*
4 Units
An overview of building codes required in commercial installations.

323 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN*
4 Units
Study of sustainable environments, quality of life issues and the “smart house”-use of computers and electronics in buildings.

325 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING I*
6 Units
Introduction to architectural computer drafting with emphasis on interior design, using AUTOCAD software and Windows.

421 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING II
4 Units
Continuation of architectural computer drafting with emphasis on interior design, using AUTOCAD software and Windows.

429 HISTORIC PRESERVATION THESIS
8 Units
Students study the art of historical detail and preservation of houses in California. Research and preservation methods are studied.

430 CAREER STUDY
6 Units
Internship with professional designers. Learning goals are set and a professor works with the student on a weekly basis to discuss the student’s progress. Prerequisite: Faculty consent.

434 SENIOR SHOW/PORTFOLIO PREPARATION AND WEB DESIGN
6 Units
Studio where students will put the polishing touch on their portfolios. Advanced portfolio styles and alternate portfolio presentation methods will be studied.

440 SENIOR STUDIO
4 Units
An advanced studio teaching the student to solve problems of a complex nature. Developing the spatial envelope of a multilevel space for a mixed use project, students will design the space using concepts and skills learned in prior studios. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of works-in-progress. Digital boards and construction documents are created in this class.

441 KITCHEN/BATH
4 Units
Design and plan safe and effective kitchens and bathrooms; utilize key industry information and planning guidelines based on historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, research, building codes and current industry practices.

442 DIGITAL PRESENTATION
5 Units
Digital Presentation (Using TinkerCad, InDesign & SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation) This course introduces the student to three software programs. The first four weeks teaches the student to design with a 3D Printer. The second four weeks teaches the student InDesign, a publishing software program and the final four weeks develops the student’s ability to create video animation with SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation.

443 REVIT ARCHITECTURE
This course teaches the concepts and tools of Revit, a building information modeling program for architects and interior designers. Students are introduced to Revit’s powerful 3D model organization for visualization, presentation, and creation of construction documents. Instruction demonstrates how this unique software enables design professionals to save time and reduce errors as design changes are automatically coordinated throughout the entire model and drawing set.

*Included in A.A. Program.

July 15th, 2016

What they say is true: you never stop learning.

It’s been almost exactly 5 years since I have graduated in what translates to English as “Tourism Expert”. I remember thinking that studying tourism, economy and languages would not be very helpful for the life I had planned for myself, but it turns out that travelling is one of the things I truly love doing, and speaking four languages is pretty useful. And economy, well, I hated it… but it helps now, since I do run my own company.

So after all, that choice was pretty spot on for me. But, there is a but: as I have previously expressed, and many people can easily tell, I am more interested in the art field, and I never really gave that a proper chance. Sure, I paint, I snap photos, I edit videos and I make my clothes and clothing lines – which I am very happy about – but I always felt like I wanted to learn more, on a more professional level. All I know in the art field is what I have gathered on my own, and although that could have been enough, I wanted to push a little more this time.

And so yes, I went back to “school”.  Read More

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