Hands-on training for interior designers
This series is for individuals who are interested in learning about interior design/decorating, including those who work as designers, aspire to have a career as a professional designer, or even choose to take the program to assist them in decorating their own spaces. Participants will learn design concepts for both residential and commercial application, important industry standards, and how to start and run an interior design business.
This is a hands-on, interactive series uses actual textiles and other materials that you, as a designer, would utilize in your commercial or residential projects. Course handouts outlining the various finishes and their applications included in the program can then serve as a resource to you as a new designer or as a seasoned professional. At the end of this 16-week course, you will be able to prepare a professional design board with room layouts and researched specifications of paint colors, fabrics, window treatments, furniture, flooring, and lighting using samples provided.
About the instructor
The series will be lead by Jean Swanson, a professional interior designer with over 25 years experience in Pittsburgh. She has worked extensively on hundreds of projects from color consultations to new construction projects, both residential and commercial. Ms. Swanson is very passionate about the design business and very supportive of those who aspire to a career in it. She developed this program to teach not only the esthetics of design, but how to start and run a business.
- Color theory
- The design process
- Design standards
- Kitchen design
- Bathroom design
- Design for outdoor spaces
- Business essentials
Initial Interior Design Series
Spring 2023 (weeks 1-8) *
Fall 2023 (weeks 9-16) *
- Dates: Saturdays, September 9 - 23, October 7-28 and November 4, 2023
- Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Location: Penn State Beaver
- Cost: $659
- Register: Fall Interior Design
*Both sessions must be taken sequentially. Students who have not completed weeks 1-8 may not register for weeks 9-16.
**Advanced Interior Design Series Details
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**The Initial Interior Design Series must be completed to enroll in the Advanced Series.