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Interior Decorating

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Interior Decorating

Stratford's Interior Decorating course can help you learn how to combine creativity with practical design solutions to create unique and powerfully designed spaces for you and others to enjoy.

Whether you have an interest in working toward a career in interior decorating or would like to learn more about how to decorate your own space, Stratford's thoughtful and in-depth curriculum is sure to surprise even those already knowledgeable about decor.

Students can learn the process of planning, construction, spacial mechanics, as well as about a myriad of design elements. From home offices to inviting sitting rooms, Stratford's course offers fundamental decorating knowledge to help you create a memorable space.
Introduction to Interior Decorating
A Brief History of Interior Decorating
Career Options
Principles and Elements of Decoration
Expressions of Color
The Space Planning Process
Planning Specific Rooms or Areas
Furniture Selection and Arrangement
Art and Decorative Accessories
The Psychology of Selling Interior Decorating Services
Setting Up a Home Office

Introduction to Interior Environments
Definition of Interior Design and Responsibilities of an Interior Designer
Traits and Knowledge Required by Interior Designers
Development of the Interior Design Profession
Goals of Interior Design
The Design Process/Scope of Services
Health, Safety, and Welfare
Interior Environment Theory: Why We Need the Built Environment
The Science of Spatial Behavior
Historical Styles and Their Evolution
Elements and Principles of Design

The Construction Process of Interior Decorating
Building Systems
The Construction Process
Construction Systems, and Codes
Contract Documents
Structural Classifications
Doors and Windows
HVAC Systems and Plumbing
Lighting, Electrical, and Communications
Space Planning
Furnishing Rooms
Rooms to Buildings
Organizing Systems
Residential and Commercial Floor Plans

Materials and Further Topics for the Interior Decorator
Ceilings and Walls
Types of Furniture
Window Treatments
Accessories and Art
Interior Design as a Career
Professional Interior Design Organizations
The Business of Interior Design
Professional Ethics
Interior Design Forecast
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
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"It has been a very positive and rewarding experience. I highly recommend the program."

Freddie L.

"Stratford gave me the opportunity to learn something new and to have the chance to have a career."

Tiffany T.