I am New to the Program. What Should I Take?
Classes suggested for beginning Interior Design students:
- ID 110 - FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN
- ID 112 - BEGINNING DRAFTING FOR INTERIORS (required for many classes)
- ID 114 - APPLIED COLOR AND DESIGN THEORY FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
- ID 122 - HISTORY OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNISHINGS I or
- ID 125 - HISTORY OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNISHINGS II
The following three courses don't have prerequisites and satisfy General Education (GE) requirements in the Arts for the Associate Degree. They are offered in both formats: online and on campus.
ID-110 Fundamentals of Interior Design
Introductory interiors course covering design elements and principles and color theory. Overview of walls, floors, window coverings, lighting, furniture arrangement, and pattern coordination.
ID 122 History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings I
Overview of the decorative arts, period furniture and interior architecture from antiquity through the 18th century in Europe.
ID 125 History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings II
Overview of the decorative arts, period furniture and interior architecture covering the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and the 17th through 20th centuries in America.
Summer Semester Schedule:
ID-110 Fundamentals of Interior Design:
ID 122 History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings I :
ID 122 12600 ONLINE M. Curry
Interior Design Curriculum:
Saddleback College offers an interdisciplinary Interior Design curriculum providing multi-level, accredited courses that prepare students with the competencies required to enter the Interior Design profession or transfer to a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science Degree will be awarded after completion of Level II.
Interiors Merchandising - Level I
The Interiors Merchandising level provides the student with a short-term certificate program leading to employment in merchandising or sales.
Interior Design Assistant - Level II
The Interior Design Assistant level meets the educational standards that can lead to minimum preparation for design certification and employment as a Design Assistant.
Interior Design Professional - Level III
The Interior Design Professional level meets the educational standards leading to employment and certification as a professional Interior Designer.
Interior Design Assistant in Residential/Commercial Design
Professional Interior Designer
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Model Home Designer
Computer-Aided Design Specialist
Color or Lighting Specialist
Historic Preservation Specialist
Manufacturer’s Sales Representative
Our graduates work in various design-related firms specializing in all aspects of residential and commercial interior design such as model home design, hotel, and restaurant design, home remodeling, kitchen and bath design, design showrooms, and many others. The company examples are below. Many graduates also go on to be sole proprietors of their own design companies after working professionally in the field.
Hatch Design Group (Hospitality Design)
CDC Designs (Model Home Design)
Sea Pointe Construction (Design-Build Kitchen & Bath Remodeling)
Burgin Design Remodel (Design-Build Kitchen & Bath Remodeling)
Michael Fullen Design Group (Residential Design)
Design Focus (Residential and Commercial Design Firm)
Restoration Hardware Interior Design (Design Gallery and Service)
Design Within Reach (Design Showroom)
West Coast Living (Thomasville Furniture)
and many more…
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