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ID117 Beginning Interior Design

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: None

Students gain international experience of Italian design culture through direct exposure to world-class design and designers. They experience firsthand the creative process that makes Italy a world leader and trendsetter in interior design. To foster understanding of basic concepts of interior design, special emphasis is placed on the work process from concept development to technical drawing; project presentation; and visual communication. Goals are to spur creativity and expand critical understanding through development of research and observation skills. Students explore multidisciplinary perspectives on the history of interior design, Italian design, theories of modern and contemporary design, lighting design, new technologies, and sustainable solutions to design problems. They see interiors of historical and contemporary significance and have the rare opportunity to visit major Italian design firms and architecture studios and to discuss with leading Italian designers, fabricators, and manufacturers approaches and ideas that have made Italian design what it is today. Each Spring, the class visits in Milan the world`s largest and most prestigious furniture fair, the Salone del Mobile.

Students enrolled in SACI's Interior Design courses have the opportunity to participate in the Fashioning Spaces Program, an interdisciplinary program developed through a collaboration between SACI and the Ferragamo Foundation and Museum in Florence. For more information about the Fashioning Spaces Program, please see the brochure.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2017 (Daniele Bedini*)

Course Syllabus Spring 2016 (Tami Eyal)

ID219 Intermediate Interior Design

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: Beginning Interior Design

In this course, students utilize multidisciplinary approaches to refine and develop their technical skills and theoretical understanding of interior design. They use Autocad and Photoshop to complete projects, and emphasis is placed upon presentation of works to “clients.” Students learn lighting design and incorporate this knowledge into final projects that include technical drawings, concept development, light schemes, fixture selection, and lighting groups. Throughout the term, students write essays on a wide range of interior design theories, movements, and approaches and go on field trips to see interiors of historic and contemporary significance and to visit design and architecture firms. Students are required to produce one major project – residential, where they need to implement their studies.

Students enrolled in SACI's Interior Design courses have the opportunity to participate in the Fashioning Spaces Program, an interdisciplinary program developed through a collaboration between SACI and the Ferragamo Foundation and Museum in Florence. For more information about the Fashioning Spaces Program, please see the brochure.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2017 (Daniele Bedini*)

Course Syllabus Spring 2016 (Tami Eyal)

ID319 Advanced Interior Design

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: Intermediate Interior Design

Multidisciplinary approaches are employed to refine and develop advanced technical skills and theoretical understanding of interior design. Students use Autocad and Photoshop to complete projects, and emphasis is placed upon presentation of works to “clients.” Students learn advanced approaches to lighting design and incorporate this knowledge into final projects that include technical drawings, concept development, light schemes, fixture selection, and lighting groups. Throughout the term, students write essays on a wide range of interior design theories, movements, and approaches and go on field trips to see interiors of historic and contemporary significance and to visit design and architecture firms. Students are required to produce two major projects – commercial and residential, where they need to implement their studies.

Students enrolled in SACI's Interior Design courses have the opportunity to participate in the Fashioning Spaces Program, an interdisciplinary program developed through a collaboration between SACI and the Ferragamo Foundation and Museum in Florence. For more information about the Fashioning Spaces Program, please see the brochure.

Course Syllabus Fall 2017 (Daniele Bedini*)