Perspective & Rendering Certificate
Learn the fundamentals of perspective and rendering for interior design
- Credit hours: 15
- Stackable to degree: No
- Potential job outcomes: Interior design assistant
Get an introduction to the perspective and rendering aspects of interior design with this 15-credit-hour certificate program. Classes focus on the theory and fundamentals of design, interior design studio, interior perspective and rendering, problem solving/design communication and advanced sketching/perspective drawing.
You’ll work alongside skilled faculty who are experts in their fields and well-respected in the interior design industry. Study in Harper Colleges’ design rooms, which are equipped with drafting tables, displays, a lighting lab and kitchen cabinetry. A computer lab specifically for interior design students features modern equipment and allows you to hone your skills using professional design programs like AutoCAD/CAD Studio.
Certificate program requirements
This 15 credit-hour certificate program is designed to give students a benchmark while going through the Interior Design program. This certificate's intent is for those students who want to specialize in the perspective and rendering areas of design.
|ART 121||Design I||3|
Description: Introduces students to skills fundamental to two-dimensional visual organization. Explores elements such as line, shape and color, and principles such as unity, balance and variation. Provides a foundation for all areas of art and design. IAI ART 907
|IND 100||Theory and Fundamentals of Design||2|
Description: Introduces students to theoretical principles and nomenclature of design. Studies theories pertaining to elements and principles of design, color theory, psychology and color phenomenology as it relates to interior design. Studies human environment, proxemics and spatial behaviors. Examines universal design, designing for specific cultures and genders as well as other topical subjects. Covers the interior design profession, professional organizations and career employment.
Recommended Corequisite: IND 101.
|IND 101||Interior Design Studio I||3|
Description: Studies interior design room arrangement and furniture selection. Investigates the elements and principles of design as they relate to interiors. Studies aesthetic aspects of interior design. Develops interior projects using space planning, furniture selection, the development of furniture elevations, and presentation techniques. (NOTE: Students will need to purchase a drafting kit in addition to textbooks.)
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in IND 100.
|IND 107||Interior Perspective and Rendering||3|
Description: Studies drawing and sketching methods of furniture and interior spaces. Develops drawing techniques for interior perspective views of buildings. Explores the use of axonometric drawing and the use of various medias to present the three-dimensional delineation of interior design. Examines balance and proportions of interior items within a three-dimensional space. Uses drawing techniques and color to define light and shadow, textures, material characteristics.
Prerequisite: ART 121, IND 100 and IND 101 with grades of C or better.
|IND 110||Problem Solving/Design Communication||2|
Description: Introduces the process of visual communication for interior designers. Identifies interior and architectural challenges and examines the design process of problem-solving through space analysis and planning. Utilizes collaborative methods to develop appropriate design strategies and solutions. Applies research and the use of elements and principles of design to skillfully manipulate interior spaces. Utilizes conceptual sketching and oral presentation to communicate design solutions.
Prerequisite: IND 100 and IND 101 with grades of C or better.
|IND 217||Advanced Sketching and Perspective Drawing||2|
Description: Reviews the development of two-point, mechanical perspective drawing. Studies freehand drawing and sketching methods of interior and exterior spaces. Develops drawing techniques for interior perspective views of buildings. Explores the use of various media to define light, shadows, textures and material characteristics.
Prerequisite: ART 121 and IND 107 with grades of C or better.
Students interested in interior design may also be interested in:
- Interior Design AAS Degree
- Architectural CAD Certificate
- Interior Design Assistant Certificate
- Kitchen & Bath Specialty Certificate
Please note: This program is not financial aid eligible.