Career Edge

Interior Design Studio: From Concepts to Color Theory and Beyond

With the center of the design world at your doorstep, gain firsthand experience of the interior design industry in New York City. Learn the concepts fundamental to designing commercial retail spaces, leisure spaces, and private homes or offices. Course work provides an overview of essential interior design concepts, including perspective, color theory, design aesthetic, and presentation methods. Explore aspects of design critique, stages of concept development, and presentation as you begin creating an interior design portfolio. Participate in several walking tours of NYC, during which you will be making real-world connections to historical and modern design strategies and creating photographic design journals to develop your designer’s eye. Site visits include meetings with working designers in interior design studios and in showrooms that are known for innovative and sustainable materials. Learn the verbal and graphic skills needed to communicate your design ideas and to prepare beautiful and effective design presentations, both digitally and by hand. The week-long studio experience is creative, artistic, and intuitive—in addition to technical.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in a career in interior design

You'll Walk Away With

  • A beginning interior design portfolio
  • An overview of interior design concepts, including perspective, color theory, design aesthetic, and presentation methods

Available Sessions

  • Session 3 Jul 23 - 27, 2018 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Career Edge Schedule


International Students : May 1, 2018
Residential US Students : June 1, 2018
Commuter Students : July 1, 2018

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