Open Courses: Spring 2018

Registration begins November 13:  Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by January 12, 2018.

Spring Semester Course Schedule – At a Glance

AutoCAD for Interior Designers II – starts Feb. 3

Continue to develop basic AutoCAD skills with this introduction to Autodesk’s Revit Architecture and the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Expand your basic knowledge and learn the tools and techniques associated with creating 3-D models and views in Revit Architecture. Previous AutoCAD knowledge required.
Text: Interior Design Using Autodesk Revit 2018: Introduction to Building Information Modeling for Interior Designers
Prerequisite: IDC 1100 (AutoCad for Interior Designers I)
IDC 1200 / noncredit / $550
Discount: $525 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Robert Fendler
Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Feb. 3–March 24 (8 sessions)
Humanities building, room 2033

Window Treatments and Upholstery – starts Feb. 26
Enhance your knowledge of all aspects of window treatments and upholstery use, design, and fabrication. Work on various stages of window treatments and upholstery projects, including measuring, estimating materials, and line drawings for workroom. Increase your confidence in selecting appropriate fabrics for specific uses.
IDC 1140 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Penny Howell
Mon., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Feb. 26–March 26 (5 sessions)
 Music Building, room 0089A
Interior Design I – starts Feb. 27
Delve into the art of planning interior spaces. Develop the conceptual approaches that solve interior design problems. Understand the design process, elements of design, concepts, and drawings, as well as basic styles in residential interiors. Explore the use of color, fabric, and lighting in successful interior space design.
IDC 1000 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Jacqueline Hosford
Tues., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Feb. 27–March 27 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
Lighting Design – starts Feb. 28

Learn the principles of good lighting design and practical information on lamps, fixtures, controls, and how to utilize them in an interior design. Develop lighting plans and specifications and resolve specific residential lighting challenges for bath, kitchens, home offices, and multistory foyers. Work in small groups to solve the various lighting issues.
IDC 1130 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Karen Goldstick / Kalynn Amadio
Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Feb. 28–March 28 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

*Closed* Basic Drafting/Graphics and Rendering I – starts March 1

Acquire the necessary skills to express interior design concepts. Learn to draw and create architectural and three-dimensional drawings using the correct tools and techniques. Basic rendered pencil drawings emphasize methods for correct visual clarity and representation of interior spaces.
IDC 1020 / noncredit / $360
Discount: $335 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Emilia Ferri
Thurs., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
March 1–29 (5 sessions)
Visual Arts building, room 1021

Business Practices for Interior Designers – starts April 9
Learn how to establish your own design firm; create a portfolio; read a client’s taste, personality, and opinion; charge for services; develop a company logo; and address routine issues associated with the design profession. Explore marketing tools that enable you to reach prospective clients. Develop a business plan to capture your goals and make plans to maximize profits.
IDC 1110 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Dennis Noskin
Mon., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
April 9–May 7 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
Interior Design II – starts April 10
Explore the design process from concept to the finished commercial or residential project. Review spatial layout and significance, materials and finishes, and furniture. Learn ways to solve design problems and analyze design styles and needs. Students present their final projects, complete with rendered drawings and presentation boards.
Prerequisites: IDC 1000 (Interior Design I) and IDC1020 (Basic Drafting I)
IDC 1010 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Denise Gianna
Tues., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
April 10–May 8 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
*CLOSED* Designing with All Five Senses – starts April 11
Learn how interior designers can create supportive environments by considering and understanding the five senses. Develop an understanding of the physiology of each of the five senses and how each sense influences our perception of the space around us. Learn how to tap into the senses as a designer to develop your most valued assets: your imagination, creativity, and yourself.
IDC 1035 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Esther Gale
Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
April 11–May 9 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
*CLOSED* NEW! Local and Digital Trade Sources – starts April 12

Learn about diverse products and services available locally to the interior designer and their use in home décor. Gain an understanding of trade pricing structures, discounts, insider tips, and market shows, along with digital and online trade resources.
IDC 1255 / noncredit / $260
Discount: $235 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Denise Gianna
Thurs., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
April 12–26 (3 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

Introduction to SketchUp – starts April 14
Learn the basics of creating digital 3-D models for the purpose of producing and communicating real world designs. Acquire the skills to make a model from hand-drawn or CAD-generated plans. Review the fundamentals of this software program, plus numerous short cuts and “tricks of the trade” to become efficient in its use.
IDC 1075 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Tyrell Lundman
Sat., 9 a.m.–noon
April 14–May 12 (5 sessions)
Location VAB1018C
Presentation Skills for Interior Designers – starts May 3
Having a good design is not enough—you need to sell it! Become a confident and effective presenter with this workshop. In taped sessions and presentations to peers, you will learn how to effectively communicate and connect with your audience. Explore verbal and nonverbal communication, successful use of visual aids, and other critical presentation skills.
IDC 1025 / noncredit / $195
Discount: $170 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Caroline Walker
Thurs., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
May 3 & 10 (2 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A