Open Courses: Fall 2018

Registration begins July 16:   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 Friday, August 17.

*CLOSED* Interior Design I – starts Sept. 17
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
Mon., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 17– Oct. 22 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
Interior Design III -starts Sept. 25

Using the skills you have acquired upon completion of all the required courses, undertake a complex project that requires research into historical styles and includes special-purpose spaces in residential areas. Complete the final project demonstrating your familiarity with major interior design components, including lighting design, finishes, and material standards. Please note: This is the capstone course.  Enroll in this course once all other required and elective courses have been successfully completed. 

Prerequisite: IDC 1000 and IDC 1020
IDC 1015 / 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.
Sept. 25–Oct. 23 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

History & Styles of Interior Design and Decorative Arts I - starts Sept. 26

Explore important elements of interior styles and furnishings from antiquity to the late 18th century. Understand the development of archetypal furniture forms and private interiors, which were increasingly based on living functions. Gain insight into Western civilization’s fascination with ancient Greece and Rome, culminating in neoclassicism as the dominant mode in Europe and America by the 1780s.
IDC 1030 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Jennifer Carlquist
Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 24 (5 Sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

Architectural Styles - starts Sept. 27

Learn the stylistic, structural, and formal characteristics of major architectural styles, and discover how these styles have been adapted in modern times. Explore the history of shelter outside the Western mainstream, including residences found in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Understand specific geographic areas, their houses, and interiors, as well as the cultural forces that determine their form.
IDC 1080 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: George Gaspar
Thurs., 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 - Oct. 25 (5 sessions)
Music building 0089A

 Autocad for Interior Designers I - starts Sept. 26

Develop skills in computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), using AutoCAD software. Learn the features and considerations associated with the computer as a drafting/design tool. Receive step-by-step instruction on AutoCAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts, and other valuable characteristics of AutoCAD. No previous AutoCAD knowledge or prior experience required.
IDC 1100 / noncredit / $460
PREREQ: IDC1020
Discount: $435 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Robert Fendler
Wed., 7:00–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Nov. 14 (8 sessions)
Humanities 2033

 Materials and Finishes of Interior Design - starts Nov. 5

Discover various materials and finishes, their properties, functions, and aesthetic qualities. Explore their use in interior applications through lectures, demonstrations, and/or field trips. Learn methods of working with a variety of materials and finishes and understand how to use them effectively in the interior design field.
IDC 1190 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Dennis Noskin
Mon., 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 - Dec 10 (5 sessions) No class on Nov. 12
Music building 0089A

 Colors of Interior Design - starts Nov. 13

Learn to design with color—how to develop a color palette and apply it to a well-appointed interior space using fabrics, artwork, accessories, and surface materials. Analyze and create a desired mood using colors. Learn how and why colors can affect a space.
IDC 1060 / 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.
Nov. 13 - Dec. 11 (5 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

History & Styles of Interior Design and Decorative Arts II - starts Nov. 7

Investigate interior decoration from 1800 to modern times as numerous changes take place, based on evolving social, industrial, political, and technological reform. Learn how the modern movement responded to these changes, creating a full-fledged interior design industry by 1950. Understand why today’s designers acknowledge a continuing social fascination with period styles, modern innovations, and postmodern practices.

IDC 1040 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Jennifer Carlquist
Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 (5 sessions) No class Nov. 21
Music building, room 0089A

Basic Drafting and Rendering I - starts Nov. 8

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: George Gaspar
Thurs., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 - Dec. 13 (5 sessions) No class Nov. 22
Visual Arts building 1021

Designing With All Five Senses - starts Nov. 3

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 Dederichs
Sat., 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 - Dec. 8 (5 sessions) No class Nov. 24
Visual Arts building 1021