Open Courses: Spring 2019

Registration begins Monday, November 12:   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, January 11.

Interior Design I - starts Feb. 26

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
Feb. 26—Mar. 26
Tues., 6:30—9:30pm
Music Building, room 0089A

Interior Design II - starts Apr. 9

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.
IDC 1010 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Denise Gianna
April 9—May 7
Tues., 6:30—9:30pm
Music Building, room 0089A

Basic Drafting/Graphics and Rendering I - starts Feb. 28

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 Gasper
Feb. 28—March 28
Thurs., 6:30—9:30pm
Music Building, room 0089A

Local and Digital Trade Sources - starts Apr. 11

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 1026 / noncredit / $260
Discount: $235 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Denise Gianna
April 11—April 25
Thurs., 6:30—9:30pm
Music Building, room 0089A

Introduction to SketchUp - starts Apr. 10

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 / $360
Discount: $335 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Tyrell Lundman
April 10—May 8
Wed., 6:30—9:30pm
Humanities Building, Room 2033

Business Practices for Interior Designers - starts Apr. 8

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.
Note: The last session is held in the New York Design Center; participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the Center.
IDC 1110 / noncredit / $325
Discount: $300 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Dennis Noskin
April 8—May 6
Mon., 6:30—9:30pm
Music Building, Room 0089A

Lighting Design - starts Feb. 27

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: Esther Dederichs
Feb. 27—March 27
Wed., 6:30—9:30pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 1021

Window Treatments and Upholstery - starts Feb. 25

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
Feb. 25—March 25
Mon., 6:30—9:30pm
Location: Music Building, Room 0089A

AutoCAD for Interior Designers II - starts Feb. 2

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.
IDC 1200 / noncredit / $550
Discount: $525 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Prerequisite: IDC1100
Instructor: Robert Fendler 
Feb. 2— March 23
Sat., 10:00am—1:00pm
Humanities Building, Room 2033