Interior Design Advanced Modules

This page displays a selection of our optional Advanced Modules, which focus on specific genres. These are available to be purchased after you have successfully completed the first two assignments. Each Advanced Module contains one module and one assignment. A certificate of achievement can be downloaded once the assignment is successfully completed.

Business, Branding, Marketing & Social Media for Interior Designers

$199.00

Dreaming of starting your own interior design business?

In this module, you will learn about the logistics of starting your own business and the process behind building your brand and marketing your business.

You’ll develop valuable skills for working with clients and establishing a professional reputation. In addition, you’ll learn the different ways of advertising your interior business, including building a website, using social media and collaborating with other brands.

About The Authors

Starting Your Own Business

Business Plan

Executive Summary

Your Business Overview

Business Environment And Competition

Sales And Marketing

Financial Plan

Setting Up Your Business

Business Structure

Business And Domain Names

Branding

Developing An Aesthetic

Branding My Business - Where Do I Begin?

Planning Your Website

Home Page

About Page

Portfolio Page

Services Page

Press Page

Contact Page

Shop

Blog

Content Creation For Your Website & Blog

Writing - Message, Style, Grammar And Tone

Formatting

#Idistudent Website Examples

Social Media

Your Personal Brand

Creating Your Overall ‘Look’

Choosing The Right Platforms

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook

Youtube

Podcasts

Integrating Social Media On Your Website

Social Media Marketing

The Importance Of Scheduling & Planning

Monitoring And Momentum

Brainstorming And Streamlining

Engage Your Audience

Collaborating With Other Brands

Media Kit

Traditional Marketing

Why Should I Use Different Types Of Marketing?

What Are The Different Types Of Marketing?

Advertising And Direct Mail

Events

Business Cards

Cross Promotion And Referrals

Increasing Visibility

SEO

Keywords

Page Titles

Metadata

Links

E-Marketing

What Is E-Marketing?

Giveaways

Money Matters And Financial Health

How Much Will I Charge?

Will I Need An Office, Staff, And What Equipment?

Financial Health - How Do I Know If My Business Is A Success?

AutoCAD (Mac Metric)

$199.00

Take your interior design skills to another level by learning AutoCAD - the industry leader for computer aided design.

In this easy to follow module, author Leigh Romanello will teach you all you need to know about AutoCAD.

The price of this Advanced Module does NOT include the software. We recommend you use the free trial first, then purchase the software once the trial ends.

Please note that this module is written based on the Mac (Apple) interface for AutoCAD.

About the Author: Leigh Romanello

AutoCAD for Interior Designers

Downloading AutoCAD

Opening AutoCAD

AutoCAD User Interface

Drawing Commands

Modifying Commands

Moving Around the Drawing Window

Setting up the Drawing

Developing the Plan

Creating Professional Drawings

Using Advanced Commands

Drawing Different Types of Lines

Using AutoCAD for Measurements

Dimensioning the Plan

Printing and Plotting the Drawing

Shortcuts

Command Aliases

AutoCAD (PC Metric)

$199.00

Take your interior design skills to another level by learning AutoCAD - the industry leader for computer aided design.

In this easy to follow module, author Leigh Romanello will teach you all you need to know about AutoCAD.

The price of this Advanced Module does NOT include the software. We recommend you use the free trial first, then purchase the software once the trial ends.

Please note that this module is written based on the PC (Windows) interface for AutoCAD.

About the Author: Leigh Romanello

AutoCAD for Interior Designers

Downloading AutoCAD

Opening AutoCAD

AutoCAD User Interface

Drawing Commands

Modifying Commands

Moving Around the Drawing Window

Setting up the Drawing

Developing the Plan

Creating Professional Drawings

Using Advanced Commands

Drawing Different Types of Lines

Using AutoCAD for Measurements

Dimensioning the Plan

Printing and Plotting the Drawing

Shortcuts

Command Aliases

ArchiCAD For Interior Designers

$199.00

Learn how to create accurate interior design plans and intricate 3D renders using ArchiCAD.

With 10 instructional videos, this technical course is designed for experienced designers, engineers and architects looking to integrate ArchiCAD seamlessly.

You'll gain the skills to accurately produce floor plans, elevations, sections, and 3D images by the end of the module, showcasing your proficiency with ArchiCAD's advanced features.

About The Author

Getting Ready

Video Tutorials

Shortcuts

Understanding Bim

The Interface

New Project

Menus And Toolbars

Navigator

Initial Setup

Project Details

Project Location

Project Working Units

Project Scale

2D Modelling Tools

Drawing

Lines / Polylines

Spline

Fill

Text

Dimensions

Documentation

Grid

Layer Combinations

Understanding Views

Layout Books

Plans

Ground Floor

First Floor

Second Floor

First Level Doors

The Site Plan

Roof Plan

Site Mesh

Dimensions

Labels

Sections

Details

Elevations

Saving Elevation Views

Book Layout And Output

Sections

Elevations

Details

Publishing

Designing And Visualising Your Project

Modelling Tools

Modelling Walls

Materials And Textures

Lighting

3D Rendering

Extra Goodies

Schedules / Lists

3D Document

Sun Study

Plant Styling & Landscape Design

$199.00

This module will help you learn how plants enrich spaces and inspire you to get creative with greenery.

You will be taught how to create lush sanctuaries and reconnect with nature, curate design-savvy botanical solutions that inspire and invigorate, how to style with plants and create useful, practical outdoor spaces for relaxing, entertaining, playing and working.

Introduction

Interior Plant Styling

What Is Plant Styling?

Plant Styling Considerations

Plant Accessories

15 Reasons To Decorate With Plants

Creating A Look

Applying The Design Principles And Elements

Landscape Design

The Role Of A Landscaper

Hardscaping vs Softscaping

Hard Landscaping

Soft Landscaping

Outdoor Spaces

Design Considerations For Small Spaces

Garden Design Styles

Contemporary Gardens

Traditional Gardens

Cottage Gardens

Formal Gardens

Mediterranean Gardens

Minimalist Gardens

Japanese Gardens

Tropical Gardens

Coastal Gardens

Gardening Principles

Edible Gardens

Organic Gardening

Community Gardens

Vertical Gardens

Garden Maintenance

Landscape Spatial Planning

Landscape Floor Plans

Scaling The Plan

How To Select A Scale

Drawing The Plan

Commercial Design

$199.00

Learn how to design commercial spaces that stand out!

This course provides the know-how, and tools students need to take care of projects for hotels, restaurants, cafes, exhibition spaces, offices, retail venues, and work in collaboration with real clients.

You will discover how commercial interior design strategies are developed and assessed, what the current trends are, tips for COVID-19 friendly spaces and how to operate a sustainable design practice.

Commercial Design

Hospitality Design

Hospitality Space Planning

How To Choose A Restaurant Floor Plan

Restaurant Colours

Hospitality Trends

Hospitality Case Study

Hotel Design

Hotel Space Planning

Hotel Colours

Hotel Trends

Retail Design

Retail Space Planning

Retail Case Study

Exhibition Design

Trade Shows

Design Events

Workplace Design

Workplace Space Planning

Workplace Case Study

Workplace Colours

Workplace Trends

Sustainable Design & Guidelines

Thinking Green

Useful Resources

Universal Design

The Phases Of Design

Concept Development

Kitchen & Bathroom Design

$199.00

This course takes you on a comprehensive journey, covering the entire spectrum of kitchen and bathroom design, from conceptual drawings to the finer details of schematic design.

Delve into the fundamentals of design and layout, including the optimal utilisation of space, and explore the critical aspects of fixtures, equipment, ergonomics and current trends.

You'll refine your skills in choosing the ideal colour palettes and specifying materials that offer a harmonious blend of durability and easy maintenance. You'll also have the opportunity to create a mood board, floor plan, and FF&E schedule as part of your final project.

Introduction To Kitchen And Bathroom Design

Residential Kitchen Design

Kitchen Layouts

Kitchen Planning

Kitchen Ergonomics

Kitchen Selections

Cabinets

Countertops

Splashbacks

Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen Taps

Refrigerators

Cooktops

Ovens

Range Hoods

Dishwashers

Kitchen Trends

Kitchen Mood Boards

Residential Bathroom Design

Bathroom Layouts

Bathroom Planning

Bathroom Ergonomics

Bathroom Selections

Bathtubs

Showers

Bathroom Basins

Tapware

Toilets

Flooring

Wall Surfaces

Window Treatments

Linens

Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom Storage

Bathroom Trends

Bathroom Mood Boards

Planning A Renovation

Project Planning

Bathroom Waterproofing

Kitchen Renovation Costs

Bathroom Renovation Costs

Insights From Leading Designers

Suppliers

Setting Up Your Own Website

$199.00

Learn how to set up and maintain your own website or blog in WordPress and attract your ideal interior design clients!

The module will guide you on how to use WordPress, add content, interact with your audience, and showcase your design work.

The author, Jason Marty, has years of experience in web and graphic design, working with a huge range of high profile clients. Jason has shared his expertise in an easy to follow, step-by-step guide, along with 6 video tutorials to getting you and your work seen online.

Introduction

About the Author: Jason Marty

Setting Up Your Own Website

Understanding Domain Names

What is a Domain Name?

Why Does a Domain Name Have to be Registered?

How Does a Domain Name Work?

Understanding Hosting

Registering Your Domain Name & Buying Hosting

Scenario 1: You Require a Domain Name & Hosting

Scenario 2: You Have a Domain Name & Require Hosting

Scenario 3: You Already Have a Domain Name & Hosting

Domain Name Delegation

Installing WordPress

Download WordPress

Uploading WordPress to Your Server via FTP

Setting up the Database

Completing the WordPress Installation

Building Your Website - Part A

Plan Your Website

Prepare Your Content

Build Your Website

Building Your Website - Part A Check

Building Your Website - Part B

Prepare Your Content

Build Your Website

Building Your Website - Part B Check

WordPress Admin Reference

The WordPress Admin Area

Admin Toolbar

Posts & Pages

Post & Page Content Areas

Media

Appearance

Plugins

Users

Tools

Settings

Home Staging & Property Styling

$199.00

Home staging professionals are highly sought after to create homes that attract buyers and sell for the best price possible. Get ahead of your competition and offer another element to your interior design services with the help of this module.

Whether you want to learn how to stage your own listings or are ready to start your own staging business, this course will equip you with the tools and tips to become a successful property stylist!

You will learn how to stage on a budget, the importance of branding, how to market yourself, current trends, different staging services, working with suppliers and the business of staging.

Home Staging 101

What Is Home Staging?

Why Home Staging Is Important

How to Stage a Home

Styling on a Budget

Staging Areas of the Home

Home Staging Checklist

Staging Services

Stylist Sourcebook

Suppliers

Furniture Rental

Marketing

Branding

Associations and Memberships

Design Events

Trends

 

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