Your 5 Day Course Itinerary

The Academy is proud to provide students of all backgrounds from across the globe with an unprecedented combination of industry-expert sessions, post-graduate mentoring, and our proprietary formulas for success. This unique scope includes every aspect of design and business training needed to thrive in this exciting field.

Day 1

  • Overview of Interior Design
  • Flooring - industry expert session
  • Textiles, Drapery, Wallpaper - industry expert session
  • Furniture Styles
  • Space Planning and Deciphering Blue Prints - industry expert session
  • Kitchen and Bath Design - industry expert session

Day 2

  • Design software application overview and mock client exercise - industry expert session
  • Trend Spotting
  • Architecture
  • Color Forecast and Exercise - industry expert session
  • Century Furniture Showroom – Learn how to design a custom furniture piece - showroom and expert session
  • Architectural Lighting Showroom – Proper lighting guidelines and introduction to different types of lighting - showroom and expert session
  • Bassman Blaine Showroom – How to work with Trade-Only resources and reps - showroom and expert session

Day 3

  • Building your Portfolio
  • Wanda Colon's exclusive 6-Step Design Process
  • Design Software Demo and Interactive Exercise - industry expert session
  • Create a design board for a living room
  • Practice client presentation showcasing your living room

Day 4

  • Kitchen and Bath Mock Client ExerciseJ
  • Pricing your Services and earning Commissions from Mark-ups
  • Communication, Transparency and Integrity in your Services
  • Attracting your Ideal Client, Closing the Deal, Handling Objections
  • How to Select, Hire and Work with Contractors
  • Industry Resources

Day 5

  • Creating a Dynamic Website - Industry Expert Session
  • Marketing, Advertising and Promotions – Procuring Clientele - Industry Expert Session
  • How to get on the first page of Google - Industry Expert Session
  • Crucial content for your Business Card, Brochure and Website
  • Building a Team – roles and procedures
  • Contracts, systems and best practices
  • Business Insurance
  • Administrative Tools and Helpful Apps
  • 30-days to business start-up plan
  • Receive all Business Documents needed to Launch your new Design Business
  • Congratulations! Receive your Interior Design Certificate! Special accolades are also awarded to the students with the Best Overall Design and Best Presentation.


  • Full-color study materials and Interior Design manual
  • Contract CD with essential client documents and templates
  • Complete Interior Design Certificate with Designation logo for your website and business cards
  • In class Award opportunities with award logo for web and print adds credibility
  • Over 10 industry expert speakers who share everything they know about their area of expertise.
  • Celebrity designer, Wanda Colón personally mentors you every step of the way