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 Exercise
* 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.