Congratulations on taking your first step towards creative independence and joining The Academy's elite group of professional Designers. No prior experience is necessary to take our course as each student is coached and mentored to reach their specific goals. We look forward to supporting you in every aspect of your aspiring future whether your dream is to have a design career, fun sideline or to develop the skills to redesign your own home.
Interior Design Certificate Course
Live training runs 6 consecutive days plus homework.
10+ pre-course modules emailed prior to live training.
Hands-on design exercises, field trips and industry speakers.
Graduates are able to take on clients immediately.
Unprecedented, after graduation coaching program included.
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.
Overview of Interior Design
Flooring - industry expert session
Textiles, Drapery, Wallpaper - industry expert session
Space Planning and Deciphering Blue Prints - industry expert session
Kitchen and Bath Design - industry expert session
Design software application overview and mock client exercise - industry expert session
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
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
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
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
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.
NEW! - The White Box Challenge Exercise.and How to Get Showcased on TV
Just like on the HGTV’s "Design Star" television series. Bring your A game, as your team puts into action the skills learned from the week for yet another hands-on project. This includes designing a "white-box" room from scratch while incorporating unconventional materials. A fun and collaborative day ends with the winning team (chosen by a Design Show talent manager) receiving Best Design in Show accolades to showcase on their website and tips on how to get your work showcased on tv.
Your team will utilize all the skills from the week to design, execute, project manage and present:
A design plan for the white box challenge based on a client profile
Incorporate an unconventional material that meets the challenge
Go "shopping" in our vast warehouse to execute the look
Install the design plan
Present your design plan to the judge(s) and receive feedback
Q&A with the Design Show talent manager and tips on how to create "buzz" about your business
Celebrate a life changing week with new found friends and graduate with confidence and everything needed to take on clients immediately.
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
Save $300 when you pay in full more than 90 days before class
Upcoming Course Dates. Choose the Format that is Best for You -- Live or Virtual.
Oct 17 - Oct 22 2022- Hands-on live, in person class in Northern Los Angeles County from 9-5pm. Class meets at Realty One Real Estate 24251 Town Center Drive Valencia, CA 91355. Bonus exercise of a "white box challenge" in a working warehouse on Saturday. Call for details.
Mar 27 - Apr 01 2023- Hands-on live, in person class in Northern Los Angeles County from 9-5pm (40 miles north of LAX). Bonus exercise of a "white box challenge" in our working warehouse on Saturday. Call for details.
Oct 16 - Oct 21 2023- Hands-on live, in person class in Northern Los Angeles County from 9-5pm (40 miles north of LAX). Bonus exercise of a "white box challenge" in our working warehouse on Saturday. Call for details.
If upon finishing the first day of the course you are not convinced that the program is everything you hoped for, simply return our materials and we will refund 75% of your payment. Transfers: Notice of more than 4 weeks prior to course start. If you are unable to attend the course you registered for, your payment may be applied toward any future course. Cancellations more than 4 weeks prior to course start: a refund of your payment less $350 cancellation fee. Cancellations 2-4 weeks prior to course start: a refund of your payment less $500 cancellation fee will be awarded. Registration is closed 2 weeks prior to course start and no refunds are available after this time however, transfers may be granted in emergency situations with board approval.