HS Interior Design Course Descriptions

Create interior environments for homes, hotels, restaurants, banks, and hospitals. Investigate careers with design, architectural, and similar firms, or as freelance designers, drafters, and renderers.

HID 021 Introduction to Drawing for Interior Design
You will learn traditional technical drawing techniques using the tools of the trade (T-square, architectural scale ruler, triangles, templates, etc.) with a focus on interior spaces. Floor plans, elevations, furniture plans, and presentation techniques will be addressed as you work on your own interior layout.  Gallery

HID 029 Intermediate Drawing for Interior Design (Level 2: Pre-req HID 021 )
Bring your flat elevations and floor plans to life using advanced drawing techniques. Learn how use shade, shadow, and line to create soft surfaces such as upholstery and hard surfaces such as stone, wood, and marble. You will be introduced to observational sketching and skills used by interior designers to fully illustrate your concepts. Gallery

HID 030 Interior Design Studio (Level 3: Pre-req HID 021 and 029)
Learn how the interior design process works from concept to client presentation. You will create a project for a specific client to include a floor plan, elevations, colored renderings, as well as surface and furniture samples. You will be introduced to the many resources available to the NYC designer and will source samples of your selections to be included on final client presentation boards. During the summer semester (only), students may take field trips to showrooms.

HID 031 Portfolio Skills for Interior Designers
Learn how to see and think like an interior designer. Create observational perspective drawings of interior spaces, create a concept sketchbook for your original ideas, and construct a 3D interior model. This course covers many of the unique portfolio requirements found in various interior design programs. 

HID 101 Interior Design: Technical Drawing
Interior design is an industry that improves the way we experience the spaces around us. It's more than decorating; it is a technical design industry that makes our spaces safe, functional, and beautiful. Learn the beginnings of technical drawing for this industry by creating floor plans and elevations using professional tools and techniques. (You can skip this summer class if you've already taken HID 021)

HID 102 Interior Design: Drawing Studio
Expand and improve your interior design skills in this fast-paced studio course. You will develop observational and technical perspective drawing skills, as well as create a 3D interior model to scale to satisfy many of the unique portfolio requirements found in most interior design programs. (You can skip this summer class if you've already taken HID 031)