Course Description routine of client. Over a three-month period, students will have the opportunity to learn and work with experts in minimalism and explore a wide range of topics such as lighting design, color theory, furniture and material selection, organization optimization, and more. As minimalism grow more popular, demand for interior designers with the ability to design these spaces are increasing. The aim of the minimalist interior design course is to not only prepare designers for these types of future projects, but to also enable them to innovate in this field and create interesting new concepts for this design sector. Aspects such as materials, storage spaces, and composition will be studied to understand how to best utilize them and adapt them to users’ needs and make them flexible for future applications.
The course lasts three months and consists of 24 three-hour live sessions run by an expert in the topics given. These sessions are divided into two parts: topics and practical projects. The first part is 16 lectures long and begins by taking a look at the history of minimalism’s origin, history, and how it has evolved into what is today. From there we look at the different branches of minimalism and niches to gain a better understanding of what minimalism is and how it works in people’s day to day lives. Once we achieve building a strong base of knowledge in the fundamentals of minimalist interior design, we will look at specific components of designing these spaces by learning about color theory, material palettes, furniture selection, lighting design, vegetation, composition and more. We will look at minimalist interior designers from around the world and see how their design strategies and concepts can be implemented in our own future design projects. Lastly, three lectures will be dedicated to learning about specific interior spaces: kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. These sessions will lead us into the practical project portion of the course in which we will apply what we have learned into four projects that will be created using SketchUp to represent the design proposals and put them into final presentations with mood boards, sketches, renders and more.
For this course, it is not necessary to have previous knowledge of experience. This course is open to all levels of experience. Regardless of whether you are just beginning or are already very involved in the world of minimalist interior design, you will be able to learn so much during these 72+ hours of exclusive content. If you have an interest for these topics, you will be able to increase your skill set and resource library with the tools and opportunities offered by the course team and the experts giving the class sessions. You will also be able to use this opportunity to build your portfolio with the practical projects.
In this first section you will learn about the basics of minimalist interior design and build a strong base of knowledge in the world of minimalism. Starting with the fundamental principles in its origin, we wil lead through its evolution through the years to see how it has transformed into what we know it a today and gain an informed perspective on how minimalism works today. This will guide us into creative innovative pieces that follow and set future trends for this style.
During this section we will delve deep into the world of minimalist interior design, looking at famous examples from around the world, and learning about the specific components of a minimalist interior design project. From color theory to material selection to furniture design, we will cover everything there is to know about minimalist interior design.
In this last section, we will look at the specific aspects of a minimalist home and how to make sure it functions at its full capacity while still maintaining an elegant minimal interior design. We will bring together everything we learned previously and see how it ties into kitchen, living room and bedroom design. These sessions will set the guidelines for the 8 practical project sessions that will follow.
The project is a small bedroom in minimalist style for a software developer who often works in his home office in his bedroom.
This living room is intended for a family of 5 who enjoys spending their weeknights watching movies together. Create concept sketches about its minimalist style.
Present this project using mood boards, diagrams, material palettes, and Sketchup renders and write small descriptions of the kitchen to explain the overall design.
For the final project, you will be tasked with designing a small minimalist home for 4 roommates. You will have to make floor plans of bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and storage room.
The course ends with a practical exam. The students must present and defend their practical projects. In addition to the practical exam, the students sit an online test exam.
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