FALL 2024 PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Fall Session: October 7 - December 12, 2024
  • 10-week courses available on weeknight evenings
  • Individual course cost: $830 - $1,125
  • Registration Deadline: September 13, 2024
  • Register online or call 215 965 4030

Enter Moore's industry-standard facilities and online classrooms to explore creative upskilling. Start any time in Moore's year-round adult programs are led by knowledgeable professional faculty to prepare you to enter the creative career field of your dreams.

"My instructor was so patient, always willing to help, and responded quickly to questions. Honestly, I was extremely nervous, but between the comprehensive recorded Zoom sessions and quick responses, it wasn't as scary as I thought. I ended up enjoying it and learned so much."

— Adult Student

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INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Explore Moore's Interior Design Studies Certificate program and view all 8 required courses! Our convenient, fully online evening classes alternate quarterly, and most students complete their certificate within 1-2 years.

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COST: $1,125

DURATION: 10 weeks

SCHEDULE: Mondays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

This introductory course is designed for aspiring or professional enthusiasts drawn to interior design and architecture who want to refresh or improve their foundational perspective drawing skills for the purpose of interior planning. 

In this course, you will learn traditional drafting and rendering techniques, including space planning, elevation drawings, 1- and 2-point perspective and depicting finish materials. With your classmates, you will explore a variety of media for representing light, texture, color, value and form while developing an understanding of spatial relationships intrinsic to interior design. Throughout this course, you will gain the skills necessary to draw key portfolio pieces and commissioned works for interior designers, design magazines and architectural firms.

No prerequisites. Intermediate computer and internet skills are required for this course. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with no previous drawing experience and should be taken as the first or second course in the Interior Design Studies Certificate sequence.

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COST: $1,125

DURATION: 10 weeks

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

This course provides an overview of the styles, movements, and major figures in the history of interior design and furniture. Participants explore important interiors as they trace stylistic developments in furniture, furnishings, and decorative materials through slide-illustrated discussion. Topics include the influence of technology, as well as cultural and social factors. Emphasis is on major contributions to shaping architecture and interior design today. This course may be taken at any point in the program. No prerequisites.

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COST: $1,125

DURATION: 10 weeks

SCHEDULE: Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

This course surveys surface materials, finishes, products, the dimensions of color and the principles of color relationships that are fundamental for creating interior design solutions. Participants explore characteristics of a wide range of fabrics, wall coverings, paints, wood, ceramic, metal, glass, plastics, carpet and more to learn about their suitability for specific applications and their economic and ecological impact. Materials topics include availability, installation, transition, substructure and code considerations. Additionally, students will design comprehensive color schemes for residential and commercial settings, participants explore how the effective use of color is integral to purpose. Projects include a wide range of approaches and practical applications to develop a thorough understanding of materials and color’s relationship to form, space and light, expressive possibilities and technical knowledge for creative usage based on appropriate selection and methods for evaluating the sustainability of the built environment. 

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors, History of Furniture & Decorative Arts and Interior Design Principles or equivalent experience

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COST: $1,125

DURATION: 10 weeks

SCHEDULE: Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

NOTICE: A non-Mac PC (ex: Microsoft) is required for all students registered in this course. 

Designed for participants with no or minimal previous AutoCAD or SketchUp experience, this intensive course introduces the general concepts and applications of 2- and 3-dimensional computer-aided drafting (CAD). Using the most flexible and intuitive industry-standard programs, you will develop proficiency in AutoCAD and SketchUp commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts, drawing basic and complex shapes, dimension drawings, plotting and printing. Class projects will immerse you in a designer’s world as you use this software to draft imaginative spaces 2D and 3D models, architectural drafts and technical drawings. Basic modeling and modification tools will be taught, along with organizing and controlling your model for easy design revisions and client presentations.  

Digital Visualization students will learn the process for drafting interior rooms, elevations, floor plans, furniture plans, sections and details with step-by-step instruction. Gaining experience with AutoCAD and SketchUp is an important step toward a future career as an interior designer, engineer, architect, 3D visualizer or project manager. This course will give you the tools to design in 3D with creativity and confidence.

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Interior Design Principles or equivalent experience. Intermediate PC  and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Is this your 8th and final certificate course? Complete your Certificate Request Form here!

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COST: $1,125

DURATION: 10 weeks

SCHEDULE: Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Good lighting is everything. While sometimes overlooked, thoughtful, creative lighting design can make a portfolio shine. In this comprehensive course, aspiring and professional Interior Designers will learn varied lighting techniques to strike the balance between artificial and natural illumination.

Throughout this course, students will investigate materials, color, lighting fixtures, lighting selection, layout, and systems for establishing function and atmosphere. Specific topics include lamping, beam spread, color effects, illumination and calculation, and light manipulation. Projects will focus on developing creative, functional lighting plans that meet the requirements for a range of interior spaces.

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors, Interior Design Principles, History of Furniture & Decorative Arts, Interior Design: Materials & Color, Digital Visualization I: AutoCAD & SketchUp and Digital Visualization II: Revit or equivalent experience. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

DIGITAL DESIGN ELECTIVES

Looking to upskill in Adobe Creative Suite? Explore our non-credit Digital Design courses!

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COST: $830

DURATION: 10 weeks

SCHEDULE: Mondays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Photoshop and Illustrator and After Effects, oh my! Adobe Creative Suite provides boundless opportunities for imaginative professionals. In this course, develop proficiency in the basic design tools and protocols of Adobe Creative Suite’s major programs and unlock your inner creativity for personal projects, professional growth and beyond. This course will place combined emphasis on acquiring hardware and software skills with an understanding of design fundamentals in contemporary digital design. Class projects include creating, importing and editing images, as well as text and graphics in a variety of formats to develop a better understanding of computer-aided design, digital workflow and visual communication. If you are interested in graphic design and looking to gain the technical skills to bring your ideas to life, this is the class for you!

Prerequisites: Basic computer and internet navigation skills. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with basic or intermediate experience in the area of Digital Design.

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We encourage those thinking about joining our upcoming session to connect with the Office of Continuing Education at ce@moore.edu or 215.965.4030.

ACE Discounts & Credits

We offer discounts and credits for eligible ACE students. You may not register online if using a discount or paying by any means other than credit card. For additional information or any questions, please see Policies & Support for more info or contact the Continuing Education Office at ce@moore.edu | 215.965.4030.

10% Discount

ACE students 62 years of age or older are entitled to a 10% discount with age verification. Discounted registrations cannot be made online.

20% Discount

Moore’s BFA graduates are entitled to a 20% discount. Discounted registrations cannot be made online.

Act 48 Credit

All courses offer Pennsylvania-certified art educators the option to earn Act 48 credit in addition to credit.