Commercial Interior Design

at The New School - Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village, Manhattan
66 W 12th St
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
Price includes $40 registration fee
No class on 03/19/2019
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this interior design course:

Note that this class is being offered Online. Students will have weekly submission deadlines for assignments but can watch videos and work on assignments at their own pace. Students will have access to the Online Learning class within the period, anytime day or night, but will still have direct instructor involvement.

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Course description:
Students explore the design process for a commercial or residential project in a studio environment. They begin with a concept and develop their idea into a coherent interior space, exploring issues of spatial layout and significance, materials and finishes, lighting, and furniture. Students present their final projects, complete with rendered drawings and a materials board.  

: Basic Drafting and Basic Interior Space Planning, Interior Design Basic Core, or the equivalent.

You will learn
  • Processes, methods, and techniques used in the design of interior spaces
  • How to analyze spatial problems, express visual ideas, and develop design responses
  • Through an iterative series of design exercises, the studio will develop an understanding of spatial systems and their application in the production of interior spaces
  • Through hands-on design work, readings, and lectures, students will form an individual approach to each assignment, and will produce proposals that are both strongly conceptual and beautifully represented
  • Throughout the development of their projects, the students will be asked to address the experiential components of their spaces, such as light, movement, and sequence
  • The studio is intended to be experimental, and students should pursue their explorations through an iterative creative process driven by strong design intent
  • Development of design values and process
  • Application of research to the design process
  • Representing space in two and three dimensions
  • Understanding principles of scale in design
  • Understanding and integrating natural and artificial light into the design of an interior
  • Understanding the body in space, including sensory and experiential aspects of design
  • Programming and client requirements
  • Developing color, materials, objects, and furnishings in interior design
Note: Class price includes a $40 one-time registration fee.

This course is offered through Continuing Education at The New School. Students who have already created an online account at the New School should register for classes directly on

School Notes:

How to Get Your Newcard:

The Newcard will provide students with a host of additional benefits. In order to claim your New School ID, please visit our office, located at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level. You will have to present another valid form of photo ID, like a driver's license or passport. Your name must be spelled the same way on your driver's license (or other form of ID) as it is in the New School database; any discrepancy will result in delays in issuing a card.

You may not receive your ID card in time before class. You can print a copy of your registration from (Academics Tab -> View Class Schedule and Locations) and present it to security with a photo ID in lieu of the ID card.

Once you receive your ID card you should go to to obtain your NetID using your N# which is on the ID card. Once you have your NetID you can reset your password. Then using your Net ID + Password, you can log into to view your class location, course schedule, and New School announcements.

Alternatively you can call the Reg office (212.229.5620) and they will give the N# to you over the phone after you answer some identifying questions.

Course locations may change up into the first week of classes. Students are usually asked to check their room location the day of or night before their first class. Usually when there is a location change after the first day of class the instructor will send out an email notifying all students on the roster. This is less likely to happen though.

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Refund Policy
All refunds are subject to a $40 non-negotiable cancellation fee. You will then be refunded based on the remainder of the course fees paid & the following refund schedule:


Below is a simplified Refund Schedule for Open Campus courses:

Course Length: 12-Week Courses Start 2/4/19
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 10-Feb-19 | 100% refund
11-Feb-19 | 17-Feb-19 | 75% refund
18-Feb-19 | 24-Feb-19 | 50% refund
25-Feb-19 | 03-Mar-19 | 25% refund
04-Mar-19 | 05-May-19 | 0% refund 

Course Length: 12-Week Courses Start 2/11/19
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 17-Feb-19 | 100% refund
18-Feb-19 | 24-Feb-19 | 75% refund
25-Feb-19 | 03-Mar-19 | 50% refund
04-Mar-19 | 10-Mar-19 | 25% refund
11-Mar-19 | 13-May-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 11-Week Courses Start 2/19/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 25-Feb-19 | 100% refund
26-Feb-19 | 04-Mar-19 | 75% refund
05-Mar-19 | 11-Mar-19 | 50% refund
12-Mar-19 | 18-Mar-19 | 25% refund
19-Mar-19 | 13-May-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 11-Week Courses Start 2/25/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 02-Mar-19 | 100% refund
03-Mar-19 | 08-Mar-19 | 75% refund
09-Mar-19 | 14-Mar-19 | 50% refund
15-Mar-19 | 20-Mar-19 | 25% refund
21-Mar-19 | 13-May-13 | 0% refund

Course Length: 10-Week Courses Start 1/22/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 27-Jan-19 | 100% refund
28-Jan-19 | 02-Feb-19 | 75% refund
03-Feb-19 | 08-Feb-19 | 50% refund
09-Feb-19 | 14-Feb-19 | 25% refund
15-Feb-19 | 07-Apr-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 10-Week Courses Start 2/4/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 09-Feb-19 | 100% refund
10-Feb-19 | 15-Feb-19 | 75% refund
16-Feb-19 | 21-Feb-19 | 50% refund
22-Feb-19 | 27-Feb-19 | 25% refund
28-Feb-19 | 21-Apr-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 9-Week Courses Start 1/22/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 28-Feb-19 | 100% refund
29-Feb-19 | 04-Feb-19 | 50% refund
05-Feb-19 | 11-Feb-19 | 25% refund
12-Feb-19 | 31-Mar-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 9-Week Courses Start 3/4/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 09-Mar-19 | 100% refund
10-Mar-19 | 15-Mar-19 | 75% refund
16-Mar-19 | 21-Mar-19 | 50% refund
22-Mar-19 | 27-Mar-19 | 25% refund
28-Mar-19 | 13-May-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 7-Week Courses Start 1/22/19
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 26-Jan-19 | 100% refund
27-Jan-19 | 31-Jan-19 | 50% refund
01-Feb-19 | 05-Feb-19 | 25% refund
06-Feb-19 | 03-Mar-19 | 0% refund

Course Length: 6-Week Courses Start 3/25/19 
Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund %
05-Nov-18 | 30-Mar-19 | 100% refund
31-Mar-19 | 05-Apr-19 | 50% refund
06-Apr-19 | 11-Apr-19 | 25% refund
12-Apr-19 | 13-May-19 | 0% refund

The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or adjust curriculum. Courses are typically canceled because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the instructor, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by the Registrar's Office and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course or to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. If you are in a certificate program, please consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled. 


We do not have a policy for make-up classes. Students are advised to attend every class when possible just like any other university course. For more information on making up a missed session, this student can reach out directly to the faculty letting them know ahead of time and coordinate directly with the faculty. 


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Question from Lucy P.
Hello, this class is listed for "ALL LEVELS" but also states that you need a prereq . Am I able to sign up if I have no prereqs?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Sorry for any confusion! To clarify, the course level for this class is Continuing education. Unfortunately, it cannot be taken without satisfying the following prerequisites: Basic Drafting and Basic Interior Space Planning, Interior Design Basic Core, or the equivalent.

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