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November 16, 2010


Cowley College to offer Interior Design Course


A house built in 1980 is now 30 years old!  You may live in a bungalow, or a Victorian era home, or a post-war ranch and want to have some ideas on how to bring your home into the 21st century!  You’ve seen it on TV – and now you can learn interior design skills at Cowley College.

This course is of particular interest to those who are looking for a career opportunity with artistic expression, a home remodeler interested in developing a professional edge, and anyone interested in making a home improvement or planning new construction. Starting in January, Interior Design Fundamentals (DES2801) will be offered as a 3-credit hour course at the Arkansas City campus. Becky Boggs Groene, ASID, of Winfield, is the instructor. 

Interior Design Fundamentals at Cowley College will introduce you to the profession of interior design and the related career opportunities. History of architecture and design will focus on the house types in Cowley County. Color theory and the principles of design will provide a basis for developing your own design plans and color schemes. A study of the design process and presentation techniques will help you put your ideas down in an orderly way to outline your own design project and make simple illustrations to show your ideas.  Students will review the components of a building, including electrical and plumbing systems as well as exploring furniture, fabrics and finishes for the interior. To pull all the lessons together, each student will have the opportunity to develop a personal project of particular interest – whether it be ideas for a shoestring makeover of a first apartment – or that much needed bathroom renovation! 

A perfect time to work on planning your interior design projects, the class is offered on Monday evenings from January 24 through May 5 between 7 and 9:45 p.m. in the Webb Brown Academic Center. 

Contact the Admissions Office at 620.441.5368 to enroll in this 3-credit hour course.