Interior Design Program
Program Director: Yael Steinberger
Academic Hours: 272
The entire program (all 5 courses over 1 year, or 2 semesters) costs 14,900₪ ₪ + 350₪ Non refundable Registration Fee.
The classes may be taken as a “Program” or individually.
Extended Retail Design Track: 17,700₪ ₪ + 350₪ Non refundable Registration Fee.
Payment by Cash, Check or Credit Card. All fees must be paid up to one week before the course starts. If paying by Credit Card, tuition may be paid in installments of no less than 250 ₪ /mo for a maximum of 10 months. If paying by check, checks must be paid in advance and can be post dated until the course completion date. Cash – tuition must be paid in full before the course begins. (For exceptions please call our office)
Interior Design is a creative and practical profession that combines current cultural trends with aesthetic sensitivity and technical insight. The series of courses offered by The Lander Institute has everything you need to master Interior Design and set out on a new and exciting career: the principals of interior design, basic through advanced design studios and supplemental coursework in computer drafting, culminating in a detailed final project which integrates technical methods of fabrication and presentation techniques.
The courses will be offered over 2 semesters. Offered during the first semester will be the Introduction course, AutoCad and marketing for designers. The second semester will include the Advanced, kitchen and bathroom design class, marketing and AutoCad.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Aim: This course will introduce the student to the principles of residential interior design beginning with the basic concepts and emphasizing drafting skills, design concepts and knowledge of materials. Through a series of design exercises, lectures, and field work, the student will become familiar with a broad overview of what designers do, and how they think. Special attention will be paid to new trends and the local design scene.
Course Requirements: Enthusiasm, inquisitiveness, and basic drafting equipment (list will be provided)
Course Work: 15 weekly lecture sessions of 3 hours, weekly presentations of homework projects, construction-site visit, interior product vendor visits.
This course will be offered during our fall semester.
ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Aim: This course will further develop design skills and technical knowledge of interior design principles emphasizing drafting techniques, concepts of scale and programming. Through a series of design exercises of varying size and complexity, lectures, and field work, the student will become familiar with organizational principles and design solutions for larger scale interiors and the materials used to build them.
The classroom will be set up as a design studio in which students will draft, draw and present original ideas, and learn from their peers through review and critique by the instructor and visiting professionals.
Course Requirements: In-depth knowledge of basic drafting skills and a portfolio review of previously completed design projects.
Course Work: 15 weekly lecture sessions of 3 hours, weekly presentations of homework projects, construction- site visit, interior product vendor visits
This course will be offered during our winter semester.
Kitchen and Bathroom Design
Aim: The course will outline approaches and present practical skills for designing kitchens and bathrooms today. Technical knowledge will be provided in lectures and out of class site visits, as well as aesthetic criteria will be reviewed with full integration of current trends and fabrication.
Course Requirements: Basic drafting skills and a portfolio review of previously completed design projects.
Course Work: 15 weekly lecture sessions of 3 hours, slide lectures, analysis homework projects and a final analysis project. This course will be offered during our winter semester.
INTRO TO AUTOCAD
Aim: This course is designed for students of interior design who wish to be involved in
architecture and interior design and for those interested in computer-aided design. Students will be introduced to computer aided drafting
skills needed to produce design plans to clients and professionals. This course will provide the student with an appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of the AutoCAD program.
Course Requirements: Background in hand drawn design and a basic understanding of building plans. Only basic computer background needed.
Course Work: 15– 3 hour, weekly sessions.
MARKETING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Aim: This course helps designers with limited or no working experience to understand the Israeli market and develop the tools necessary to get the first jobs and see them through successfully. The course will focus on a semester-long project to be fully drafted and detailed towards a complete set of Design Development and Construction Documents. We will define the job market for designers looking for employment in the field and for those aiming to be self employed we will map out target markets and client locating. We will also visit work sites and learn hands-on the practice of supervising a project.
Course Requirements: Post design studies, a portfolio review of design exercise projects previously completed.
Course Work: 8 weekly lecture sessions -of 3 hours, weekly presentations of homework projects, construction-site visit, interior product vendor visits (If offered as an evening course possibly one day trip for visiting site)
Yael Steinberger, born in Israel to American parents who made Aliyah. She is Married to Amotz, a CPA, and mother to Omer, Ella and Yair. An Interior Designer with a P.Eng in Industrial Design, she has experience in designing homes for both Hebrew and English speaking families. By utilizing her familiarity with trends and ideas from abroad and accommodating and translating them to homes in Israel, she is able to design homes for all different types of people and styles throughout Israel. Yael, is a long time volunteer in her city, at the Jewish Agency Partnership 2000 Modi’in-Rochester.
I found the Interior Design program to be very up to date and taught by a true professional. Each class left me looking forward to the next. I highly recommend this course to anyone considering a career in Interior Design
Devorah R., Betar Ilit
I highly recommend the Interior Design program at Lander College, headed by Yael Steinberger. I enjoyed every session and gained a tremendous amount of the knowledge, skills, confidence and tools I now apply in my work as an interior designer. Yael’s professionalism, expertise and dedication have given me a thorough understanding of and access to the Israeli market for interior design.
Itty S., Jerusalem