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Georgia-based school launches course for do-it-yourself designers

on Wednesday,March 31,2010 18:03

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Individuals who wish to do their own design work may be able to hone their skills through a new college course.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Kennesaw State University's Continuing Education department will be holding a class that will teach students to use Home and Garden Television's (HGTV) Home Design Software.

According to the HGTV website, the software is intended to help homeowners plan room additions or launch other home improvement projects, including retrofitting, appliance upgrades or kitchen remodels. Using a 3D graphics library and drag-and-drop functionality, do-it-yourself designers can begin planning their new interiors.

Over the course of three six-hour seminars, students will be given a crash course in using the software, which is intended to be accessible to individuals with basic Microsoft Windows skills. During the classes, students will use the software to creating and furnishing a practice house while receiving style and color tips from a designer.

Melissa Vickery, the school's assistant director of advanced technology, told the news source that "this class is perfect for people who want to add value to their existing home or for those who have purchased distressed property in need of renovations."

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