Interior Design Certificate

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The noncredit certificate in Interior Design emphasizes the study of interior architecture. The program also exposes students to contemporary design concepts, trends, and applications. While interior decor will be addressed, it is not the primary focus.

This program is ideal for those interested in developing a portfolio to accompany college admissions applications, and individuals wishing to undertake personal projects. Students interested in making a career change may opt to pursue the noncredit certificate for the purpose of learning more about the field or in preparation for pursuing a degree.

Students enrolled in the Interior Design Certificate should have access to a Mac or PC computer. Before starting this program, students should feel comfortable navigating the directory structure and creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files and directories without assistance.

Coursework requirements

  • Required Course (1)​: Design Matters
  • Studio Courses (4): Four 30-hour courses under the subject headings Design and Interior Architecture; you may also use Introduction to Architecture as one of your required studio courses
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  • Elective (1): All 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificates, including 1-week and 2-weekend intensives

Total required courses: 6

Keep track of your certificate requirements as you move through your individualized program using our Interior Design Certificate Curriculum Guide.

Note: Required courses may not be offered every term. Scheduled courses may not  be offered in the student's preferred instructional mode (online or in-person). 

Completion of the Interior Design Certificate requires a portfolio review, fulfilled by participation in Portfolio Review Days offered in the fall and spring. Final portfolio reviews are taken during or after the student's final coursework term. Students will also need to complete the certificate program completion form, submit high-quality digital images of their work, and take part in a brief exit interview to receive their digital certificate.

Start your noncredit certificate today - visit Select Certificate Programs under the heading Adult Continuing Education in the left column and pay the nonrefundable $100 fee.