Interior Design Certificate

Intro to Interior Design


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.

Note: 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.

Prerequisite (1)​: Design Matters

Studio Courses (4): Select 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

Elective (1): Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificates

Total required courses: 6

Interior Design Certificate students can select and organize the studio course sequence according to their personal interests.

Completion of the Interior Design Certificate requires a portfolio review, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work. The Certificate Program Completion Form can be found on the Forms and Downloads Page.

Note: Required courses are not offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.