• Hospitality Interior Design

    Hospitality Interior Design
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    Continuing and Professional Education 
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 332.239.2292 
    [email protected]

  • This certificate program gives you the industry knowledge and resources you need to enter the field of hospitality interior design. You develop a professional-level portfolio that includes plans for a restaurant, a bar, a hotel public space, and a guest room. 

    You also learn how to develop research-based hospitality concepts and dynamic storytelling presentations. You discover the importance of connecting people with place and find out how an understanding of psychology and emotional impact are used to create memorable hospitality guest experiences. With each project, you expand your design skills in space planning, sketching, 2D and 3D drawings, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment. You explore topics including health and wellness, sustainable design, remote work, and how these movements and phenomena affect the hospitality industry. You benefit from virtual field trips and exclusive interviews with industry experts.

    Students typically complete this certificate in four months.

    • Format Online
    • Price $1,740
    • Total Courses 3
    • Course Length 5 weeks

  • Courses 

    Introduction to Hospitality Interior Design

    This course is an introduction to the field of hospitality interior design, covering topics including vocabulary, career possibilities, and professional resources.

    Hospitality Design for Public Spaces

    In this course, students build upon their knowledge of hospitality design by creating plans for a hotel lobby. Topics explored include hotel interior design and branding, guest demographics, wellness, and sustainability.

    Designing for the Guest Experience

    Students learn how to plan space and design for diverse guest room types. They become familiar with standards for hotel guest room space planning, materials, furnishings, and lighting.

  • “Hospitality interior design is a niche industry that is hard to break into without experience, knowledge, or a portfolio. The Hospitality Interior Design Certificate was created to give students exactly that. This one-of-a-kind program offers students worldwide the skills to design their own hospitality projects and graduate with a professional-level portfolio.”

    —Melissa Pyell, faculty member and hospitality interior designer

  • Program Highlights

    Who Should Enroll

    • Students of interior design, architecture, and hospitality
    • Professional interior designers and architects
    • Anyone exploring an education or career in the hospitality interiors industry
    • Hospitality owners, developers, and management
    • Hospitality furnishings sales representatives
    • Graduates of the CPE Interior Design Certificate

    What You’ll Gain

    • An overview of the hospitality interior design industry, current trends, and key vocabulary
    • The ability to create research-based concepts connecting people with place
    • The ability to design visual storytelling presentations showcasing multisensory hospitality experiences
    • The skills needed to design hospitality interior environments incorporating interior architectural design, lighting, furniture, materials, artwork, and accessories
    • Proficiency in developing floor plans, sketches, and 2D and 3D drawings
    • An understanding of how guest psychology and color theory affect the hospitality design process
    • The ability to assess compliance with code and ADA safety and accessibility standards

    How You’ll Learn

    • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
    • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
    • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing
    • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • Why The New School?

    The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.

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