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    Certificate Requirements

    • Course requirements: 6-8 online and/or on-campus courses 
    • Timeline to completion: Most courses last nine weeks or more. Courses meeting for fewer than nine sessions count as half of an elective and need to be combined to fulfill one elective requirement. Most students take two courses per semester. The certificate must be completed in two years.
    • Cost: $814 per course ($1,820 for Basic Core)
    • This certificate can be completed online, on campus, or through a combination of the two. Details appear below.

    Start by completing one of the following foundational course options:

    • Interior Design Basic Core
    • Drawing Interiors: Perspective and Rendering


    • Basic Interior Space Planning
    • Basic Drafting 
    • Color Theory
    • Drawing Interiors: Perspective and Rendering

    After you complete your foundational courses, your next step will be to enroll in the following courses:

    Commercial Interior Design
    Explore the design process by developing a commercial or residential project in a studio environment. Begin from a concept and develop your idea into a coherent interior space, exploring issues of spatial layout and significance, materials and finishes, lighting, and furniture. Present your final project, complete with rendered drawings and a materials board.

    Prerequisite: Basic Drafting, Basic Interior Space Planning, or equivalent experience.


    Residential Interior Design
    Explore the possibilities of architectural design of interior space for the private home and apartment. Participate in exercises geared to finding viable and interesting solutions to design problems such as window, ceiling, doorway, floor, and wall treatments. Review drafting techniques that allow you to present projects in a professional manner. Concentrate on space planning, furniture, color, and lighting. Explore materials, methods, and professional practices.

    Prerequisite: Basic Drafting, Basic Interior Space Planning, or equivalent experience.


    Two Electives
    Electives can be of your choice. Choose from our offerings in graphic design, digital design, fashion design, fashion business, interior design, and fine arts. View elective offerings here.