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Interior Design

The Interior Design program is a comprehensive, professional-level curriculum focusing on the vital and basic aspects of interior design and the profession. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on the fundamental relationship between interior design, architecture, and the visual and decorative arts. The program prepares students to become professional interior designers who identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment.  
Students acquire knowledge and skills to perform interior design services implementing the design process of synthesis, analysis, and evaluation, and the design phases including programming, space planning, aesthetics, and design documentation. Specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, furnishings, and equipment is developed with the ultimate goal of protecting and enhancing the health, safety, and well-being of the people who live, work, and play in built environments.

Degrees and Certificates

Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Computer Aided Drafting & Design Certificate of Achievement 12 units
Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement 35 units
Interior Design Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree 60 units
Interior Design Professional Certificate of Achievement 60 units

The Faculty

Cigdem Bulut
Diane Hurd


  • A professional-level interior design curriculum that prepares students to enter the field with knowledge and skills for successful practice in the profession.
  • An award-winning and dedicated faculty with diverse professional experience that provides students with realistic views of the profession and professional practice.
  • An award-winning and diverse student population whose commitment to learning is evidenced in the quality of work produced.
  • A very active student-led organization dedicated to providing professional-level extracurricular activities to enhance classroom learning and networking opportunities.

Career Options

  • Commercial Design
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Education and Research
  • Facilities Planning and Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Green Design
  • Health Care Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Hospitality Design
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Residential Design
  • Restaurant Design
  • Retail Design
  • Space Planning
  • Sustainable Design
  • Textile Design
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Last Updated 7/19/23