Principles of Interior Design Certificate
Interior designers apply knowledge of color, light, and materials in the creation of life settings that support our physical and emotional well-being. The Principles of Interior Design Certificate delivers these building blocks of design practice in a set of courses that guide the student to an understanding of the role these elements play in the creative process. Through hands-on exercises, students will explore the balance of aesthetic and functional requirements in interior spaces. For a deeper look into the field, online seminar course options support the research and analytical side of interior design. Students are encouraged to access the resources and methods used by design professionals in completion of their course work.
The Principles of Interior Design Certificate offers on campus courses and is open to anyone interested in interior design. Students can choose from a mix of onsite and online classes to complete the certificate.
With this certificate, you can gain the tools to work as an interior designer, applying knowledge of color, light, and materials in the creation of life settings that support our physical and emotional well-being.
Requirements and Courses
The Principles of Interior Design Certificate program requires the completion of three courses for a total of 9 credits. Students take the same courses as students in the Interior Architecture degree programs.
9 Credits Required
- TSM2016 Color Theory for Interiors, 3 credits
- TSM2007 Materials and Methods, 3 credits
- TSM2015 Interiors Lighting, 3 credits
- INT1001 Interiors Studio 1*, 3 credits
- HTC2018 Case Studies in Interiors and Furniture (online), 3 credits
- INT3101 Human & Social Factors in Interiors (online), 3 credits
*INT1001 Interiors Studio is open to students in the Principles of Interior Design Certificate. Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. See what Continuing Education Courses are coming up soon.