Critically explore and create stunning interior environments. The courses in this certificate program will develop a student’s basic understanding of spatial and structural design through two and three-dimensional drawing and sketching, basic hand drafting, and the introduction to the computer modeling programs Rhino, SketchUp, and AutoCAD. Fundamental interior design principles including, scale, spatial relationships, light and circulation build foundational skills, along with the study of color, floor and wall treatments and client psychology. Faculty provide field trips to design showrooms, professional interior design studios and important interior and architectural sites, providing learning opportunities for students taking courses on campus. Students can pursue electives in other art and design courses within Parsons at Open Campus.
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. This certificate must be completed in two years.
Enrollment Type: Noncredit
Number of Courses: 8 required courses, including 2 electives
Format: Online, on-campus or a combination of both
Course Sequence: To earn this certificate students, must complete all required courses. We suggest taking courses in the recommended order. Prerequisites will be enforced.