Interior Design

Interior Design

About Our Program

Are you fascinated by shows on HGTV such as Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, or Rehab Addict? Do you love watching their designs come to life?

If so, then the Interior Design program at HFC may be for you. Our program offers you the knowledge, technical skills and professional presentation techniques necessary for a rewarding career in the field of interior design. You will be able to harness your personal style and passion to bring your designs to life, and possess the foundation to pursue industry career options or further your education at a four-year college or university.

Our program emphasizes the interior design process from conceptualization to development. You will learn tools for artistic visualization, including drawing, sketching, model-making, rendering, technical drawing/hand-drafting, CAD and computer-generated 3D modeling. You will also learn how to effectively manage projects and communicate with clients, architects, vendors and other consultants. You will also have the opportunity to apply all of your learning in a capstone project where you design for a real-life client.

If you're interested in specializing in kitchen and bath design, our Kitchen and Bath certificate is one of two NKBA-supported programs in the state of Michigan. You will be prepared to take the NKBA certification exams, compete in national student design competitions and gain immediate employment in the kitchen and bath industry.

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Real world experience

Interior Design program collaborates with the Architecture program and community partners to provide real-world design experience for students. Students have created proposed renovations for real, abandoned homes at the request of the city of Dearborn.

$12-$18 entry level wage

Entry level wages between $12-$18 hourly for Interior Design positions with associate degree.

Hands-On Learning
$25.31 hourly wage

Median hourly wage for Interior Design positions that may require a bachelor's degree. These regional jobs in Interior Design are expected to increase by 25.3% from 2016-2025.

Hands-on Learning

Gain practical experience by working with 2020 Design Software, Auto CAD and digital presentation software in our classroom labs.

Students Presented Design to Mayor of Dearborn
Student wins National NKBA scholarship

Student Testimonials

  • Andres Saavedra

    Henry Ford College was the first step in my professional career. The Interior Design Program provided me with traditional and modern tools and skills used by the industry in preparation me for my future. While attending HFC, I was able to employ my creativity by entering the National Kitchen and Bath Association Student Design Competition where I was awarded second place for my Coca-Cola Kitchen design. My strong design skills also prepared me for an internship at NewWay Kitchen and Bath. HFC's Interior Design Program prepared me for a smooth transition to College for Creative Studies where I received a significant scholarship resulting in a BFA in Interior Design in May 2015. I am currently employed by JGA Design and Architecture as a retail designer where I develop prototypes and flagship stores for numerous national and international brands.

  • Courtney Hicks

    Assoc. In Arts Degree in Interior Design

    HFC's Interior Design Program is incredible. Starting this program, I had no idea how much detail and skill are actually required to complete one project. This program challenged some of my weaknesses and helped me turn them into strengths (like orally presenting a project to an instructor or to a client). I am very grateful for the excellent instructors/mentors for pushing me in every project and developing the tools necessary to further my career path in interior design.

  • Cameron Elder

    HFC Graduate 2016—currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree at EMU

    The Interior Design program at Henry Ford College laid the groundwork for a successful transition into a four-year program through their hands-on approach to education and a dedication to pushing each student to their greatest potential. Courses within the program have strong objectives and each course is rigorous in that they are labor intensive with strict deadlines. This curriculum structure and the instructors’ extensive knowledge base and quest for excellence prepared me in a way that allowed me to feel well prepared and even ahead of the curve when I began my four-year degree at Eastern Michigan University. Overall, the program is something truly special, offering a highly thorough design education over the course of two-years provided me with a greatly rewarding experience and a foundation that has allowed my work to be at the level it is today.

Interior Design Featured Courses

Faculty

Contact
Karen Wilmering
FT Faculty - Interior Design
NCIDQ, Eastern Michigan University; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.S., Eastern Michigan University kawilmering@hfcc.edu
313-845-9814