Interior Design

Program Information

Program Code: 
INDSG.AA...
Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Year Established: 
2010
Contact: 
Humanities - (313) 845-9634 - humanities@hfcc.edu
Description: 

The Interior Design program provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the interior environment. A multi-disciplined approach to the Interior Design curriculum is offered and made available through instruction in Art Foundations, Interior Design, and Architecture.

This specialization is developed and formed utilizing sequential courses with specific course work in environmental psychology, architectural and interior construction materials and components, lighting and environmental systems, and a range of studio classes. The environmental systems course group will focus on building codes, sustainability, and energy conservation. Graphic, oral and written communication, and presentation skills will be evaluated and enhanced. Computer applications are employed and utilized across the core courses to assist students in developing a broad range of computer skills including Compute Aided Design (CAD).

Students who enroll and successfully complete all requisite courses earn an Associate in Arts degree, and are equipped to seek entry-level positions in the field of Interior Design and related disciplines or transfer to a four-year program. Many of the core Interior Design courses will transfer to Art Institute of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Lawrence Technological University.

Prospective Interior Design majors should meet with the Interior Design Program Coordinator to discuss their program and sequence of study in that introductory courses may be offered in the Winter semester as well as the Fall. Call the Interior Design Program Coordinator at 313-845-9814 or e-mail kawilmering@hfcc.edu to schedule an appointment.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Color Consultant
  • Facility Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Residential Designer
  • Sales Representative:
    Commercial Furniture Showroom
    Home Furnishings
    Manufacturers Representative

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
71 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.