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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
- Architectural Draftsperson
- Color Consultant
- Facility Manager
- Interior Designer
- Residential Designer
- Sales Representative:
Commercial Furniture Showroom
Required Core Courses
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.
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.