Turning Your Decorating Vision into Spatial Designs
In the Interior Design program, you will learn how to plan a building layout; choose style and color palettes; select furniture, floor and window coverings; and determine lighting schemes for interior spaces. You will explore traditional and contemporary design styles; guidelines for using lighting and color; freehand, digital, technical and presentation drawing; design of space, color, texture; techniques for implementing clients’ wishes; legal and ethical considerations; and methods for communicating your ideas to clients and colleagues. The core courses you take together with Construction Management, Computer-Assisted Design, Facility Management and Architecture students will help you relate skills and specializations from various fields. Our experienced, supportive faculty will work with you to assemble a portfolio or website that showcases your abilities.
This program leads to the Associate in Arts degree in Interior Design, with graduates prepared to transfer to baccalaureate institutions. However, after graduation from the Community College of Philadelphia, students may choose to enter the work force as junior or assistant designers, or as materials librarians.