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Color, texture and lighting are the media used by interior designers to enhance the beauty and functionality of the world around them. As a graduate of our Interior Design program, you will be able to plan the interiors of restaurants, hotels, theaters or private homes — whatever environment stirs your passion.

With the Bachelor of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree, you will learn about space planning and how to develop floor plans, which will prepare you for career opportunities as a senior designer, facilities manager, space planning director, kitchen and bath designer or CADD designer.

In our small class setting and with our real-world, hands-on approach, you’ll explore the increasingly popular principles of environmental and ergonomic design and see how a good. You will learn how an effective interior design can:

  • Improve productivity in offices
  • Increase the market value of commercial buildings
  • Create exciting environments for restaurants or nightclubs

And as an SCTD graduate, you’ll enjoy lifetime review privileges in your program to help you stay abreast of the latest technology in the interior design field. You can also use our Career Services department to help you find job opportunities and advance your career.

Want to learn more about interior design? These organizations offer great resources for this growing career field:

  • Chance to earn scholarships
  • Networking opportunities
  • Learn advanced techniques
  • Grants for NKBA student chapter activities
  • Discounts and access to NKBA material
  • Opportunities to search job listings on

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people's lives.

One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, the Interior Design Society offers members community, education and business support.

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Sullivan College of Technology & Design’s Interior Design degree program offers you:
  • Small classes with hands-on learning – At SCTD, we know creative types are visual. We’ll set you up with industry-standard equipment and give you the opportunity to let your creativity soar.
  • Quarter-based scheduling – Our curriculum is based on quarters, which means you can get from start to degree faster.
  • Financial Aid – We will help you locate the financial aid for which you are qualified.
  • Tuition guarantee – Your tuition will never increase, as long you are continuously enrolled in one of SCTD's degree programs.
  • Career Services – Our Career Services department will help you locate and prepare for employment opportunities, and you can utilize this free service anytime you want to upgrade your career in the interior design field.

Learn more about Malandra Gibson, the Interior Design program chair at SCTD!

Program Success

Associates Degree Program Success
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Course Work
Course Class Title Credit Hours
CCS100 College Success Strategies 4
CCS113 Basic Mathematics 4
IDD131 Design History I 4
IDD110 Introduction to Interior Design 4
IDD116 Architectural Drafting I 3
IDD147 Art Applications 3
IDD157 2D/3D Design Foundations 3
CCS123 College Mathematics 4
CCS124 Art History I 4
IDD136 Architectural Drafting II 3
IDD152 Interior Finishes 4
CCS117 Computer Fundamentals 4
IDD167 Textiles 4
IDD151 Design History II 4
IDD247 Perspective Drawing 3
IDD213 Space Planning 3
CCS225 Art History II4
DRF135 Computer Aided Drafting I 3
CCS126 English 4
IDD155 Residential Interiors I 3
IDD267 Rendering3
IDD215 Residentail Interiors II 3
CCS156 Speech & Interpersonal Communication 4
IDD219 Lighting Techniques 4
CCS229 Environmental Psychology4
DRF165 Computer Aided Drafting II 3
CCS246 Professional Development 4
IDD240 Kitchen & Bath 3
IDD233 Contract Interiors I 3
IDD260 Sales and Business 4
IDD245 CADD for Interior Design 3
Total Program Credit Hours 110

Course Class Title Credit Hours
IDD253 Contract Interiors II 3
IDD300 Advanced Rendered Perspectives 3
IDD380 Advanced Kitchen & Bath 3
CCS332 General Psychology 4
IDD320 Lighting Techniques II 4
IDD340 Color Thoery & Application 4
IDD385 Health Care & Universal Design 3
CCS228 Composition I 4
IDD360 Building Construction & Safety Codes 4
IDD390 Hospitality & Retail Design 3
CCS330 Composition II 4
CCS301 North American Geography 4
IDD400 Mechanical & Electrical Systems 4
IDD480 Project & Facilities Management 3
CGD115 Introduction to Digital Imaging 3
CCS435 American Government 4
IDD440 Custom Casework & Furniture Design 3
IDD485 Housing, Urban Development & Sustainable Design 3
IDD460 Portfolio 4
CCS365 Human Ecology 4
IDD490 Historic Preservation & Adaptive Use 3
CCS445 Conversational Spanish 4
CCS402 Sociology 4
IDD269 Externship 4
Total Credit Hours 86
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. (above) 110
Total Credit Hours for B.A. 196
Interior Design Videos

The Interior Design and Graphic Design programs at SCTD partnered together on hospital design and marketing program. In the video below, the program chairs and students explain the collaboration, and two students are honored for their commitment and hard work on the project.

Interior Design students at SCTD worked on a class project to design a new break room at the school. Hear them discuss the thought process behind their ideas.

Are you ready to let your creativity soar with an Interior Design degree?

SCTD is an IIDA Campus Center. The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational Association of 13,000 members in 10 specialty practice forums and 33 chapters around the world. The IIDA strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary interior design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of interior design innovators. As an IIDA Campus Center, SCTD provides an environment for the development and exchange of knowledge among students, educators, administration and design professionals.

The Sullivan College of Technology & Design gives you the tools to turn your talent into a successful career. Whether you're a creative or a geek, Sullivan College of Technology and Design can help get you started on a career that fits your skills.

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