Interior Design Department
The Interior Design program at Ohlone College offers an in-depth introduction to the field of Interior Design. The program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the skills necessary to enter the field, and to prepare students for responsible entry-level positions within the design profession. For practicing professionals, the program offers an opportunity for enhancing design skills and knowledge, or for redirecting existing skills towards new career goals.
The curriculum integrates Interior Design with Fine and Decorative Art and Architecture. The courses emphasize design as problem solving, and are structured to teach both theoretical and practical applications of design.
Students may earn a Certificate of Achievement in Interior Design, or may complete general education courses and electives to earn the Associates in Arts degree. Selected credits in the curriculum transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The department also offers Certificates of Accomplishment in the Basics of Interior Design, Interior Design Technology, and Interior Design Communications.
Check out the Interior Design online photo album.
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Interior Design A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to prepare creative students in the various fields of Interior Design. The job market is varied and offers positions such as Interiors Salespersons, Product Representatives, and Interior Design Services (self- employed or associated with small shops or consultants for large department stores and furniture outlets). Special competency areas can be directed toward textiles/fabrics, furniture and floor covering, remodeling and space design, corporate office space decorating, model homes, etc. This two-year program includes courses that will give graduates the professional skills needed to secure an entry-level job, as well as the option of continuing to study Interior Design at the university level.
Certificate of Achievement
Interior Design Certificate of Achievement (PDF) - The two-year Interior Design Certificate of Achievement program includes courses that will give graduates the professional skills needed to secure an entry-level job, as well as the option of continuing to study Interior Design at the university level.
Certificates of Accomplishment
- Interior Design Basics Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Signifies that students have received exposure to the major components of Interior Design. This certificate provides a firm foundation for continued study in the field of Interior Design.
- Interior Design Communications Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Signifies that students have developed basic graphic and design communication skills and have a firm understanding and appreciation of the importance of visualization and presentation in the practice of Interior Design. This certificate provides a good foundation for continued study in the field of Interior Design.
- Interior Design Technology Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Signifies that students have developed basic drafting skills and have knowledge of the design technologies associated with Interior Design. This certificate provides a good foundation for continued study in the field of Interior Design.
Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.
Apply for a Degree or Certificates
Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.
Interior Design classes are held in the Digital Arts and Drafting Lab and the Design Studio. Materials, samples, periodicals, reference books, and Internet access are available in the Lab.
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