Interior Design IND.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Design
Effective as of Fall 2016

Graphic designers create visual concepts by hand or using computer software to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, educate, entertain or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout/design and production for advertisements, brochures, magazines, websites and other mediums.

What is the program about?

The program prepares students for careers in the creative, detail-oriented field of interior design. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills necessary to design an interior. Developing floor plans and selecting and coordinating colors, floor and wall coverings are common tasks performed by interior designers. They also place furniture, fixture and cabinetry, and prepare drawings, cost estimates and contracts. Sustainability, building codes, the ADA and basic business practices are included, as well as the development of individual design portfolios.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business fundamentals of interior design.
  • Recognize, understand and use the language and jargon of interior design.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem- solving skills to a variety of interior design problems.
  • Develop professional quality presentations and demonstrate adequate written and oral communication skills.
  • Discuss the history, fundamentals and basic theories of interior design.
  • Interior Design Drawings

Career Opportunities

Interior design graduates typically pursue careers as designers or consultants in design studios, architecture firms or commercial retailers. Some graduates choose to continue their education in design or a related field at a four-year institution.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Interior Design Elective 3
CAT 1101 Architectural Drafting 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
IND 1180 History of Interior Design 3
IND 1230 Residential Design 4
IND 1234 Materials & Textiles 3
IND 1240 Color Theory 3
IND 2130 Non-Residential Design 4
IND 2135 Rendering 3
IND 2140 Sustainable Design 4
IND 2260 Interior Design Portfolio 4
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
VIS 1100 Design Basics 4
VIS 1110 Design Drawing 4
VIS 1140 Design Processes I 4
ART 2230)(ART 2231 OR 3
MAT 1120)(MAT 1270 AND 3
MRK 2225)(MRK 2145 AND 3
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Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair’s Interior Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.