Associate of Fine Arts: Interior Design

Tracks for INTERIOR DESIGN: Commercial and Residential

Commercial Track – This track includes the study of space planning of corporate sectors including retail, healthcare, and hospitality industries.

Residential Track – Residential design for home interior space planning; either from the initial planning stage or remodeling an existing structure.

Mission: The interior design program combines theoretical exploration and practical experience. Students begin by learning how to develop strong design concepts. Proceeding through the curriculum, they accumulate skills necessary to transform their ideas into creative and functional designs. Students explore space planning, furnishings and materials, color and lighting, as well as basic construction systems and building code requirements. Drawing on the rich design resources of the region, the faculty is composed of active, practicing professionals in the field. Graduates leave DCAD with the basic knowledge and tools to continue their professional education.

Interior Design Curriculum: Commerical Design Track or Residential Design Track

Program Goals

Program Competencies         


Syllabi with Supply Lists and Costs

Drawing for Interior Design I

Drawing for Interior Design II

Interior Design I: Commercial

Interior Design II: Commercial

Interior Design I: Residential

Interior Design II: Residential 


Color and Materials

Construction Systems

Digital Representation for Interior Design

Lighting Design


Laptop and Software Recommendations

Please note that this new track programming begins with the incoming Fall 2015 class.


Image: "Armenian Restaurant" by Min Woo.