Have An Eye For Design or Decorating?
ACC's Interior Design and Decorating programs offer courses that focus on the fundamental principles of design and decorating. Our courses are designed to provide the basic skills to anyone interested in the Interior Design or Decorating field. Our Certificates are Continuing Education (non-credit) programs.
- Interior Design
- Interior Decorating (Fall 2021)
Your Building Blocks to Success
Interior Design - Interior Design is all about how we experience spaces. It's a powerful, essential part of our daily lives and affects how we live, work, play, and even heal. The Interior Design Certificate introduces the fundamental principles of design that include spaces, circulations and functionality.
There are six core courses and one elective needed to complete this program. In recommended order:
- INDS-1070: History of Interior Design
- INDS-1072: Textiles Interior Design
- INDS-1075: Interior Design Building Systems
- INDS-1071: Technical Drawing for Interior Design
- INDS-1074: Fundamentals of Interior Design
- INDS-1073: Professional Practices and Communication for Interior Design
- INDS-1091: Elective (choose one)
Interior Decorating - Interior decorating "dresses" an existing space. It begins with a broad concept, such as modern, retro or traditional aesthetics, and works in the details of that style. An interior decorator typically stays with one design style from start to finish to create continuity in a space, and then adds the color selection, textures and patterns to be consistent with the overall style concept. Redecorating a room or updating an outdated style falls under the heading of interior decorating.
The Interior Decorating Certification introduces the staging and styling of furnishings and adorning each space with decorative aesthetic elements to achieve a certain style or theme.
There are three core courses and one electives needed to complete this program. In recommended order:
- Home Staging
- Movie/TV Set Decorating
- Elective: choose one course offering INDS-1091
Important Notices: Interior Design classes may be delivered synchronously via an online format. Students will need access to an Internet connected computer, and have basic computer skills. Click on individual course titles below for detailed information.
The Interior Design classes alone will not qualify you to sit for the NCIDQ examination or to be licensed in Texas as a "Registered Interior Designer". Please visit the NCIDQ web site for more information. However, our Certificates will enable you to work in the Home decorating industry or start your own business.
Students must contact the Program Coordinator to request their final Interior Certificates once they have completed all classes.
Looking to learn more about Interior Design or Decorating but do not want to complete a Certificate program? No problem, just come join us for a class or two or three.
More information on the above can be found within our Frequently Asked Questions.
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Are you ready to get started? Select from the classes below, or contact a program coordinator to help answer any questions you may have.
It is important to note that due to the nature of these courses, not all classes are offered every semester. Click on individual course titles below for detailed information as well as registration options.