Students wanting to pursue a career in Interior Design have the opportunity to learn drawings for design presentation, commercial and residential design, and lighting, to name a few. If students have completed coursework elsewhere, the official transcripts will need to be sent to Penn Foster for reviewing.
After students complete a basic skills assessment in reading and math, they may begin. The fundamental courses students must complete include Computer Applications, and Drawing for Interiors. The second semester allows students to begin more specialized courses, such as Color Theory, and Interior Design Fundamentals.
Semester’s three and four offer specific courses relevant for a career in design. Students will learn the development of furniture, how different time periods affect designs, and what materials are used for interior design projects. Other skills cover commercial space planning, marketing strategies for sales, establishing a brand, and creating contracts.
Aside from the required core courses, students can choose from a variety of electives. Appropriate elective courses may include Commercial Design, or Environmentally Responsible Design.
All of these courses fit together to provide students with the essential skills and techniques needed for employment in Interior Design.
*Residents of Minnesota will receive the Associate of Applied Science upon completing this program.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.