Interior Design – AS Degree
Penn Foster

Program Details

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.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set 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 Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.