Diploma Programs in Interior Design

Many people seeking new career opportunities choose to work toward a diploma. This is a one- to two-year program that imparts the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a specific career. It is typically available at community colleges, technical schools or online institutions. What is a diploma in interior design? This type of program prepares students to design functional and aesthetically pl… Read more

Many people seeking new career opportunities choose to work toward a diploma. This is a one- to two-year program that imparts the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a specific career. It is typically available at community colleges, technical schools or online institutions.

What is a diploma in interior design? This type of program prepares students to design functional and aesthetically pleasing residential, institutional and commercial spaces. Students may learn to consider shape, color, texture and style when choosing and combining furnishings, lighting and materials to create a pleasing and functional look. They may learn to assess a client’s preferences and needs and to work within a set budget. They may also learn about historical and contemporary design styles and trends. Participants may learn to sketch and illustrate design concepts and use industry-specific software such as Photoshop and AutoCAD.

Completing an interior design program can open up new job opportunities, but participants can utilize their skills in their personal lives as well. They may learn to follow a budget and can use their design skills to arrange and adorn their own homes. 

Because it is a relatively short professional program a diploma can be an inexpensive path to a rewarding career. Some prestigious programs may be more costly. Students should contact schools directly for specific information.

An interior designer can apply their skills to a number of public and private spaces. They may take on domestic clients, helping others to beautify their homes and apartments. They can also apply design principles to public spaces such as airports, banks, hospitals, schools, post offices and museums. Commercial and hospitality venues such as retail stores, bars and hotels also employ interior designers. Graduates may even find work designing open spaces such as courtyards, playgrounds and public squares.

Students with an eye for detail and an interest in creating stylish spaces may choose to pursue a career in interior design. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the poten ... +

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the potential to be an effective contributor in the global community of Interior Design including event design, set design and consultancy practices. To achieve this the course embraces a distinctive focussed study upon human needs and desires in a consumerist society. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to build upon the understanding of the importance of being socially and culturally aware as a designer, becoming conscious of their potential influence and need to embrace ethically considered practices and apply considered personal as well as professional codes. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
24 months
English
01 Jun 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
Raffles University Iskandar
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

The new Diploma in Interior Design is industry focused and relevant to the workplace as students will have acquired the skills in designing businesses, creativity, and technic ... +

The new Diploma in Interior Design is industry focused and relevant to the workplace as students will have acquired the skills in designing businesses, creativity, and technical skills needed by the industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Puebla City, Mexico +1 More

The objective of this program is to approach the world of interior design and decoration. Acquire knowledge that allows you to improve or modify your environment with the deve ... +

The objective of this program is to approach the world of interior design and decoration. Acquire knowledge that allows you to improve or modify your environment with the development of a project where different indispensable concepts are displayed. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
96 hours
Spanish
29 May 2020
Campus
 
The Design Ecademy - Online Design Courses

Accredited Interior Design Courses - you can be an Interior Designer in 2 yrs & continue up to BA Interior Design. Online courses, no experience or qualifications required

Accredited Interior Design Courses - you can be an Interior Designer in 2 yrs & continue up to BA Interior Design. Online courses, no experience or qualifications required -
Diploma
English
Online
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

Inspiring new developments in technology and materials may sometimes overwhelm new interior designers, which is why we have created a program that will equip students with the ... +

Inspiring new developments in technology and materials may sometimes overwhelm new interior designers, which is why we have created a program that will equip students with the solid foundation of theories and practicalities of interior design. They are also taught to develop handy skills through hands-on interior design activities in class and participation in live projects and competitions in the industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
27 months
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

The places we live and work affect us deeply. They can influence our moods and create harmony. These days, the designs of the spaces we inhabit are reflections of ourselves. I ... +

The places we live and work affect us deeply. They can influence our moods and create harmony. These days, the designs of the spaces we inhabit are reflections of ourselves. If you're interested in leaving your personal and creative mark on the physical spaces of the world, the Interior Decorating program will help you design a career that matches your passions. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Florence Institute of Design International
Florence, Italy

The diploma program is an introductory course to interior design. It gives students beginner knowledge of interior design along with fundamental information to the field. Mode ... +

The diploma program is an introductory course to interior design. It gives students beginner knowledge of interior design along with fundamental information to the field. Modeling and rendering programs are taught to help students develop their projects to their highest potential. The classes are led by working professionals who teach the students the basics of the profession such as space planning, materials and colour. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

LaSalle College Vancouver’s Interior Design program offers students the chance to take a passion and turn it into their future. The bachelor’s degree and diploma programs are ... +

LaSalle College Vancouver’s Interior Design program offers students the chance to take a passion and turn it into their future. The bachelor’s degree and diploma programs are structured around small class sizes and a teaching approach rooted in delivering skills that graduates will use in their design career, every day. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Experiment with materials and techniques to create functional, intuitive and aesthetic objects that make life easier for users.

Experiment with materials and techniques to create functional, intuitive and aesthetic objects that make life easier for users. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
3 months
Spanish
05 Oct 2020
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

The Interior Design Program at LaSalle College İstanbul will give you the skills to pursue a career as an interior designer!

The Interior Design Program at LaSalle College İstanbul will give you the skills to pursue a career as an interior designer! -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Karl Von Busse Institute of Design
Sydney, Australia

An interior designer is an expert in the aesthetics of space. Through imagination and creativity they conceptualise and develop immersive environments that are both attractive ... +

An interior designer is an expert in the aesthetics of space. Through imagination and creativity they conceptualise and develop immersive environments that are both attractive and functional: spaces that use style and mood to meet the needs of the client and the intended user. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Open Design School
Paris, France

Recognition and interest of interior design have evolved considerably over the last decade and the decoration industry is booming. The practices of sustainable design and ener ... +

Recognition and interest of interior design have evolved considerably over the last decade and the decoration industry is booming. The practices of sustainable design and energy performance are largely integrated today. The development of technology and materials, social and demographic changes reveal new needs of clients who expect concrete solutions Professional -
Diploma
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
24 months
French
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Throug ... +

An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, -
Diploma
Full-time
35 weeks
English
Campus
 
MADIN USAL
Salamanca, Spain

The Modulo_diploma of interior design will enable students to develop interior projects.

The Modulo_diploma of interior design will enable students to develop interior projects. -
Diploma
Part-time
3 months
Spanish
Online
 
The Interior Design School
London, United Kingdom

The Diploma in Residential Interior Design is aimed at students wishing to gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to change career in the Residential Desig ... +

The Diploma in Residential Interior Design is aimed at students wishing to gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to change career in the Residential Design sector, continue in further education a well as for those gaining individual development. -
Diploma
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus