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Interior Design

Have an Eye for Design? Let Sinclair Help You Leave a Mark

The goal of Sinclair’s interior design program is to provide state-of-the-art instruction aimed at helping you develop real-world job skills. Our program, as well as the field itself, includes many aspects of interior decorating, but also includes lighting, built-in cabinetry, space planning, and even the shape and material of non-load bearing partitions. You will have the opportunity to learn advanced design and drafting skills, business practices and portfolio development to help you prepare for employment in the industry.

This program might be for you if:

  • You would enjoy working as a designer or consultant.
  • You thrive working in a creative, fast-paced and detail-oriented field.
  • You would like to work with people to help design or decorate their businesses and/or homes.
  • You often find yourself looking around you and visualizing designs.

Interior designers work with clients to design interior spaces to meet the functional, social and psychological needs of the occupants. This complex field involves a professional approach to problem solving—and, the solutions often include collaboration with related professionals to insure the design protects the health, safety and welfare of the occupants.

Degree Programs

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science

The program prepares students for careers in the creative, detail-oriented field of interior design. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills necessary to design an interior. Developing floor plans and selecting and coordinating colors, floor and wall coverings are common tasks performed by interior designers. They also place furniture, fixture and cabinetry, and prepare drawings, cost estimates and contracts. Sustainability, building codes, the ADA and basic business practices are included, as well as the development of individual design portfolios.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
Sinclair’s Interior Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Interior Design Agreements

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Interior Design, Associate of Applied Science

Articulation agreements in place for transfer to:

  • Wright State University (Fine Arts)

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in interior design and related art fields, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in interior design and other artistic academic opportunities, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: