2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Interior Design

Degree

Certificate (Eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate or if combined with AS degree.)

Overview

This Interior Design certificate is designed to give students the basic knowledge and information needed for a base foundation of the interior design profession.  Students will learn rudimentary drafting, drawing, and color principles.  This certificate can be paired with the AS degree for students who desire to transfer to other schools to complete a Bachelor’s Degree.

Specifications for the Inspiration Board

The Interior Design program submission requirement and process has changed. Student will no longer submit the digital inspiration board to the admissions office and the requirement will now be to submit an electronic “Interior Design Inspiration Board” and a brief one-paragraph summary about "What Inspires You About Interior Design."

The requirements for the Inspiration Board are as follows:

  • 11x14 page size
  • Include title block with "Your Name" and "Interior Design Inspiration Board" as the title
  • Include inspiration images for what inspires you about Interior Design (no more than 10)
  • Add labels for all items
  • No solid white backgrounds allowed!
  • Save the page as a PDF titled with your first and last name and attach in an email (5 MB max size).
  • The one paragraph summary:
    • Write a short 1 paragraph summary to accompany the board about what inspires you about Interior Design
  • Submit your digital inspiration board to ldsbc.link/idboard
    • You will need your admissions application netID or your LDSBC student ID #

You will be notified as to whether or not you have been accepted into the ID program by email from the Interior Design Program Chair. The sooner you send in your inspiration board, the sooner you will be notified and the greater your chances of acceptance because enrollment is limited (see website for examples).

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this certificate, students are prepared to work at entry-level positions in furniture stores as staff designers or as sales representatives in floor covering, wall covering, or textile firms. Many design-related firms require their sales personnel to have a design background.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of design principles, theory and history to address client needs.
  • Apply design process skills using hand and computer-generated solutions.
  • Select and specify appropriate finishes, furniture, and construction components for end users.
  • Apply understanding of sustainable and environmental principles in design
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, portfolios (if applicable) and interviews.

Note: To give the program necessary depth and breadth, professionals employed full time in the interior design field teach many courses. Since these professionals have other work commitments, some classes will be scheduled only at night while others will be scheduled early in the morning.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ID 104Principles of Design

2 credits

ID 110Color Theory

2 credits

ID 1183-D Design

2 credits

ID 120Digital Presentation Technique

3 credits

ID 125Drafting

3 credits

ID 127Drawing Techniques

3 credits

ID 128Textiles

2 credits

ID 131Introduction to AutoCAD

2 credits

ID 199Interior Design Intrnshp Cert

1 credits

ID 210Historical Furnishings & Arch

3 credits

ID 211Modern Furnishings & Arch

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:26

Religion Course

Complete 1 course, 2 credits

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:2

Total Credit Hours: 28

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

There are two scheduling options for completing the Interior Design Certificate Degree:

  1. Starting in Fall, going Fall and Winter (F/W)
  2. Starting in Winter, going Winter and Spring (W/S)

Note: There are no Spring starts for the Interior Design Certificate Program

First Semester

Fall or Winter

Course NumberTitleCredits
ID 104Principles of Design

2 credits

ID 110Color Theory

2 credits

ID 120Digital Presentation Technique

3 credits

ID 125Drafting

3 credits

ID 210Historical Furnishings & Arch

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Winter or Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ID 1183-D Design

2 credits

ID 127Drawing Techniques

3 credits

ID 128Textiles

2 credits

ID 131Introduction to AutoCAD

2 credits

ID 199Interior Design Intrnshp Cert

1 credits

ID 211Modern Furnishings & Arch

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 28

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 28 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. A 2.0 GPA or higher in all Interior Design courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. 1 cornerstone religion course*

*Note: The required (2) credit religion course will count towards the (8) credits of required religion courses for students who are completing the AS degree + certificate.

**Note: ID 199 will substitute for CAR 299 for students who are completing the AS degree + certificate.