Certificate in Professional Interior Design

Fairfield University’s Certificate in Professional Interior Design continues beyond the Residential Certificate to broaden the student’s exposure and understanding to include more complex interior design concepts which include more extensive space planning, barrier-free design, plumbing, wiring, construction and egress codes which apply to public space as well as residential spaces. The curriculum also exposes students to a broader range of subjects that are part of the study and application of interior design.

The Certificate can be earned as part of the requirements of the MA program or on its own and students may transition into the MA program at any time. Students may join ASID as student members and may advance to Allied ASID membership upon completion of the Professional Certificate.


IDSN 5405Drawing and Presentation3
IDSN 5407Color Design3
IDSN 5409Basic Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
IDSN 5410Interior Design I3
IDSN 5411Textiles for Interiors3
IDSN 5413History of Furniture I3
IDSN 5414History of Furniture II3
IDSN 5422Rendering3
IDSN 6511Interior Design II3
IDSN 6512Interior Design III3
IDSN 6513Interior Design IV3
IDSN 6515Lighting for Interiors3
IDSN 6520Perspective Techniques3
IDSN 6521Business of Interior Design1
Select one elective course from the following:2-3
History of Architecture and Interior Design
Sustainable Design
3-D Architectural Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Commercial Design
Kitchen and Bath Design
Total Credits42-43