About the Interior Design Program
Saddleback College offers an interdisciplinary Interior Design curriculum providing multi-level, accredited courses that prepare students with the competencies required to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the Interior Design profession.
Our curriculum leads to either an Associate in Science Degree or 3 Certificates of Achievement in Interior Design (Levels 1-3).
- An AS degree is awarded after completing the second level and Saddleback GE requirements.
- *GE requirements could be waived if you have a bachelor’s degree from a US accredited institution. Please consult the college counselors for details.
- Certificates are stackable: Level 2 includes Level 1 courses, and Level 3 is based on Level 1 and 2.
- Please find more details about our programs on the Interior Design Programs page.
Students finishing the 2nd level of the program are eligible for IDEX California certification, and they can take the national NCIDQ exam after completing the 3rd level certificate.
Our graduates work in various design-related firms specializing in all aspects of residential and commercial interior design such as model home design, hotel, and restaurant design, home remodeling, kitchen and bath design, design showrooms, and many others. More details on the Interior Design Student Resources page.
We conduct a Program Orientation during the week before the new semester starts. You will learn about the program and get your questions answered. Details will be posted here at the beginning of 2021.
Our students win local and national design competitions:
Interior Design Department News
Welcome to the Interior Design Program!
Currently, our classes are offered online in various formats - asynchronous, synchronous on Zoom, and a combination of both.
Faculty and Staff
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Frequently asked questions about the Interior Design program:
I am New to the Program. What Should I Take?
Classes suggested for beginning Interior Design students:
- ID 110* - FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN
- ID 112 - BEGINNING DRAFTING FOR INTERIORS (required for many classes)
- ID 114 - APPLIED COLOR AND DESIGN THEORY FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
- ID 116 - INTERIOR MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS
- ID 133 - RENDERING AND RAPID VISUALIZATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
- ID 123 - INTERIOR DESIGN ILLUSTRATION
- ID 122* - HISTORY OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNISHINGS I
- ID 125* - HISTORY OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNISHINGS II
* Courses satisfy General Education (GE) requirements in the Arts for the Associate Degree. They are offered in both formats: online and on-campus.
Fall 2021 Semester
Fall Courses: please check the Fall 2021 Interior Design schedule
Interior Design Courses
Information about INTERIOR DESIGN COURSES (2020-21 Catalog)