Interior Design

What will I learn in this program?

CCSF’s Interior Design curriculum provides the foundation for students to create designs for the whole spectrum of human activities. In preparing for a wide range of possible career paths, you will gain an academic grounding in problem-solving, critical thinking, formal design skills, historical and technical knowledge necessary for entry into the workforce.

Courses in Interior Design include instruction in collaborative interior design strategies, graphic communication, including freehand drawing, delineation and rendering, and digital skills, history of design, including the decorative arts, technology, including materials, lighting, color, furniture, interior construction and structures, sustainable environmental practices, cross-platform digital skills, including 2D and 3D modeling, drafting as well as access to page layout and website software, and Building Codes, Accessibility Codes, Energy Codes and professional practice of design.

The two-year curriculum in Interior Design has a strong emphasis on both Architecture and Art and prepares students for entry-level positions in interior design. The course of study includes instruction in architecture-orthographic projection, descriptive geometry, perspective, and shades and shadows; two-dimensional basic design; delineation and rendering; materials of construction; water-color painting; freehand drawing; professional practice/interior design; legal aspects of contracting; architectural technology (drafting); art history; art-basic design; basic drawing; structural analysis and design; industrial design fundamentals; art orientation; and graphic design.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Interior Designers


Average Growth

Architectural and Civil Drafters


Average Growth

Commercial and Industrial Designers


Average Growth

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers


Average Growth

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Associate of Science Degree in Interior Design

2 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:
Program coordinator: Andrew Chandler
(415) 425-5086