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Are you creative and artistic? Do you always have new ideas about how to improve your surroundings? Consider a career in interior design. El Centro’s Interior Design program can give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in this field.

What is interior design? Simply put, it’s the profession of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior.

More than just decorators, designers draw from many disciplines — including architecture, product design and environmental psychology — to plan the functionality and interior environment of buildings. Designers need to understand construction, furniture, fixtures, equipment, materials, accessibility and building codes.

El Centro College’s location in downtown Dallas puts you at the center of a professional design district with opportunities for hands-on learning, student internships and immediate employment after graduation. Our program is a particularly good fit for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree but want a career change.

Our rigorous program will prepare you to work as a design assistant with the potential to realize full professional status and independent practice. Licensure as an interior designer with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners requires both education and practical experience as well as passing the National Council for Interior Design Qualifying Exam.
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Interior Design Degree and Certificate Options

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Our Interior Design program includes: