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Interior design is about harmonizing space within the built environment that surrounds it. Furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and other elements of design have aesthetic appeal, but they can also improve quality of life, increase productivity, and enhance the overall functionality of a space.

What You Will Learn:

You will learn to understand the elements of design and how people use and respond to them. You will think through a design challenge and present it to your peers. You will experience firsthand the real-world tools and technologies used today. And finally, you will learn to identify styles and history of styles of design, art and architecture.

What It Is Like:

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students and faculty in this as well as other related disciplines. You will learn firsthand how design concepts can be made viable in the real world. Student work includes hands-on projects that will showcase your talent and skills and enable you to work in our state-of-the-art facilities in the Whitney Applied Technology Center.
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Where It Can Take You:

Many students choose to continue their studies at a four-year school upon graduation. You will also be prepared to begin work as an interior designer's assistant or as an assistant in an architectural firm.
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It is important that students who plan to transfer after completing their studies at Onondaga consult from the beginning of their academic program with an OCC advisor and a contact at the transfer college to make sure both OCC's degree requirements and transfer requirements are being meet. You can view current information on  transfer agreements on our Transfer Services page.

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"As a self-employed interior designer, I think of school often and am grateful for all you taught us." ~Nancy DaRin, Class of 2001