The Interior Design Certificate program at Bergen Community College, Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, offers students the necessary credentials, industry knowledge, and hands-on experience to earn their professional certification in interior design. Students receive individualized support and training from experienced faculty, professional designers and industry experts, who provide the technical skills to translate abstract concepts into three-dimensional reality. The Interior Design Certificate requires the successful completion of eight core courses listed below. Students completing this program will have the opportunity to shop and use the Decorator’s Exchange with a discount.
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Study materials and sources used in interior design with a focus on their characteristics, performance criteria, fabrication, and installation methods. Guest lecturers from manufacturers and a field trip are included in this course. Topics include: floors, walls, ceilings; moldings, doors, and windows; cabinet construction; and planning your kitchen and bathroom. Suggested Textbook: Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, J. Rosemary Riggs, 8th ed., 2008. Available at the BCC Bookstore.
Learn the principles of art and design that have been developed throughout history and are key to successful interior design practice. This course includes lecture, discussion and preparation of a “personal styles research portfolio.” Sessions include:
- Understanding the design process
- Elements of design
- Design concepts
- Understanding design drawings
- Introduction to basic styles in residential interiors
Required text: Interior Design, by John Pile
Please Note: All are welcome to enroll in any class as an elective course for their enjoyment without being part of the certificate program.
All course for this program are held at our Paramus Campus located at 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. If you have questions, please call 201-447-7488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.