Interior Architecture and Design

Learn to create spaces that are functional, attractive and safe with a degree or certificate in interior architecture and design. This program supports a number of career paths--including work in residential, kitchen and bath, corporate hospitality and healthcare. At FRCC, you'll get real-world experience, you'll learn industry-standard software such as CAD, and you'll be prepared for a variety of job opportunities.

Why Study Interior Architecture and Design at Front Range Community College?

Our programs combine theory, design and technology with hands-on experience. You'll learn software programs that you can apply day one of job in this field. You'll have access to internships so you can get real experience you can put on a resume. Plus, you'll learn from expert faculty members with real-world experience of their own. They'll train you to meet the highest standards of professional practice.

We offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in interior architecture and design as well as certificates in:

  • Fundamentals in Interior Design, Drafting and Communication
  • Kitchen and Bath Design

We also offer service-learning opportunities, where our student work with community partners to develop meaningful design solutions.

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree from FRCC

Student working on graphic design projectWith our newest bachelor’s degree—the Business for Creative Industries BAS—students with associate degrees in creative fields can start and finish their bachelor’s degree at FRCC without having to transfer to a university.

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Degree Details

AAS in Interior Architecture and Design

Program Locations: Larimer

Total Credits: 65 credits (4 semesters)

Dive into an in-depth study of architecture, computer-aided drafting (CAD) and interior design. You'll learn to develop creative abilities through the study of visual elements and principles of design. You'll prepare design graphics through sketching, manual drafting and computer-generated presentation drawings.

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Certificate Options

Fundamentals in Interior Design, Drafting and Communication

Program Locations: Larimer

Total Credits: 14 credits (1 semester)

You'll master the fundamental skills used in interior design, drafting and graphic communication. You'll learn architectural drafting techniques, CAD software skills and communication and design principles.

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Kitchen and Bath Design

Program Locations: Larimer

Total Credits: 36 credits (3 semesters)

You'll focus on kitchen and bath design processes, materials, AutoCAD software skills and space planning principles. You'll complete a four-credit internship at a design firm or design-related company in northern Colorado. Graduates with an interior architecture and design AAS degree, including internship, will be able to apply six months of experience towards the Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD).

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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree or certificate can prepare you for a career in a wide variety of settings.

National Council for Interior Design Qualifications Exam

Completing both the AAS in interior architecture and design and the kitchen and bath design certificate meets the NCIDQ education requirement. In addition, you'll need to meet the minimum three years of direct supervised/sponsored work hours.

Learn more about the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) Exam