Pursue a Career in the Exciting Field of Interior Design

Combine your creative passions and your problem-solving skills with a career in interior design. If you want to learn how to become an interior designer, take the first steps with Penn Foster College. For up to $79 a credit, our affordable interior design associate degree can help you develop the skills relevant for a career in interior design. Take your interior design courses from home or on-the-go at your own pace as you work toward your degree.

Why Become an Interior Designer?

There are many career opportunities for interior designers in settings like corporate design firms, retail design centers and showrooms, and private offices and studios - you can even start your own business! In 2019, the median annual salary for interior designers was $56,040.¹
Interior Designer
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
At up to $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors through text, phone, and email, or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
Personalized Goal Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors, all your learning materials, and unlimited career support.
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Interior Design Course Details
In Penn Foster College's Interior Design courses, you'll study topics such as residential and commercial design, color and its implications for designers and artists, drawing techniques and how to draw using CAD for interior spaces, and the legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues encountered by interior designers.

This program also provides 45 credits towards meeting the educational requirement for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination.²
Penn Foster Curriculum
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your interior design training online today.
Penn Foster gave me educational and hands on training to prepare me for the design industry.
Jeanette H.,
Interior Design Graduate
Interior Design Student
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Get started today on your path towards a creative career in interior design with Penn Foster College’s online program.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Interior Designers, on the Internet here (visited June 15, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

² This program provides 45 credits towards meeting the educational requirement needed for the NCIDQ licensing exam. Students must also complete at least 5,280 hours of work experience under the supervision of a licensed and/or NCIDQ-certified designer before becoming eligible to sit for the exam.