Interior Designers are highly imaginative, artistic, and resourceful. Combining their creative talents with critical thinking and technical skills enables designers to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive, and socially and environmentally responsible.
At Harcum College, Interior Design is a humanistic discipline: the art of conceiving, planning and creating interior spaces that are made to serve people in answer to their individual and collective needs and desires. We focus on encouraging students to become thoughtful, innovative and responsible designers.
Through the studio experience, students learn by doing. Critical thinking, creative exploration and the development of technical skills enable students to become Interior Design professionals. They learn to balance theory and practice, form and function, all while expressing their own personal style.
Students will learn CAD, Sketch-UP, Photoshop and other regularly updated computer programs to meet the current needs of the industry. Practicum and co-ops are available for students to receive hands-on experience in the field.
Program Options: Full Time or Part time
Returning students or individuals seeking a career change (with or without a prior degree) find this program especially attractive. The Interior Design program is designed for full-time or part-time students. Flexible schedules accommodate working professionals. After successfully completing the program, students meet academic eligibility standards for professional licensing examinations (NCIDQ)
If you are a transfer student or already hold a degree, please call 610-526-6095 to set up an individual meeting to review your college transcript(s) to determine what may be eligible to transfer into Harcum to count toward this degree. By transferring your general education credits you may be exempt from re-taking core requirement courses. You may begin in the fall, spring or summer term and complete the curriculum in only eight semesters by attending part-time (2-3 courses).
- Minimum GPA of 2.3
- SAT Combined Score of 1200 (Based on new SAT)
- Completed Harcum College Application
- Official high school transcripts
- TOEFL scores for students for whom English is a second language
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Written Essay
- Letter of Recommendation