Interior Design

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Program Information

  • Location: Online Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • Program Code: 10-304-1
  • Offering: In-class, Online
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Interior Design Degree

Program Description

Interior designers use creativity, technical knowledge, and aesthetics to create solutions that improve the function and quality of interior environments. Coursework includes manual and computer-aided design (CAD) drawing, and commercial and residential planning.

Demand for interior designers is strongest in kitchen and bath design and remodeling, and in corporate and industrial facilities design.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Additional program details: Course topics include design fundamentals, an overview of the design process, and the interrelations of color, lighting and materials.



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Individualized Technical Studies

This associate degree program is designed to meet specific educational needs of students, business and industry not currently served by other degree programs. It is a customized program for students who need to combine skills and knowledge from different disciplines to be productive in tomorrow’s workforce. The curriculum will be drawn from existing offerings at MATC.

Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ECON-195 Economics
(or) Any 200-level ECON course
ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
INDSGN-100 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INDSGN-102 Basic Architectural Drawing 3
INDSGN-104 Interior Elements of Building Construction 3
INDSGN-106 Materials and Furniture Design 3
ENG-197 Technical Reporting ‡
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
INDSGN-108 Residential Studio ‡ 3
INDSGN-110 Advanced Architectural Drawing ‡ 3
INDSGN-113 Textiles: Science, Application and Design 3
INDSGN-114 Color and Light ‡ 3
MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
INDSGN-116 Kitchen and Bath Design ‡ 3
INDSGN-118 Commercial Studio ‡ 3
INDSGN-120 Interior Design Internship ‡ 1
INDSGN-122 Styles of Furniture and Architecture ‡ 3
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
ELECTIVES (Three credits)
Suggested elective: ARCHT-150
Introduction to Revit
INDSGN-124 Advanced Commercial Studio ‡ 3
INDSGN-128 Designer/Client Relationships 3
INDSGN-131 Portfolio Development and Application ‡ 3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society 
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate Codes that impact the interior environment
  • Integrate industry guidelines that impact the interior environment
  • Apply interior design business practices
  • Apply design process to interior design projects
  • Design within the parameters of the built environment
  • Apply fundamentals of design

Career Outlook

Employment in the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry remains strong. Continued growth is expected in corporate interiors, healthcare and facilities design.

Future Opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

Possible Careers

Design Consultant
Interior Designer
Kitchen Designer
Residential Designer
Lighting Designer
Manufacturer's Representative

Admission Requirements

Demonstration of proficiency in basic computer skills or completion of COMPSW-106



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Last updated: 03/27/2024