Interior Design

Advanced Certificate in Interior Design

The faculty of Mercyhurst University has carefully designed the Advanced Certificate in Interior Design for college graduates with a background in related fields. Ideal candidates are those who want to update their skills, advance to a new position, prepare for a career change, or become eligible for the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Exam pending approval from NCIDQ. Career counseling/advising by the program director, an NCIDQ certified designer, is offered to all participants in the program.

Required Classes:
ID 105 Technical Graphics I (Architectural Drafting and Drawing) 3 credits
ID 107 Introduction to Interior Design 3 credits
ID 111 Studio I – Residential – (pre-requisite ID 105) 3 credits
ID 205 Technical Graphics II (AutoCad) (pre-requisite ID 105) 3 credits
ID 230 Materials, Systems, and Assemblies I 3 credits

Choose three:
ID 100 Design Basics 3 credits
ID 130 Introduction to Digital Presentation 3 credits
ID 210 Interior Design Graphics (Manual Rendering) 3 credits
ID 405 Technical Graphics III (Revit) (pre-requisite ID 205) 3 credits
ID 406 Technical Graphics IV (Advanced Revit) (pre-requisite ID 405) 1 credit

Choose three:
ID 200 Building Technology 3 credits
ID 220 History of Interior Design and Architecture I 3 credits
ID 221 History of Interior Design and Architecture II 3 credits
ID 231 Human Factors Design 3 credits
ID 312 Materials, Systems, and Assemblies II (pre-requisite ID 230) 3 credits
ID 375 Business and Professional Practice for Interior Design 3 credits
ID 380 Color and Light 3 credits

Choose one:
ID 211 Interior Design Studio II – Corporate 3 credits
ID 311 Interior Design Studio III – Healthcare 3 credits
ID 322 Interior Design Studio IV – Hospitality and Retail 3 credits

• Advanced standing and waiver of certain courses is available upon review and approval of design portfolio and design course transcripts. In these instances, candidates will be required to complete at least 30 credits.

• Students may complete an optional internship (ID 495) to gain work experience.

REQUIREMENTS: An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a B.A. or B.S. degree. Please submit official transcripts indicating the degree earned. The student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 with a minimum C grade in each course. An appointment with the Interior Design Department Chair is recommended prior to beginning any courses in the advanced certificate.

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by clicking here.


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