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Colorado Springs with Interior Design Programs
In a fifty mile radius of the Colorado Springs area, students have only one school offering an interior design program. Pikes Peak Community College has an associate's degree available to interior design majors. This program is intended for students who're interested in becoming entry-level interior designers. At the completion of the program, students meet the educational requirements for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Exam. Commercial and residential design is studied at this school through the studio courses.
Interior Design Programs in Colorado Springs
The table below lists information about the campus setting, enrollment and cost of program.
|Pikes Peak Community College|
|School Type||Community college; public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||13,947*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$3,240 for in-state; $12,538 for out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receive Some Form of Financial Aid (2014)||69%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2014)||49% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (2014)||12%*|
|Distance from Downtown (Driving Time)||7.6 mi. (11 min.)|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
Pikes Peak Community College
The elements and principles of design can be acquired at this school through the study of visual and technical essentials of interiors. As part of the interior design education at Pikes Peak Community College, an internship is completed.
Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design
A total of 75 credit hours must be completed in order to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design degree. To enter into the program, four basic skills classes have to be met in reading, mathematics and English. To fulfill the general education requirements, coursework must be completed on public speaking, career math, computer literacy, art appreciation and technical writing.
From that point, interior design majors can advance onto other topics such as AutoCAD (CAD stands for computer-aided design) for interiors, history of interior design, perspective and rendering, interior textiles, drafting for interiors and interior finishes. Residential design, commercial design and interior construction are all covered in other classes. To graduate from the program, a practicum and a capstone class on advanced design must be passed. Finally, the electives offered in this program include color theory, commercial design, drawing, advanced CAD for interiors, advanced kitchen and bath, design portfolio workshop and sustainable design.