Associate of Applied Science in
Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design Milwaukee Area Technical College
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.
- 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
In southeastern Wisconsin, the areas with growing career opportunities are kitchen and bath design and remodeling, and corporate and industrial facilities design. Additionally, graduates may be employed in architectural firms, furniture dealerships, furniture showrooms, and design studios. The program introduces students to specialty areas including lighting design, hospitality design, color consulting, and computer-aided drafting.
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.
(or) Any 200-level ECON course
(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|
(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 needed)|
Suggested elective: ARCHT-150
Introduction to Revit
|INDSGN-124||Advanced Commercial Studio ‡||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.