Interior Decorating Professional Certificate

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The Interior Decorating Professional Certificate program equips students with industry skills and knowledge to begin a career in the interior decorating field. The program consists of five modules and a capstone presentation.

Classes include foundational instruction in architecture, furniture and color theory. Students will also learn about materials, sourcing and industry specific business practices while also establishing fundamental business skills needed to be a successful interior decorator.

The program will culminate with a capstone decorating project of the students’ own design.

Program Cost

This 7-month, 90-hour professional certificate costs $2,495.

  • No application or application fee is required
  • All texts, materials and supplies are included
  • Payment or payment arrangement due at the time of registration

Limited tuition remission opportunities may be available for University of Richmond employees.

Course Schedule

Classes are held on the University of Richmond campus from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

Fall 2023 Cohort

  • Course dates: Tuesdays, September 12, 2023–March 26, 2024
  • Course holidays (no class)
    • Thanksgiving Break: November 21, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 26, 2023

Graduation Date

  • Saturday, April 6, 2024

Enrolled students will receive a detailed class schedule with dates and locations.