This specialization includes 3 courses and introduces the business procedures encountered in the practice of interior design (both residential and commercial). Topics covered include strategies for marketing and selling design services; ethics; business management in the design office; programming cost and fee structures; client agreements; client job files; and understanding overhead costs for a profitable business. This program will also cover principles of contractual law as applied to the relationship between the interior designer and the client, as well as fundamental legal principles regarding employment law, intellectual property law, unfair competition law, insurance law, and other specific legal topics as they apply to the interior design business. This program will incorporate analysis of contracts and reading of actual court cases involving interior designers.
In order to earn your specialization in Business for Interior Design, all 3 courses (8 units) must be completed with a recorded letter grade. Students are encouraged to follow the Quarterly Curriculum Sequence in order to efficiently progress through the program.
Application & Candidacy Fee: $50.00
Estimated Program Tuition: $2,898.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $227.00
Estimated Total Cost: $3,175.00
Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on the candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include additional expenses such as parking.
*This program is open admission.
Internship Available: No