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Creative with an eye for detail? Welcome to Interior Design.

Interior design student

Fine tune your design skills and potential with a degree or certificate in Interior Design.

If your dream is to develop your passion for detail, color, and texture into a viable career, this is your place. Our rigorous design program teaches students the hand skills and visual design sense necessary to succeed.

Ensign College offers 3-degree options for the Interior Design area of study: 1) AAS degree (non-transferable*); 2) Certificate combined with general education courses into a transferable AS degree; or 3) Stand-alone certificate. Regardless of which option you choose, you will need to submit a separate application in order to apply to the Interior Design area of study. This includes submitting a digital inspiration board .

Students completing the AAS degree will meet the requirements to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Exam, as well as the LEED, GA (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Green Associate) Exam. You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

Ensign College programs are designed to prepare students to be capable and trusted disciples with market-ready skills. The College programs are not designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation in Utah or in any state, country, or territory.

*Individual courses may transfer on a case-by-case basis. Please work with your desired transfer institution to confirm which courses will be accepted as transfer courses.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AN ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS) DEGREE?

AAS DEGREEAS DEGREESTAND-ALONE CERTIFICATE
Core Curriculum20 credits34 credits
Program Core66 credits28 credits28 credits
Total86 credits62 credits28 credits

CERTIFICATE OVERVIEW AAS OVERVIEW

If your goal is to gain the skills to go right to work, an AAS degree in Interior Design could be the right fit. This six-semester degree provides you with the in-demand, hands-on skills to get a good-paying job in this lucrative field quickly.

The AAS degree is not designed to transfer, although many of the course credits may be accepted by other institutions. It’s designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in a specific field, with no further education required to succeed.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AN ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS) DEGREE?

If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree (AS + Certificate). You’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.

Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree (+ Certificate), which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.

GET A STAND-ALONE CERTIFICATE

Are you looking for the fastest option to gain marketable skills, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? Ensign College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone certificate in just 2 semesters. So you can get to work fast in the field of your choice, with the potential for further education later.

DON'T FORGET TO PLAN YOUR COURSES

Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your academic advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.

You can reach your academic advisor through the Student Development Center at Studentdevelopment@ensign.edu or 801-524-8151.

Heidi Plumb
Heidi Plumb
Program Chair - Interior Design
M.F.A., Interior Design Education, Brenau University, 2016
B.S., Interior Design, BYU Idaho, 2002
B.A., Visual Arts and Design, BYU, 2001

Heidi Plumb comes to Ensign College with experience in a variety of areas within the interior design discipline. She has worked in design firms, systems furniture companies, architecture firms, and most recently eight years as a Technical Designer in the manufacturing industry (3form). Her Masters Degree in Interior Design Education gives her a dynamic combination of experience and education to help lead the Interior Design department as Program Chair.

Office 801-524-8108
Email hplumb@ensign.edu
Zac Marshall
Zac Marshall
Interior Design Faculty
M.A., Architecture and Interiors, Royal College of Art, London, 2002
B.A., Architecture, University of North London, London, 1999
RIBA Professional Practice, London Southbank University, London, 2010

Office 801-524-8164
Email zmarshall@ensign.edu
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