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Creative with an eye for detail?

Welcome to Interior Design.

  • 60K

    Median annual wage for Interior Designers as of May 2021.

  • Top 30%

    According to Career Explorer, Interior Designers' career satisfaction ranks in the top 30% of all careers.
  • Market Snapshot:


    Interior Designer jobs available in the U.S. as of July 2023.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • Career Options:

    • Interior Designer
    • Interior Design Assistant
    • Junior Designer
    • Design Consultant
    • Kitchen & Bath Designer
    • Design Sales Representative
  • Key Traits for Success:

    • Creativity
    • Communication
    • Growth mindset
    • Organization
    • Confidence
    • Finance & business management
    • Design fundamentals
    • Technical drawing
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  • Did You Know?
    Every fall and spring, Ensign College interior design students present their final portfolios.

    Students, faculty, and selected judges review the portfolios and then vote on their favorites. Winners are announced at an awards ceremony at the end of the semester.
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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.

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.

Interior Design Program Information Pack
Which degree is right for you?

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. You can learn more about each option below.

Core Curriculum 20 credits 34 credits
Program Core 66 credits 28 credits 28 credits
Total 86 credits 62 credits 28 credits


Interior design student
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.

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.

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.


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 or continue towards a bachelor's degree.

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.

*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 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.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success 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 success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

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