Dec 01, 2023  
2013-2014 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Interior Decorating and Design, A.A.A.S.

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(Code 122)

GRCC Program:

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Interior Decorating and Design program is for individuals interested in professions related to the visual and functional improvement of interior living spaces. Interior decorators plan and design room arrangements for home and office settings. They advise clients on design factors such as space planning, layout of furnishings and equipment, and color coordination of fabrics and finishes. Decorators may work from their homes, as subcontractors, or for businesses that sell materials and furnishings for the home and office.

In GRCC’s Interior Decorating and Design program, students study coordination of color schemes, furniture styles and construction, window treatments, floor coverings, fabrics, and accessories. They analyze the client/professional relationship, space planning, and costs. Students also actively participate in formulating ideas, solving problems, giving presentations, and working as a team.

The following recommendations are presented as a guide. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met. Class sizes are limited.

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits: 64/63

* Interior Seminars are field experiences in Chicago (IF 290 ) and New York City (IF 289 ). A suitable elective may be substituted for one of the seminars.

** Students intending to transfer should take EN 101  and EN 102  instead of BA 101  and BA 102 .

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at

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