Enrollment Update: Registration is open for all adult and pre-college fall courses.

3 Courses Required

About This Certificate

This certificate program gives you the industry knowledge and resources you need to enter the field of hospitality interior design. You develop a professional-level portfolio that includes plans for a restaurant, a bar, a hotel public space, and a guest room.

You also learn how to develop research-based hospitality concepts and dynamic storytelling presentations. You discover the importance of connecting people with place and find out how an understanding of psychology and emotional impact are used to create memorable hospitality guest experiences. With each project, you expand your design skills in space planning, sketching, 2D and 3D drawings, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment. You explore topics including health and wellness, sustainable design, remote work, and how these movements and phenomena affect the hospitality industry. You benefit from virtual field trips and exclusive interviews with industry experts.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 3

Time Commitment: Students typically complete this certificate in four months.

Price: $1,565 per certificate bundle (see terms)
($1,740 if courses are purchased individually. Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.)

What You’ll Gain

  • An overview of the hospitality interior design industry, current trends, and key vocabulary
  • The ability to create research-based concepts connecting people with place
  • The ability to design visual storytelling presentations showcasing multisensory hospitality experiences
  • The skills needed to design hospitality interior environments incorporating interior architectural design, lighting, furniture, materials, artwork, and accessories
  • Proficiency in developing floor plans, sketches, and 2D and 3D drawings
  • An understanding of how guest psychology and color theory affect the hospitality design process
  • The ability to assess compliance with code and ADA safety and accessibility standards
  • Software skills include: Adobe InDesign, AutoCAD, Revit

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • In-person and online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets

Who Should Enroll

  • Students of interior design, architecture, and hospitality
  • Professional interior designers and architects
  • Anyone exploring an education or career in the hospitality interiors industry
  • Hospitality owners, developers, and management
  • Hospitality furnishings sales reps
  • Graduates of the CPE Interior Design Certificate

This program cannot be used toward the educational requirements for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. One must complete a degree program in Interior Design comprised of for-credit courses to qualify to take the NCIDQ exam.

What You’ll Earn

After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.


Additional Details

Hospitality Interior Design Certificate

Enroll Now

Begin by completing one of the required courses or purchasing the certificate as a bundle at a discounted price. The certificate must be completed within two years. Have questions? Call us at 332.239.2292, email cpe.advisor@newschool.edu, or reach out to us via LiveChat.

Select the bundle option or individual courses

Purchase the bundle for a significant tuition cost saving. Please review the terms before making this selection.
Certificate Price
Hospitality Interior Design Bundle : $1,565.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
365 Days After Purchase
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