Our interior design school, located in the heart of Portland, provides aspiring designers the opportunity to cultivate their natural design talents through hands-on learning programs in a supportive classroom environment. Our curriculum enables students to transform their passion into an extraordinary design portfolio. Students build confidence as they acquire the knowledge and skills required to succeed professionally in the industry.
COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION
As of Monday, March 16th, all Winter term courses that were still in session transitioned to being taught strictly online, or have been paused until in-person teaching can resume. With the government’s recent announcement to extend the Social Distancing Policy through April 30th, we will now begin class on May 5th.
Current and upcoming students will be receiving emails with the most recent updates from the Heritage Admin team, instructors and/or school Directors. Please contact your local school Director if you have any further questions.
Click on the Spring 2020 Course Schedule tab below to view updated dates.
*PLEASE NOTE ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON STATE GUIDELINES
Students receive a Certificate in Interior Custom Design once they complete the Fundamentals of Interior Design Certification. In this program, students develop a competitive portfolio and expansive knowledge base which empowers them to work in the Interior Design industry. Projects include the full design and presentation of two residential spaces, including an entire home as the final project. Additional client-specific and concept-based activities are incorporated throughout the course to enforce learning and presentation skills. This program puts equal focus toward core design knowledge, design expression and business practices that together enable students to become successful industry professionals.
Students receive a Professional Certificate in Interior Custom Design once they complete the Master Certification Program. This program combines the Fundamentals of Interior Design Program with a series of required courses that provide students with a comprehensive, business-minded interior design education. The Master Certification Program requires completion of the following courses:
Individual courses may also be taken by students not enrolled in the Master Certification Program, and by industry professionals with relevant design education or work experience. Read more about all of our courses on the Course Descriptions tab.
To view the overview and schedule for each course, please click on the links in the list to the right. Courses are listed in the recommended order of completion.
Note: All courses are included in the Master Certification Program except the courses with an asterisk (*), which means they are optional electives.
Join the NKBA on Thursday, March 5th at CFM and enjoy a special 5 expert panel on the many ways one can find success in an industry that brings such an array of career opportunities as they share their own career pathway.
Eat, Drink, Experience the Beautiful New Colors and the Stories Behind this Inspired Collection from Curator Paints
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:30pm
A fun and colorful event hosted by Miller Paint introducing a new line of beautiful paints – CURATOR. Inspired by native Irish art & design, the CURATOR Collection is available at the Grand Avenue store and will be on display at the KEX Hotel on March 12th. At the event, you will learn more about how this stunning line of paints was created, sip colorful cocktails, and experience the new KEX Hotel in the Central Eastside if you haven’t already. It is a design-lovers dream!
100 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232