Our interior design school, located in the heart of Seattle, 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.
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:
Fundamentals of Interior Design
Intro to AutoCAD
Kitchen & Bath Design
Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Business & Entrepreneurship or Business & Professional Development
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 IDS Seattle for a chapter meeting unlike any other – with 20-minute presentations in the “Experience Rooms,” we’ll be immersed in the latest lighting & A/V technologies – learning about the products and how we can serve our clients with the best tech in lighting and A/V Design.
Location Definitive Bellevue Showroom
14405 NE 20th St
Bellevue, WA 98007