Interior Design Program
The Interior Design program has been developed to prepare students with a wide variety of skills and competencies for entry into various areas of the design field, ranging from residential to commercial design. GCP is an (NKBA) Accredited School. Students in the program may choose to complete 70 additional internship hours to qualify for the AKBA exam, the first member level in the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Understand the theory and history of design and apply design principles and elements to their projects.
- Communicate in the language of interior design using listening, verbal, and written skills to interact with clients.
- Communicate graphically according to current architectural and NKBA standards using both hand-drafting and AutoCAD techniques.
- Demonstrate research abilities and critical thinking in space planning, selection of finish materials, and application of codes for residential and commercial projects.
- Increase their body of knowledge in a wide variety of areas including construction and finish materials, color and lighting technologies, NKBA guide-lines, residential and commercial codes, sustainability, and professional practice.
- Employ creative skills to create presentations of their projects using hand- and AutoCAD drafting and rendering and professional sample boards and finish schedules.
Students are strongly advised to enter the program with good keyboarding skills.