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  • Interior and Architectural Design Software

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    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 212.229.5620

  • Make your ideas stand out in the crowded interior and architectural design field. This certificate gives you the skills needed to design, render, and showcase your interior, architectural, or product design. You use industry-standard software to create portfolio-ready projects, including floor plans, 3D renderings, and layouts.

    • Format Online
    • Price $814 per course, $3256 total
    • Total Courses 4
    • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Courses 


    Gain a practical understanding of AutoCAD’s relevance to professional practice. Take a project from sketch development and produce professional drawings.


    Quickly and effectively bring your ideas to life with SketchUp, a leading 3D computer modeling software used in the interior design and architecture industries.


    Learn 3D modeling techniques using Rhino 3D — a powerful, versatile modeling software program.

    Digital Layout: Adobe InDesign

    Develop design skills using the features of the industry-standard software InDesign.

  • Program Highlights

    Who Should Enroll

    • Anyone pursuing Interior Design, Architectural Design, 3D Modeling, or Interior Styling

    What You’ll Gain

    • The ability to digitally convey well-articulated, cohesive design ideas and proposals
    • The skills to model objects and spaces using the SketchUp program 
    • Editing skills in AutoCAD: erase, trim, extend, copy, move, offset, array, mirror, stretch, scale, break, and fillet 
    • Expertise navigating the Rhino interface and general settings
    • Experience developing a portfolio-ready project, from initial concept to final delivery 
  • Why Open Campus?

    Welcome to a community of groundbreaking thinkers. At Open Campus, you have the freedom to reimagine your career path in the cross-disciplinary environment that you can find only at Parsons School of Design — the top-ranked accredited art and design school in the United States.* Our dynamic network of faculty scholars and working professionals are united by the same vision and values, and a drive to innovate. Discover new possibilities in professional education at Open Campus, making connections across industries and advancing your knowledge in unexpected ways. 

    *Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2020).

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