• Interior and Architectural Design Software

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    Continuing and Professional Education 
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 332.239.2292 
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  • 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.

    Students typically complete this certificate in one year.

    • Format Online
    • Price $3,900
    • 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 The New School?

    The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.