Interior Decorating

The interior decorating certificate program is an intensive course of study designed for those who have a personal interest in the subject, as well as individuals interested in working in the field of interior decorating.

The interior decorating certificate training will give students the basic skills needed to enter the profession. Career opportunities for interior decorating students include:

- Assistant to Building Professionals
- Interior Designers
- Contractors
- Architects

A student may work as a sales representative or employee for wallpaper, paint, carpet, lighting, furniture or fabric stores, office furnishings or space planning suppliers.

These courses have been specially designed for those wishing to gain essential skills through an accelerated program. Emphasis will be placed on practical training and development of creativity. A textbook and/or materials may be required in some of the interior decorating certificate courses and will be noted in the course description.

New for 2014-15!

Three new elective courses will be offered this year:

One Point Perspective Drawing (Spring 2014)
Two Point Perspective Drawing (Fall 2014)
Landscape Design (Summer 2015)

Click here for course descriptions and the current schedule of classes

Course and Certificate Requirements:

The program is composed of eight required courses and two elective courses that may be completed in as little as one year. A student may choose to take more than one course at a time. There are no prerequisites for entry into the program. A certificate of interior decorating will be issued by Molloy College after the successful completion of the eight required courses and two elective courses. Completion standards require that a minimum grade of "C" be received and satisfactory attendance maintained in all of the courses. Students should contact the Office of Continuing Education at 516.323.3550 or by email at: conted@molloy.edu at the conclusion of their certificate requirements to have a certificate issued.

Required Courses
Design Concepts
History of Interiors and Furnishings
Color
Drawing I
Drawing II
Decorating and Design Applications I
Materials
Business Procedures

Elective Courses - Select any two
One Point Perspective Drawing (new for Spring 2014)
Two Point Perspective Drawing (new for Fall 2014)
Landscape Design (new for Summer 2014)
Rendering
Lighting
Decorating and Design Applications II

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Course Descriptions and Schedule of Classes:

Courses are offered in the fall (October - December), Winter (January - February), spring (February/March - May) and in the summer (May - June). Day and evening courses are offered. Usually four (4) courses are offered during the day each fall and spring semester and two to three courses (2-3) courses are offered in the evening each fall and spring semester. Usually, one to two (1-2) courses are offered in the winter and summer sessions.

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalog or join our mailing list.

Click here for course descriptions and the current schedule of classes

Registration and Tuition:

Tuition is $250. per course and due at the time of registration. There are no course fees, however, some courses may require materials and/or textooks, which are the student's responsibility.

Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.

Online registration is available by clicking here.  Phone in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please follow the directions on our web page: www.molloy.edu/ce/registration under Registration. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

Interior Decorating Career Seminar  

Do you have a flair for decorating and want to take it to the next level? Not sure if interior decorating is right for you? Not sure how you can get started and what the requirements are? If so, then this seminar is for you! Marie Byrne and Maureen DelPezzo, both experienced interior design professionals, will offer you real world advice about interior decorating both on a professional level, as well as for personal enrichment. The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus in the Casey Center.

The speakers will offer real world advice about this career and talk about both the satisfactions and challenges of their chosen career. The career seminar is offered at no charge. However, you should register at least one week in advance to assure yourself of a seat. To R.S.V.P., click here or call 516.323.3550. You can also email us at conted@molloy.edu.

Mailing List/Request a Catalog

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year (January and July) to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalogJoin our mailing list.

Questions

Should you have any questions, contact Louis Cino at lcino@molloy.edu, call 516.323.3550 or attend our free career seminar by clicking here.

Contact Us

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

516.323.3550

conted@molloy.edu