Hospitality Interior Design Certificate


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Energize the Guest Experience with Design

This certificate program gives students industry knowledge, vocabulary, and resources needed to enter the field of hospitality interior design. Learn how to create research-based hospitality concepts, dynamic storytelling presentations, and the importance of connecting people with place. With each project, you will expand your design skills in space planning, sketching, 2D / 3D drawings, and Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E).






$1,815 total


Total Courses:



Course Length:

5 weeks


Who Should Enroll

  • Students of Interior Design, Architecture & Hospitality
  • Professional Interior Designers & Architects
  • Anyone exploring an Education or Career in the Hospitality Interiors Industry
  • Hospitality Owners, Developers & Management
  • Hospitality Furnishings Sales Reps
  • Graduates of the CPE Interior Design Certificate

What You'll Gain

  • Knowledge to design hospitality interior environments incorporating interior architectural design, lighting, furniture, materials, artwork, and accessories
  • Ability to create research-based concepts connecting people with place
  • Proficiency in developing floor plans, sketches, 2D and 3D drawings
  • Design visual storytelling presentations showcasing multi-sensory hospitality experiences
  • Explore how guest psychology and color theory impact the hospitality design process
  • Assess code and ADA requirements to meet safety and accessibility standards

How You'll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets


Students are advised to complete courses in the order in which they are listed below.

Explore how ambiance, color psychology, branding, and multi-sensory design caters to a successful hospitality interior. Learn to develop unique research-based concepts presented through dynamic storytelling presentations.
Learn how to design communal spaces where guests socialize, dine, work, relax, play, and entertain. In this course, students build upon their hospitality education by designing a hotel lobby and discover hotel public space standards for space planning, materials, furnishings and lighting.
This course is an introduction to hospitality interior design for guest rooms. You will learn how to space plan and design for a diverse set of guest room types. Students build upon their hospitality education by designing a hotel suite project while learning hotel guestroom standards for space planning, materials, furnishings, and lighting.

“Hospitality interior design is a niche industry that is hard to break into without experience, knowledge, or a portfolio. The Hospitality Interior Design Certificate was created to give students exactly that. This one-of-a-kind program offers students worldwide the skills to design their own hospitality projects and graduate with a professional-level portfolio.”

Melissa Pyell, Faculty and Hospitality Interior Designer


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 new ones in a constantly evolving world.