Interior and Architectural Design Software Certificate


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Master the software needed to reimagine every space

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






$3,740 total


Total Courses:



Course Length:

9 weeks


Who Should Enroll

  • Creative professionals seeking to develop skills that can be applied to space planning or decorative arts
  • Interior designers and architects who want to expand their industry software expertise and portfolio

What You'll Gain

  • The skills needed to convey accurate, well-articulated, and cohesive design ideas and proposals
  • The ability to model objects and spaces using SketchUp
  • Editing techniques in AutoCAD
  • Ways to navigate the Rhino interface and its settings

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 will need to complete four of the five courses listed.

Gain basic AutoCAD skills, such as drawing and editing, and learn about the software’s relevance to professional practice.
Learn to digitally model interior spaces using SketchUp, developing the technical skills required to create realistic three-dimensional models.
Turn digital models into physical objects using Rhino while exploring laser cutting, 3D printing, and CNC milling.
Lay out professional pages with the industry-standard software Adobe InDesign, focusing on typography and color.
Learn how to use Revit, the industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, to create and manage interior design projects.

“This program teaches the software that is the backbone of the design industries — students learn not only how to realize their creative ideas but also how to present them to clients, employees, and potential collaborators.”

Liza Kuhn, faculty member, Interior and Architectural Design Software Certificate program; founder of Liza Kuhn Interiors

Interior and Architectural Design Software Certificate

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.