The places where we live and work and play require innovative, creative and properly trained individuals to make them functional, comfortable, and practical. The Residential Planning Diploma program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division covers the basics of interior space planning, making it the perfect choice to quickly apply your skills in the residential planning field.
Geared toward working adults (preferably with a college degree and professional experience) interested in self-enrichment, the diploma program in Residential Planning helps to prepare students for growing opportunities in residential planning and sales consultation by providing them with the opportunity to gain drawing, drafting and computer skills.
This program is designed to provide students entry-level skills needed for interior space planning and design with the ability to further their career by studying a specific area to specialize in. Students in this program will be taught the basics of interior space planning, including textiles, historic and contemporary styles, space planning, kitchen and bath planning, drafting and computer-aided design.
Additionally, credits earned may be transferred to the Interior Design Bachelor’s Degree program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of interior designers is expected to increase by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Designers will be needed to respond to consumer expectations that the interiors of homes and offices meet certain conditions, such as being environmentally friendly or more easily accessible.
Although the number of home remodeling projects that use interior designers is related to economic conditions, remodeling of large public spaces and facilities, such as hospitals, hotels and schools, is often funded as part of a long-term project. Companies typically budget money over many years so that they can afford remodeling efforts when necessary, regardless of economic conditions. In addition, as part of creating their corporate image, more companies are expected to take advantage of opportunities to use new furnishing and design concepts to make their interior space easily identifiable.”
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).