Interior Design

Interior Design at College of DuPage offers students a variety of learning opportunities that match current industry trends and standards. Taught by professionals in our new learning labs, our programs allow students to explore career interests, strengthen marketable skills and build a portfolio of work:

  • Sustainable/Green Interior Design 
  • Kitchen and Bath Design (NKBA accredited program) 
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 
  • Advanced Lighting Design 
  • Universal/Barrier-Free Interior Design

Check out the Interior Design program blog for news about classes, special events and student news.

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Contact Information

Lisa Horvatin, Program Advisor
(630) 942-2078

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Jane Kielb, Coordinator Interior Design
(630) 942-2508

Business and Technology Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2592

Spotlight

  • Allison Schutz

    Allison SchutzInterior Design

    My dad was in construction and I always liked building things. I decided that I wanted to build something that people would not throw away. Graphic design is all about aesthetics, so interior design made sense. I discovered that the program is its own community and people care about each other.

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  • Nancy Latta

    Nancy LattaInterior Design

    Expect to work hard. The curriculum provides the right classes and expectations to be successful in the field. I believe hiring companies are consistently impressed with what COD students and graduates deliver."

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  • Sheri Bolton

    Sheri BoltonInterior Design

    When I was in the classroom, it was competitive and rigorous and real. In the end, I was able to marry my business and marketing background with the skills set that I gained at College of DuPage. I am very happy and pleased with the education that I received.”

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  • Sara Venecek

    Sara VenecekInterior Design

    The strength of the Interior Design program is its technical focus. We learn more in two years than some students learn at four-year schools.”

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  • Mariella Sanchez

    Mariella SanchezInterior Design

    “My intent was to complete a two-year program and transfer to Harrington College of Design to complete my bachelor’s. I reached out to Harrington and asked their opinion as to which was the better program. Without hesitation they recommended COD, and I never looked back."

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  • Jerome Coloma

    Jerome ColomaInterior Design

    "Being taught in-depth about the many disciplines within interior design by passionate teachers makes a world of difference. I believe that a teacher’s enthusiasm and positive relationship with the students greatly affect the quality and receptivity of the material, and many of my teachers had that."

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  • Deb Bayless

    Deb BaylessInterior Design

    Through her sister, Deb Bayless discovered COD. "She raved about the level of instruction while sharpening her math and accounting skills. Once my kids were busy with school all day, I started getting my feet wet. COD offered a program in Interior Design which was affordable and convenient."

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  • Puttiphong "Van" Uraamporn

    Puttiphong "Van" UraampornInterior Design

    "Jane (Kielb) advised me to plan out my classes for each semester. She also provided a great education, including lecture, lab and field trips."

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