The world needs creative thinkers like you -- those who seek to use interior design to make a difference.

Inspired Interiors that Impact the World

In CCA’s Interior Design Program, accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), you’ll explore materials and space as you’re challenged to create beautiful, functional spaces that merge environmental, social, and architectural elements. You’ll learn how to design interiors that transform organizations, change communities, and make a lasting impression.

Embrace Innovative Thinking and Making

From study models to digital renderings and full-scale installations, you’ll test new materials and design methods to create breakthrough interior spaces. Our faculty consists of leading interior designers and architects whose designs have been implemented in national retail chains, museums, and corporate and residential projects throughout the world.

Together you’ll explore how the field of interior design offers an interdisciplinary connection to art, architecture, interaction design, furniture, and even fashion design.

Shape Your Interior Design Future

Through our successful design studio collaborations with such institutions as the Sierra Club, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and the Dolores Shelter Program, you’ll learn how to put good design into practice. And our extensive internship program provides you with professional design experience working at global architecture firms and design studios such as Gensler and B&B Italia.

Advanced-Level Studios will challenge you to consider how interior design affects the way we live, work, and connect with one another. You leave the program prepared for a lasting and meaningful interior design career.