• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


What you can learn in the Interior Design - Foundation Level course of study at UCLA Extension

  • History of environmental arts, fundamentals of interior architecture in both commercial and residential interiors, color theory and application, and more
  • Use of either AutoCAD or Revit, two powerful computer-aided design (CAD) programs favored by major firms
  • Use of freehand drawing and drafting to communicate design concepts
  • For students with a bachelor's degree, completion of this certificate with a grade of B or better will make them eligible for the advanced course of study leading to a Master of Interior Architecture degree

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure


  • History of Environmental Arts
  • Interior Architecture Studio  
  • Fundamentals of Interior Architecture 
  • Color Theory and Application 
  • Elements of Design 

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    Documents required:

                    • Financial certification, such as a bank statement or bank letter, declaring you have a minimum of $26,300 USD, or equivalent, to cover your school and living expenses for a year.
                    • A copy of your TOEFL iBT score or Academic IELTS score, which must be no more than two years old.
                    • A copy of the page in your passport showing your full legal name, birth date, passport expiration date, and photograph.
                    • An official copy of high school or college transcripts. An English copy must be included with foreign language transcripts.
                    • One passport-size photo.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      18000 USD/full
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 18000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
                    • National Applies to you

                      18000 USD/full
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 18000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                    Living costs for Los Angeles

                    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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