Associate in Applied Science - Interior Design
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer - Interior Design
Spokane Falls Community College
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If you are imaginative and enjoy creating beautiful indoor spaces, a career as an interior designer could be a perfect fit.
In this program, you’ll learn to blend creativity with technical elements to design residential and commercial interiors. Courses in both science and art—combined with hands-on practice in the studio— will build your professional skills in problem solving, drawing, textiles and materials, sustainable design practices, computer-aided design and other areas essential for success in the field
Whether you want to continue your education at a four-year institution—or you plan to enter the field immediately—a degree from this program will help prepare you for opportunities in interior design and architecture firms, home improvement stores, furniture stores, specialty design shops and other organizations in the industry.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Interior Design.
Choose program map:
Interior Design AAS map
Total Credits: 90
Heather Bellerud – Guided Pathways Specialist, Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts
Heather Bellerud (she/her) joined the staff at SFCC in December 2016, shortly after moving to Spokane with her family. She has a broad range of experience in education and the arts; she has worked as a cultural and natural resource interpretive ranger for the National Park Service in New Mexico and Arizona, taught art and environmental education in Colorado and Western Washington, and managed museum education programming for school and family audiences. Heather is an artist, a gardener, a bit of a bookworm, and a cargo bike nerd. She is happy to be serving as a Guided Pathways Pathways Specialist in the Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts Pathway.
Margot Casstevens – Fine Arts and Interior Design Instructor
Margot Casstevens joined the faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2009 and teaches design drawing, sketching, and rendering techniques. She received her BFA in drawing and printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA in printmaking and sculpture from the University of South Florida. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. She and her husband own Punctum Studios.
Ashley DeMoville became the dean of visual and performing arts in July of 2023. Dr. DeMoville brings more than 20 years of experience working in the theater and more than 10 years of experience as an arts educator and leader in higher education. She came to SFCC in 2017 and has served as the Director of Drama and Chair for the Department of Communication Arts, Modern Languages, Film, and Drama. She is also active in multiple regional theater organizations and is currently Co-Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region VII.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Hawai'i at Mnoa, a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.
Sunshine Giesler – Interior Design Instructor
Sunshine Giesler joined the faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2021 and teaches a variety of courses including hand drafting and CAD.
Sunshine earned her Masters of Interior Design from WSU in 2008. She was the director of the interior design program at Monterey Peninsula College from 2008-16 and loved her time there. She currently practices interior design using primarily an e-design format with her firm Sunshine & Lew Interior Design.
Tanja Huffman – Interior Design Instructor (Program Lead)
Tanja Huffman is the department chair and primary advisor for the interior design program. She joined the Spokane Falls Community College faculty in 2002 and teaches across the curriculum, including design studios, lighting design, materials and building systems. She is also a member of SFCC’s Facilities and Grounds Committee and the Academic Consulting Leadership Team.
Katie Peterson – Instructional Tech, CBE Lab
Katie Peterson joined the staff of the Visual and Performing Arts division in December 2022. She loves learning and has three degrees to prove it! She earned her A.A. from SFCC, her B.A. in Studio Art from EWU, and her M.A. in English Literature and Writing from EWU. She was an English Instructor for 4 years.
In her current role, Katie assists students and faculty with the technology in the CBE Lab in building 19, where she assists students and supports learning in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Digital Media Production, and Digital Filmmaking classes.
Her love of the arts, passion for helping students, and knack for technology all come together in this position. She feels so blessed to be back at the college where she started her educational journey. When she’s not working, she likes to watch TV, play piano, and cuddle with her two adorable cats, Freddie and Theodore.
Number of students each start: up to 24
Applications deadline: Applications begin spring quarter, open until filled
The Interior Design program is fall quarter entry and admits 24 students.
Application to the program begins in spring and continues until filled. Early application is encouraged!
Waiting for entrance into the program? Contact our Guided Pathways Specialist Heather Bellerud (Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu) for a list of courses you can take out of sequence.
Our program is an open access program. As long as there are seats in the program and you have completed the admissions process, you will be admitted to the program. Historically, however, more students express interest in or apply to the program than there are seats available.
For admission into the program, complete each of the steps listed below.
Complete your online application
For assistance with admissions, call 509-533-4356
Complete your online Bigfoot Orientation
Upon completing the application, you will receive the link
Math & English Placement
Find out your placement in math and English
Submit high school transcripts if you’ve graduated within the past five years
OR submit transcripts from prior college to be used for placement
Bring a printed copy of your math/English placement to your interview
For assistance with placement email Onboarding@sfcc.spokane.edu
Send us an email at InteriorDesign@sfcc.spokane.edu to request admission into the program. Include
your student ID number
your phone number
which degree you are seeking (AAS or AAS-T)
Once you are admitted to the program, you will receive a welcome email and instructions on how to register for your classes.
For assistance, you can always reach out to our faculty contact or our Curriculum Specialist. Please see Contact above.
Thank you for your interest in Interior Design at Spokane Falls. We look forward to meeting you.
Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science–Transfer (AAS-T) in Interior Design have the following transfer opportunity:
Requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Please be sure to meet with your advisor to take courses that will apply to the general education program at Washington State University (UCORE).
Have a question? Let's hear it.
Guided Pathways Specialist
Building 15, Room 106