Associate of Fine Arts in Design

What You Will Learn

The Interior Design track offers a diverse and interdisciplinary studio environment where students experience multiple areas of design and their influences within industry, society and profession. Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, and Fashion Merchandising are areas that make up the studio culture in the Design Program at CCM.

The Interior Design track provides a comprehensive foundation for students transferring to four-year colleges and universities to continue their studies and pursue a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Contemporary and traditional skillsets acquired at CCM will provide the student with immediate opportunities in industry as CAD designers, Interior Design Assistants, Color and Materials Designers, Model Home Merchandisers, Design Sales people, and Revit modelers.

Why Study Interior Design at CCM?

County College of Morris has designated studio classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment and software available to all design students during their academic studies at CCM. The class size average is 13:1 which fosters a mentoring relationship between the student and professor. Studios are stocked with materials and resources which allows extensive opportunities for creative exploration in research and process.

Faculty are dedicated and highly accomplished. Many maintain professional practice and bring real world problems to the design curriculum and classroom.

The program is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Career Opportunities

Associates Degree:

  • Revit Drafter/ Modeler
  • CAD Modeler/Designer/Drafter
  • Interior Design Assistant
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Model Home Merchandiser
  • Color and Material Designer
  • Interior Decorator


Bachelors Degree:

  • Interior Designer
  • Certified kitchen designers
  • Corporate designers
  • Furniture arrangers
  • Healthcare designers
  • Home lighting advisers
  • Kitchen and bath designers
  • Kitchen designers
  • Sustainable designers
  • Universal designers

Where You Can Go

Upon completion of the Associate in Fine Arts degree (AFA), the majority of Interior Design track students transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Students have transferred to the following institutions:

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Kean University
  • Marywood University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Pratt Institute
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
  • New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)
  • Ringling College of Art and Design


Students uncertain about their career goals or preference of design discipline are offered opportunity for exploration within this program

Contact Info

Art and Design Department
Emeriti Hall, Room 102

Professor Kelly Whalen
EH 101