Certified Residential Interior Designer (R.I.D.E.)

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Learn the fundamentals of residential interior design and build your portfolio while preparing to take RIDE exam. Start today!

120 hours/6 months

Laptop Now Included for all Students with any Meditec Program.

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Program Overview

Do you love coming up with creative designs that turn a house into a home or adding a unique interior decorating touch to any space?

This course can make your dreams a reality, whether you're an aspiring residential interior designer or a current designer who wants to boost your education, career opportunities, and professional status.

The Residential Interior Designer Exam (RIDE) will be your final exam, included in the cost of enrollment. You'll also develop a portfolio during the course that you can use when applying for jobs.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

With this self-paced online course, you'll learn what a residential interior designer does and prepare to take the RIDE exam, included as your final exam.

We'll discuss the major interior design styles and movements throughout history. You'll learn how to manipulate the basic elements involved in residential interior design projects and how to create a design concept and floor plan.

Your coursework will also provide you with invaluable insights on running your own design business and building your client base. We'll walk you through the steps required to work as a residential interior designer and start your own design business.

We'll include useful documents and exercises to help you practice and develop your skills. You'll create a portfolio throughout the course that you can present to potential clients and use to gain employment. Additionally, you may be able to participate in an optional 40-hour internship if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

Once you achieve certification by passing the RIDE exam, you'll qualify for a free one-year Designer Society of America (DSA) membership. The DSA RIDE credential will make you a stronger candidate in the industry.

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