Interior Decorating and Design

Become an interior designer for free this summer!

Made possible by a NYS grant


Interior designers work to create functional and cohesive environments. They use their unique touch to transform humdrum spaces into beautiful, practical settings for their clients.

This is an ideal career for the hardworking, savvy student with a flair for problem solving and spatial thinking, who will thrive in this often complex field with its technical and architectural aspects.


August 25

Register by:

October 8, 2024

Start date:

November 3, 2024

Course Length:

8 months

Interior Design is an exciting field, with multifaceted opportunities in both the business and private sectors serving clients who seek skilled help in making the best use of their space. You’ll work with contractors, architects, kitchen and bath designers, and home and business owners, whether as part of a team or freelancing on your own.

A well-rounded education involves an understanding of the many factors that come into play, such as architecture, plumbing, and lighting. With TTI Careers, students receive 240 hours of face-to-face instruction by licensed teachers.

You will learn about textiles and furniture, as well as computer design software, including AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro and Revit to learn the functional and aesthetic design requirements in space planning. The curriculum focuses on residential projects, and will cover the advanced drawing and drafting skills needed. You’ll also learn subjects like design theory, understanding building and construction materials, and business development.

At the end of this intensive course, you will develop your own professional portfolio to showcase your design and technical skills through assigned projects. You’ll also be trained to interact professionally with clients and employers. By the time you’re through, you’ll be able to enter the workforce with poise and confidence, ready to work your magic on interiors everywhere.

Classes Held Live Online

Attend classes conveniently from anywhere! The program is structured for live online learning, ensuring flexibility without compromising the quality of education. Recordings are available for review and instructors are available for questions outside of class time to ensure mastery of the material.

Weekly One-on-one With Instructors

Students will be able to meet privately with teachers on a weekly basis for review.

Use Towards a Degree!

With TTI Careers Interior Decorating and Design course, you have the option of earning up to 15 college credits towards a degree. A bachelor’s degree makes you a more appealing hire for prospective employers.

Built-in Flexibility for Yom Tov

Schedule designed around the Yomim Tovim and Jewish calendar.

Learn Career Development Skills

Project management, portfolio building, effective communication, advisement in building your career, and more.

For Women Only

Enjoy learning within a group of like-minded peers.

Weekly Schedule:

First Term
Sunday mornings 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday & Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Second Term
Sunday mornings 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Program Tuition:


Tuition is payable in two installments, due on the first day of each semester. Does not include laptop, software and course materials. $100 registration fee applies.

Prior Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED*
*If you don’t have a high school diploma, you may take an “Ability-to-Benefit” test. Please mention this to Admissions staff upon registration so that we may make arrangements for the test within the necessary time frame.

For Women

TTI Careers programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Students who take the Interior Decorating and Design course will have the opportunity to take College Level Exams through Coopersmith Career Consulting to earn college credits.

Interior designers work in a range of areas, including construction firms and design agencies as residential or commercial space planners, AutoCAD technicians, sales/showroom consultants or a kitchen and bath planners. They can begin working at an average starting salary of $25 per hour. Depending on the quality of their work and networking ability, a talented, motivated designer can earn over $100,000, especially when freelancing and opening her own business. Designers can find stable work within larger firms or as private residential planners.

Course Instructors

Zisi Naimark

Zisi Naimark holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York School of Interior Design. She spent close to a decade working for high-end interior design firms, including Fox Nahem Associates and Marcia Tucker Interiors. She has been teaching at TTI since 2017, works with private clients on interior design projects, and writes an interior design column for Binah Magazine.

Richard Abi Saab

Richard Abi Saab is an IIDA award-winning international designer with over 18 years of experience in high-end residential and hospitality designs. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design with honors from the New York School of Interior Design in 2011. Mr. Abi Saab is the Founder and Creative Lead of RASD, a New York based high-concept design studio for interior architecture, design and branding.

Anastasia Zheleznaya

Anastasia Zheleznaya, known as Mrs. Zhe to her students, has a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY, and founded AZR Design group. She has spent a number of years in a leading role on the team responsible for prestigious landmark restoration projects, including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Knickerbocker, the Viceroy, the Peninsula Hotel, and other celebrated spaces.

Course Trailer

Sounds intriguing? Check out this sneak peek of our program to learn more.

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Train in one of 3 popular fields over Summer 2024!

Certified live-online, made possible by an NYS grant.

Graphic and Digital Design
Interior Decorating and Design
Computer Programming

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