Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how to plan, design, equip, and furnish residential and commercial interior spaces. You will study computer applications used in drafting and graphics design; interior lighting, acoustics, color coordination, and systems integration. You will also learn about furniture and furnishings, textiles and their finishing, the history of interior design and period styles, basic structural design, building codes and inspection regulations, and how all of these things apply to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.
- A certificate or associate degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions with interior design companies, design groups or studios, and publishers.
- A bachelor's degree provides a broad background in all aspects of interior design as well as experience with a variety of technologies.
- A graduate degree is usually required to teach in college or do research; graduates with a degree in interior design may find opportunities in areas such as architecture, product design, antiques, and Website design.