Interior Design Major

Interior Design major is a program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces.

Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Interior Design Major (use the College Search feature and enter "interior design” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Interior Design Major?

Many interior design majors wind up working for themselves as a consultant or freelancer. Likely employers include architecture firms, interior decorating stores, hotels, restaurants, furniture stores, interior design companies, and resorts.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Interior Design Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

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