In order to design spaces successfully, interior designers must be knowledgeable in the areas of building construction, building materials, specification writing, codes, technical drawing, and business practices. Interior designers analyze problem areas, develop planning and detailed design solutions, and organize and supervise projects to full completion while maintaining attention to client needs and resources. Interior designers also work hand in hand with other building specialists. Excelling at interior design requires energy, technical proficiency, vision, and dedication. All of the hard work, however, will result in a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Interior designers are creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized, and skilled business people. Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, interior designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, and attractive and that meet the needs of the people using the space. As members of a service profession, interior designers’ success depends on their ability to satisfy clients. Thus, they must understand artistic and technical requirements of a project, interpersonal communication, and management strategies. Students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science degree will complete an internship towards the end of their time in the program. This real world experience will connect what students are learning in their coursework to what occurs in the field. The program also features interaction with practicing professionals through guest lectures, interviews, firm tours, showroom tours, and field trips to manufacturers.
Specific Facility, Tools Or Educational Tools Available
The interior design program’s facilities mirrors what you would find in an interior design / architectural firm. An extensive resource library of samples that students employ in project development, state of the art iMac computer lab loaded with industry software, large format plotter / printer, large format scanner, 3D printer, laser cutter, and drafting tables.
Formal Articulation Agreements
Brenau University – https://www.brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/interiordesign/