| Architecture and Industrial Design
|| Arts and Design
|| Digital Filmmaking and Multimedia
| Fashion Design and Merchandising
|| Film and Video
|| Game Design
| Graphic Design
|| Interior Design
|| Web Design
If you communicate well with others, can work on a deadline and within a budget, you already possess some of the qualifications for a career in interior design. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of interior designers is expected to increase by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020.
In most states, interior designers must hold a bachelor's degree in order to obtain licensure. If you aren't seeking licensure immediately, many colleges and universities with interior design programs offer certificates as well as associate's and bachelor's degrees. Common courses include computer aided design (CAD) programs, perspective and spatial planning, and furniture design. If you need the flexibility to study from home, some online colleges offer interior design programs for your convenience.
Depending on which degree program you choose, it should take two to four years to earn your interior design degree. Many interior design students seek internships and apprenticeships to better their odds in the competitive interior design job market. Large, specialized design firms tend to pay higher salaries and are great places to start your career as an interior designer.
Your creativity is a big part of who you are and where you’re going. To take it, and your future, as far as you want, you need an education that’s focused on developing your talents and putting you on the path toward the creative career that stirs your imagination. A collaborative education at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is all about the work, the students who create it, and the instructors who guide them.
The first step is to explore these areas of study, and think about where you fit in an industry that runs on ideas.
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students.
Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.