What You'll Study
Interior designers impact the lives of others by creating spaces in which people live, work, and play. The Interior Design program is designed to encourage creativity while offering students practical experience in space planning, color, lighting, furniture, and materials. Building on a foundation of drawing, drafting, color theory, and design, students continue on to courses in interior detailing, perspective, human factors and building codes, computer-aided design (CAD), and other skills. Students have the opportunity to develop thoughtful, substantive design solutions that reflect market reality. Coursework emphasizes current design practice, especially sustainable materials and environmental concerns, cultural diversity, the needs of various economic and age groups, and changing technology.
The Art Institute of Austin Interior Design program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the interior design profession, or an interior design-related field. Students employ the design process to solve environmental problems; to acquire cultural and artistic literacy; to apply specialized knowledge to meet program requirements; and to gain an understanding of environmental technology matters. Students are expected to design safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing interiors that facilitate and enhance human activity. The Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum is based on industry and professional standards, and serves as a platform supporting student development in a wide variety of professional and life settings.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed to prepare our graduates to seek entry-level positions with interior design firms or companies specializing in facilities or space planning.
With my new skills I can be:
? Commercial designer
? Space planner
? Interior designer