Interior designers often change the world around them by creating well-designed environments that affect where we live, work and play. Depending upon the degree program, interior design students will study various aspects of architecture, furnishings, textiles, and areas of specialty in both residential and commercial interior spaces. They blend artistic and technical skills in the process of creating pleasant spaces that contribute to the overall well-being of individuals. Interior design students need to have great attention to detail, an ability to work in teams, enjoy business and project management, and be enthusiastic. Being open-minded and ready to explore many possibilities with regard to an environment are also qualities of the successful interior designer.
The Bachelor of Arts degree program then combines art and design, science, technology, regulatory issues, ethics, historical references, psychology and sociology. These disciplines can help students create interior spaces that enhance life, facilitate functional activity and support client objectives while performing the health, safety and welfare of the public. The student can also share further development of the designer?s responsibility to advance the practice of ?green design? and advocate the socially responsible design and involvement. A student will also share in studying two quarters of Hospitality courses, additional 3 D Modeling and Rendering and a two quarter graduate project. The Bachelor of Arts degree program is the first step in becoming an NCIDQ certified interior designer.* The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) is the nationally recognized examination for interior designers.
? Apply the basic principles of design to Interior Design
? Analyze a client profile and program requirements
? Develop design solutions from concept through final presentation
? Select appropriate materials, furnishings, and color palettes for each specific design problem
? Understand the codes, systems, and methods of building technology and construction
? Generate hand and computer graphics that appropriately illustrate a design in 2 and 3-dimensions
? Convey design concepts in a verbal presentation
? Administer ethical and professional business practices
? Adapt to a changing profession in response to global issues and technological innovations
? Research and develop a client profile and program solution for a specific design problem
? Demonstrate an awareness of building codes and regulations that govern Interior Design
Entry-Level Career Opportunities
The Bachelor of Arts degree program is designed to prepare students to seek entry-level positions as assistant designer, facility and space planner, junior designer, showroom representative, CAD technician, facility and space planner, interior designer, junior designer, kitchen and bath designer, project designer, or showroom manager.
* The Art Institute of Las Vegas does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/ licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to The Art Institute of Las Vegas.