Over the years, the design of building interiors has evolved from the decoration of surfaces and the selection of furniture to a multi-faceted profession dealing with the design of complete environments which satisfy client needs, understand building technology, and ensure user safety.
The Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design degree program offers a well-rounded foundation that nurtures the technical, creative and human factor aspects of interior design necessary to enter the field. Beginning with a strong foundation in the manual arts of drafting and drawing, the student has the opportunity to study the basic design principles. Students can obtain first-hand design exposure and interact with designers and firms, and view installations, significant buildings, and exhibitions in New York City. This juxtaposition enables students to develop their competencies in formulating, proposing, and executing creative design solutions which meet the needs of their clients.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the industry, such as junior architectural drafter, designer, or planner.
Program Objectives include:
? Identify and solve interior design problems and create solutions that are functional, aesthetic, and within industry codes
? Develop technical proficiency in space planning, rendering, drafting, and computer-aided design
? Design individually and collaboratively within the context of buildings systems using appropriate materials and products
? Understand how buildings and interior systems, structural conditions, materials, interior detailing, and environmental factors interact
? Create a professional portfolio of work in which students reveal their acquired knowledge and skills
? Prepare students for a lifetime of continuous learning by giving them the skills and tools of inquiry, research, analysis and communications while learning to place individual subjects into larger contexts