Question:

Besides academic courses, what other preparation is needed to become an interior designer?

3 August, 2021 Maribel Pekar 3

Answers (3):

  • AUTHOR: GARY GRISBY
    5 August, 2021

    The interior designer is the catalyst for the design team and is apt in any number of skill sets. To be successful, they must know the business side of their trade as well as be knowledgeable about individual trades such as architecture, landscape design/construction, material science, plumbing and electrical engineering, construction process management, structural engineering and concrete/steel frame erection.

    In addition to the aforementioned skillsets that a competent interior designer should possess there are a few more emerging trends in which designers need knowledge including green building practices (or sustainable building), high-level technical drawing skills to produce simplified architectural drawings that are document ready for approval by code officials- engineers, etc.

  • AUTHOR: RUBI COBY
    5 August, 2021

    You should, of course, take as many psychology classes as possible. You can't really be an interior decorator without understanding the human psyche enough to assess what people will respond to best. Sociology and anthropology classes are also a must for looking at both society and culture in order to make allowances for differences between cultures when designing spaces for different individuals or groups. With these three necessary courses completed you'll still need some basic math courses to help figure dimensions of rooms and furniture placement within them; additionally painting courses might be beneficial since they teach color analysis.

  • AUTHOR: WALTER STOVAL
    5 August, 2021

    Interior design school includes a blend of art, architecture, and fashion. Students are required to take courses in art history, graphic design, interior design drawing and rendering, computer aided drafting with AutoCAD or InDesign.

    A bachelor's degree in interior design is the minimum requirement for this profession. Fields such as Graphic Design or Architecture are excellent preparatory fields as students need strong understanding of these disciplines in order to be most effective. It is also strongly recommended that students learn CAD (Computer-Aided Drawing) or even programming languages so that programs can be used for 3D renderings instead of hand drawings which can become time consuming without being very precise for detailed work at times.