Question:

How can I choose a good school for interior design to go to?

3 August, 2021 Marquis Klemp 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: GARY WRONA
    5 August, 2021

    Well, I'm not sure if you have a specific degree or qualification in mind (or which is important to you), but there are some things that can help.

    First of all, make sure the school you want to go to is accredited. Some universities will not allow their students to take certain core classes unless they attend an accredited program— and in many cases it could be difficult or impossible for students who do graduate from an uncredited program then try to enroll at a university with credit transfer agreements (most schools don't have these). Visit this website for more information on accreditation.

    Secondly, make sure the school has friendly admissions counselors and doesn't pressure applicants into making haste decisions without considering where they're coming from.

  • AUTHOR: JACOB STOVAL
    5 August, 2021

    Make sure you choose a school that has an accreditation association for your discipline. A good one to use is ACID-accredited for interior design-related programs (http://www.ariid.org). In addition, visit the schools of interest to check out their portfolios and work, visit on a typical day or talk to students currently enrolled in the school. Just because it's near home does not mean it's right for you.
    Finally, make sure they are academically sound and have scholarship opportunities available, if needed! Good luck! The choice is yours where you will call your second home next year.

  • AUTHOR: RUBI LUPO
    5 August, 2021

    A good school for interior design should have a lot of studio time, with opportunities to work on different projects and styles. It's also important that the curriculum has real-world applications, with courses in marketing, business management, and entrepreneurship.

    Additionally, the best schools will offer both degree programs and certificate programs for students who want to learn more about specific aspects of this industry before they make a career decision. Like any other major or profession worth entering into in life though-- it takes hard work! Those individuals who are committed to excellence will find success at this field school no matter where they go.

  • AUTHOR: LLOYD MISCHKE
    5 August, 2021

    I'd recommend you enroll in the Schoenfeld School of Design to get a Master's degree in Interior Design starting this fall.

    The Schoenfeld School of Design offers two programs for you to choose from; one is a full-time, 3-year school-to-career program and the other is an accelerated (2 year) post baccalaureate certificate in Interiors that can be taken even if you're employed as a designer at this time.

  • AUTHOR: GAYLENE GEDDES
    5 August, 2021

    Great question!
    Generally, the better-known schools will be more expensive as they have the best faculty. Consider searching for smaller colleges and universities that have creative design programs. Another idea would be to search for online schools; if you're a hands-on learner, it's possible to complete an online program (If you don't want to go into debt with student loans).
    The other consideration is location - do you want to stay in your city? Or travel somewhere else? If staying in your city, what are some specialized vocational high schools?