Question:

Is interior design a college major?

5 August, 2021 Michele Pekar 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: STEPHEN SCHEWE
    10 August, 2021

    I think a degree in architecture or interior design would be helpful for someone who is interested in pursuing a career as an interior designer because it's needed to work out the practical details of structural and aesthetic decisions. But it's not necessary for most people, considering that there are so many designers who don't have degrees that do great work and are still working successfully. I posted this article about Scott Belsky who didn't have an architecture degree but has made $30 million over his lifetime on furniture design alone, so don't let lack of experience stop you from going after what you want to do.

  • AUTHOR: KYLE NOREN
    10 August, 2021

    Decorating in a manner that matches interior design is an art form and can be done with or without the aid of a formal education in interior design. Any educated person may make small changes to their living space depending on, for example, passing trends or one’s own hobbies and interests. These kind of changes are not considered "interior decorating." An individual with previous study work experience in art helps to develop better eye-hand coordination skills required for furniture arrangement, installation of hanging lights and seasonal plants. They also get insight into how color schemes affect moods because they have used these schemes while designing for clients before.

  • AUTHOR: PETER NOREN
    10 August, 2021

    There are no colleges that offer a professional degree in interior design. Interior design is a multi-faceted job which includes abilities in decorating, architecture, merchandising and the ability to handle interpersonal relation issues. A Bachelor's Degree will train the student in these skills in order to become part of the profession.

  • AUTHOR: DONALD PEPPER
    10 August, 2021

    College degree programs in interior design are not available at most colleges and universities, but general courses in subjects such as architecture or art may provide some preparatory background. Generally, a bachelor's degree is needed to become an interior designer. Specific "interior design" curricula do not exist due to the specific needs of the profession. If you're considering pursuing this line of work, I suggest contacting one of our offices for additional information on what classes you should be taking if that's your goal.

  • AUTHOR: FRANK SCHROEDER
    10 August, 2021

    Yes, interior design is a college major and usually can be completed during four years. Students take classes in three-dimensional visualization, color theory and application, space planning principles, home furnishings concepts, architectural drawing and light design. If they to take courses in studio art or industrial arts for their electives they are able to cultivate their own personal design style.
    In order to graduate from most schools students have to complete 40 hours of relevant work experience through internships as well as go on a capstone trip. They typically spend 6 months going through these experiences before coming back for their 5th year of school for final exams and graduation. Upon completion of the degree each student has expertise in the psychological science of human behavior.

  • AUTHOR: REBECKA WIERS
    10 August, 2021

    The term "interior design" is not typically used to refer to an academic field of study. On the other hand, many universities have a "Department of Interior Design" or offer courses in interior design at design schools that are affiliated in some way with the university. The Interior Design program at Parsons graduate school offers three professional online master's degrees Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in psychology offered along with industry-standard instruction for hands-on students who seek high fashion careers.