"What Can I Do With a Major in...Interior Design?"
Why Major in Interior Design?
The graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Produce innovative and skillful work in visual art and design that demonstrates critical and creative thinking in both product and process and exhibits a consideration of theories, practices and emerging trends in art and design.
- Communicate and support informed and artistically sensitive interpretations and evaluations about their own work as well as visual forms made by others by using perceptual, contextual, critical, and aesthetic concepts that underlie the disciplines of art and design.
- Identify, describe and explain global, contemporary and historical art/ design works and exhibit a consideration of their relationship to context and theory.
- Help facilitate a visually rich and culturally sensitive society by describing, explaining and applying the unique and important individual and collaborative artistic contributions made by women and men from diverse racial, geographical and cultural groups.
- Use technology as a resource in creative and critical processes to produce art, as well as to gather and share information about art and design history, aesthetics and art criticism.
- Exhibit evidence of an understanding of the professional practices and ethical standards for employment and long-term success in the graduate’s degree program career field.
- Demonstrate in their work an understanding of and a concern for safety, the principles of sustainability, and the environmental impact of the decisions they make as artists and/or designers.
- Employ knowledge of art theories, contexts, and art/design works to serve as precedents to inform the production of art and design.
Related Career Titles
|Antiques Dealer||Home Lighting Consultant|
|Architect Drafter||Human Resources Specialist|
|Architectural Detailer||Interior Decorator|
|Art Appraiser||Interior Designer|
|Art Director||Interior Space Coordinator|
|Civil Drafter||Manufacturer's Representative|
|Commercial/Industrial Designer||Market Researcher|
|Computer Software Engineer||Marketing Specialist|
|Computer-Aided Design Technician||Merchandise Displayer|
|Contract Designer||Museum Exhibit Designer|
|Contract Specialist/Administrator||Packaging Designer|
|Custom Designer||Public Relations Specialist|
|Design Assistant||Purchasing Agent|
|Design Consultant||Real Estate Broker|
|Design Contractor||Residential Consultant|
|Desktop Publisher||Residential Designer|
|Development Model Designer||Restaurant Manager|
|Drafter||Retail Store Manager|
|Drapery Maker||Sales Associate|
|Environment Planner||Sales Representative|
|Environmental Designer||Set Designer|
|Environmental Planner||Space Designer|
|Exhibit Designer||Space Planner|
|Facilities Manager||Store/Home Consultant|
|Facilities Planner||Teacher, Higher Education|
|Floral Designer||Teacher, Secondary|
|Furniture Designer||Teacher, Vocational|
|Graphic Designer||Textile Colorist|
|Historic Preservationist||Textile Designer|
|Home Furnishings Coordinator||Upholsterer|
|Home Furnishings Merchandiser||Visual Merchandiser|
|Home Furnishings/Products Manufacturer||Writer|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
American Society of Interior Designers (UCM)
American Society of Interior Designers
Council for Interior Design Accredidation
Environmental Design Research Association
Home Furnishings International Association
Interior Design Educators Council
Interior Design Society
International Association of Lighting Designers
International Facility Management Association
International Federation of Internior Architects/Designers
International Interior Design Association
Latin American Design Foundation
National Home Furnishings Association
The Business and Institutional Furnitire Manufacturer's Association
Four-Year Academic Plan
The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.
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