What is Interior Design? (INTD)
The Interior Design program provides the student with aesthetic design knowledge and skills and a practical knowledge of retail and business procedures in the area of interior product retailing. Job opportunities include positions as interior design assistants and consultants and sales personnel for local interior product retailers.
Is it for you?
According to the American Society of Interior Designers, "Interior designers need to be creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized and skilled business people. Combining aesthetic vision with practical skills and knowledge, interior designers work with clients to develop design solutions that are aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and pragmatically satisfying."
CAREER PATHS AND SALARY EXPECTATIONS
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts employment of interior designers is projected to grow four percent from 2014-24. Median annual income for interior designers in May 2015 was $48,840 (depending upon geographical location). Interior designers provide design services by way of furniture and home-furnishing stores, building material and supplies dealers, textile outlet entities, architectural firms, as well as commercial and residential building construction companies.