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Interior Design

A world of opportunity
The Art Institutes can help you prepare for it.

Learning to create interior spaces that measure up.

This is where you’ll develop the sophisticated technical and creative skills you’ll need to design interior environments that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility and sustainability.

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What you can learn

The learning is hands-on, delivered by faculty who work in the industry. Using professional-grade technology, you’ll explore the process of adding life to workplaces and design living spaces that really work. Starting with fundamentals like drawing and perspective, you’ll progress through areas that can include:

  • Traditional and computerized design
  • Computer-aided drafting (CAD)
  • Space planning
  • Textiles
  • Lighting
  • Barrier-free designs
  • Interior architectural systems
  • Residential design
  • Commercial design
  • Institutional design
  • Office design
  • Materials and specifications
  • Building and safety codes
  • Sustainable building principles and practices
  • Environmental design
  • Human factors
Interior Design student working on computer

The next application deadline is

July 6, 2015

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Follow our alumni’s path to success.

Alumni success stories

Interior Design grads from The Art Institutes system of schools are exploring all the possibilities as they invent and reinvent spaces for us to live, work, and play. You’ll find them at companies like design studios and architectural firms, retailers, and specialty design manufacturers. With our education programs, you can join our nationwide community of alumni who are helping shape the future.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen

Interior Designer, Baskervill

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Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas

Interior Designer, Tony Thomas Designs

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Christine Rider

Christine Rider

Interior Designer and Project Manager, Healey Company, Inc.

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Nicole Rummel

Nicole Rummel

Project Development Specialist, WellSpan Health

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Reginald Dunlap

Reginald Dunlap

Owner and Principal Interior Designer, LUXE Design and Finishings

Read Reginald's story

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