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Interior Design

Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Program Overview

In the Interior Design program, you'll study the design, safety, and usability issues of creating the spaces where we live, work, and play. Coursework focuses on space planning, traffic patterns, and the colors, surfaces and furnishings that make surroundings comfortable and livable. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as draftsperson, facilities planner, interior designer/decorator, or space planner.
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School Hosts First-Ever Atlanta Influencer Meetup School Hosts First-Ever Atlanta Influencer Meetup

The Art Institute of Atlanta held its first Atlanta Influencer Meetup on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Hosted by campus president Newton Myvett and the school’s Career Services department, the meetup brought together Atlanta industry professionals in the areas of film, fashion, culinary, and more. 

The event began with a networking reception in the Janet S. Day Gallery. Shortly after, President Myvett and the Career Services department led a tour throughout the campus. The event ended with a three-course lunch at Creations Restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta. The meal was prepared by students in the school’s culinary programs.

The Atlanta Influencer Meetup allowed industry professionals to talk with school leadership about future internships and job opportunities. 

Companies in attendance included: The City of Atlanta Office of Film and Entertainment, SESAC, Loews Atlanta Hotel, Grand Hyatt, City of Sandy Springs, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Dekalb Chamber of Commerce, Dekalb County Government, Congressional Liaison Ray Khalfani, Starwood Hotels of Atlanta, Radio One, and Georgia Restaurant Association.

To view images from this event, please visit this Facebook gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1697468297162237.1073741835.1604303893145345&type=3&sf21905063=1

The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328-1649. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta Forms Partnership with Georgia Track Club The Art Institute of Atlanta Forms Partnership with Georgia Track Club

(ATLANTA, GA January 2016) - When The Art Institute of Atlanta hosts the Georgia Track Club’s 2016 Rio Champions Reception on January 26, it will be just one aspect of a partnership forged by Graphic Design Chair Vickey Bolling.  The partnership started when Josh Glass, founder of Georgia Track Club (GTC), approached her about becoming a board member. She was honored and readily accepted. Bolling is deeply committed to doing community service work and logged in excess of 200 hours in 2015 for the Shepherd Center—assisting patients with brain and spinal injuries, the Atlanta Track Club as running coach for their training programs, and the Georgia Track Club as a board member and liaison between GTC and The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Bolling could easily see the opportunities that working with the Georgia Track Club would afford her students. They would work with elite athletes and Olympians on projects such as photo shoots, graphic design, audio and video production, web design, fashion, culinary and general education. She also saw this as a way for the campus to give back to the community.

One example of this collaboration is the Art Direction class, where students worked in teams to produce advertising, branding style guides, and other needed content for GTC.  The Art Institute of Atlanta provided the students with GTC’s design needs, along with all of the content necessary to produce professional quality work.  Several of the Olympians came into the class and spoke to the students at both midterm and final benchmarks. The students were extremely excited about the opportunity to work on a real world project and to be a part of community service that benefitted an organization about which they cared and with which they wanted to be associated.

The Art Direction class had three teams that each presented final design concepts to several GTC board members, Olympians and alumni, in June 2015.  These concepts consisted of the following; refined mission statement, logo improvement recommendations, branding strategies, a simplified style guide sheet, business card and stationery designs, and guerrilla advertising campaigns. It was a monumental body of work produced in 10 weeks.

GTC asked Jordan Rhodes, a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic & Web Design degree program, to intern with the organization. Jordan has produced the final style guide manual, print collateral, a multitude of presentation pitches, social media content and event posters.  Digital Photography students have also had the opportunity to photograph both Hazel Clark (3X Olympian, 2 Olympic trials champion, 7 time national champion middle-distance runner) and Maya Pressley (High Jumper Olympic Hopeful and USA team member) .

“Vickey Bolling’s unwavering commitment and contributions to the Georgia Track Club are immeasurable and undeniable. We could not exist without her help and the valuable work and resources The Art Institute of Atlanta has provided our nonprofit club and its athletes,” said Hazel Clark, Executive Director of Georgia Track Club. “Our Olympic athletes are extremely dedicated to being the best in the world, and we recognize that same level of dedication from The Art Institute of Atlanta students and the quality of work they have continually delivered to the GTC.”

Check out this video to learn more about Georgia Track Club: https://vimeo.com/146068412.

The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu. 

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta Interior Design Department Student Organization IIDA Award Winners The Art Institute of Atlanta Interior Design Department Student Organization IIDA Award Winners

(Atlanta, April 2015)   The Art Institute of Atlanta Interior Design Department Student Organization International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Campus Center was awarded three of the five designated categories by the International Interior Design Association.  The awarded categories included:  “2015 Chapter of the Year” award, "Excellence in Membership Marketing and Recruitment" award and "Most Valuable Volunteer (MVV)" (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design student Mashika Gallo) award. 

The Campus Center Awards recognize outstanding achievement to encourage IIDA Campus Centers to develop and maintain excellence in their work to enhance the Interior Design profession.  The student chapter will receive a cash award gift card for use for future campus center chapter events.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA30328-1649. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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Interior Design Students Create a Room for The Atlanta Symphonies Design Showcase Interior Design Students Create a Room for The Atlanta Symphonies Design Showcase

(Atlanta May 2015)  A team of 20 Interior Design students from The Art Institute of Atlanta designed the recreation room for the Atlanta Symphonies Design Showcase, their biggest fundraiser of the year.  The design will be displayed through May 10 at the 2015 Decorators’ show House & Gardens. The students designed the room and set up boards on Pinterest for comments.  

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote an article on the project and it can be viewed here:   http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/home/board-games-bold-artwork-in-show-house-recreation-/nkz67/.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA30328-1649. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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Program Description

Accredited by CIDA

The Interior Design programs at many of our schools are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This assures you that your education will not only serve you during your time in school, but prepare you for future professional growth. You can be confident that the Interior Design programs at The Art Institute of Atlanta meet the quality standards recognized by the profession.


Interior Design is both an art and a science. As the discipline that interfaces between architecture and the user, its purpose is to enhance the quality of life and facilitate human activity within the built environment. The Interior Design baccalaureate curriculum combines the critical thinking skills and broad, cultural knowledge inherent in the liberal arts with the creative, technical, and professional skills necessary for interior design practice. Coursework focuses on issues relevant to current design practice, including: environmental concerns, the use of sustainable materials for “green design,” the needs of special populations, and changing technology. Students in the Interior Design baccalaureate program begin with the foundations of interior design as well as traditional art in courses focused on drawing, color, and 2-D and 3-D design. Their study continues with the design process and how to apply the elements and principles of design to the development of interior space. As students expand their skills and have the opportunity to learn how interior design affects human behavior and the natural environment, they begin to see the impact interior designers have on the lives of others by creating spaces in which people live, work, and play. They have the opportunity to learn to develop and carry out a design concept from space planning to selection of materials, finishes, color, and furnishings. Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to explore methods of visual communication necessary to convey design ideas in manual and computer-aided drafting and rendering courses. These students have the opportunity to focus on the relationship of interior space to architecture in courses about interior detailing, building systems, lighting, and codes and regulations. Industry-experienced faculty guide students as they hone their skills to create a portfolio to show prospective employers and clients. Students have the opportunity to make valuable contacts with professionals in the field through professional organizations and internships. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level positions with interior design or architecture firms or companies specializing in facilities or space planning. After gaining additional on-the-job experience and passing the NCIDQ exam, graduates may become registered interior designers as independent consultants or open their own firms. Licensure, Credentialing and Other Student Outcomes CIDA The Art Institute of Atlanta collects and publishes important information regarding student achievement, including aggregate data addressing attrition and retention, graduation rates, job placement rates, and acceptance into graduate programs in order to meet Council for Interior Design (CIDA) program eligibility requirements. That information can be found here.
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