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Interior Design

Interior Design Associate of Applied Science

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University can help you prepare for it.

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.
Interior Design

Program Description

You get that irresistible urge to rearrange furniture, repaint your kitchen or change the “feel” of your office. Your friends marvel at your ability to change a room from impersonal to inviting. Your living space isn't just a place to hang out; it's a creative statement of who you are and what you love to do - interior design.

This is an arena where color, texture, fabric, and light paint an inviting environment. Interior designers must have a thorough understanding of efficient space planning, color, pattern, lighting, furniture, and materials. In early courses, you’ll learn the basics of drawing, drafting, color and design, along with the fundamentals you'll learn the basics of drawing, drafting, color, design, and the fundamentals of space planning and perspective. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level interior design jobs.

A Sample of Subjects You'll Study:

• Drafting 

• Perspective for Interior Design 

• Color Theory 

• Rendering 

• Space Planning 

• Architectural Detailing

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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

Next steps

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There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.


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We realize you have questions (that’s good) because your education is a major investment. We’ll talk about your interests, and what program is a good fit for you. And our Financial Aid staff can help you review your options, including merit- and need-based scholarships, and will help you navigate the process. Contact us to get moving on your tomorrow.

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