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Interior Design

Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Institute of Dallas, 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.
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News and events

The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan 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 Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

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The Art Institute of Dallas Culinary Former Instructor in Dallas Observer The Art Institute of Dallas Culinary Former Instructor in Dallas Observer

(Dallas, October 2015) Andrew Savoie, a former culinary instructor at The Art Institute of Dallas, was recently featured in the Dallas Observer. His restaurant, Resident Taqueria, is “full of Savoie's former students” in the kitchen and is known for its tacos and beef short ribs, which come atop oven-roasted tomatoes, onion and chipotle crema.

Here is a link to the article online: http://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/resident-taqueria-is-open-in-lake-highlands-photos-7669019


The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 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 Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX  75231-5993  © 2015 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 Dallas Instructor Participates in Annual Art Competition The Art Institute of Dallas Instructor Participates in Annual Art Competition

(Dallas, October 2015) The Business Council for the Arts in Dallas hosted On My Own Time (OMOT), an annual art competition which features artistic talents of business professionals throughout the region. OMOT celebrates the art that people in the Dallas business community create outside of working hours.  The event was held at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 2.

Anne Perry, instructor at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, presented several works of art to the audience at the event.  She has published various works, from poetry to fiction, creative non-fiction and biography, and has taught Creative Writing at The Art Institute of Dallas. She was selected to read three different non-fiction works to a live audience at the AT&T performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.

Last year, Anne won awards in four categories of the On My Own Time competition and read the works at the Winspear Opera House. This year she was awarded in three categories and read “Queen of an Island: Ruby Collier Thomas” – 2nd Place in Creative Non-Fiction, a piece about her maternal grandmother, an extraordinary woman who founded "Eden Isle" with her grandfather in Arkansas; "Morilla and the Music Makers” – 2nd Place in Fictional Short Story, a chapter from her book for young readers about a family of moles. Anne sang a song during the reading and read a poem, “Amnesia for Your Longing,” which won 1st Place in Open Verse Poetry. 

Anne also had several pieces in the visual art OMOT competition, one of which won first prize and went to NorthPark Mall. This was a fused glass piece called "If Only Art Were Everywhere."

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 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 Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX  75231-5993  © 2015 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 Dallas Takes Over the Catwalk for Student Fashion Show The Art Institute of Dallas Takes Over the Catwalk for Student Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT: 

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is poised to take over the catwalk for its student fashion show,  Inspire, Vol. 19. The runway show will feature more than 50 looks, ranging from casual daywear to bridal and couture. Graduate portfolios will also be exhibited, showcasing the work of students in the Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing areas of study.

WHERE: 

Richardson Civic Center

411 W. Arapaho Road

Richardson, TX 

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5-7 pm: Portfolio Showcase

7 pm: Fashion Show

TICKETS:

$10: Cash at the door only

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at (214) 692-8080. 

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane #100, Dallas, TX 75231.  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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Program Description

Accredited by CIDA


The Interior Design Bachelor’s Program is rich in theory and practice. The focus on theory at the beginning of the program articulates the guiding principles which provide the foundation for the hands-on application of design concepts. Students develop abilities in all aspects of the design of three-dimensional space, residential and commercial, rooted in historical and cultural context. They learn to communicate design solutions through a variety of visual media, interface with professionals and manage the business of their profession. Students will develop aesthetic and ethical sensitivities over the course of the program, prepared to seek entry into the fields of commercial and/or residential interior design.

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should be able to:
• Problem Solving - Graduates will solve complex interior design problems using the design process and their knowledge of interior design principles, theories and applications to analyze the client profile and project program, both individually and collaboratively
• Communication - Graduates will provide interior design services using effective oral, written, and visual communication employing a variety of means, methods and technologies, in both two- and three-dimensions
• Building Systems - Graduates will produce interior design solutions that constructively integrate with available building, environmental, and property management systems, as well as prevailing standards of use, maintenance and sustainability
• Interior F inish Materials - Graduates will specify and apply to their interior design solutions finish materials that meet prevailing standards of use, maintenance, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and aesthetics
• Professionalism - Graduates will provide professional services based on the interior design body of knowledge with a standard of care that both meets client needs and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public in an ethical and legal manner resulting from exposure to academic and real-world experiences

Licensure, Credentialing and Other Student Outcomes
CIDA
The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University 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 Accreditation (CIDA) program eligibility requirements. That information can be found here.

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