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Interior Design Education

January 14, 2015

Have you ever looked at a room and really wanted to make it much
more appealing or beautiful. Do you come up with creative ideas of your
own that people really like? Then perhaps interior design education is
likely for you. Interior design programs will help develop your style
and creativity. You will learn how to use texture, fabric, colour,
accessories, style, furnishings, paint and lighting that mirrors your
tastes and your client’s tastes.

Interior design education is
learned through distance education or online education and attending
school in person. Once you have completed your education you will be
able to pursue an exciting and lucrative career in interior design.
Options include taking an internship at an Interior Design firm or even
starting your own designing business.

In the US, many colleges and
universities offer four-year degree programs in interior design
education. Traditional classroom and studio based training is available
at these colleges and universities. Before enrolling in an interior
design education program you must ensure that, the Council for Interior
Design Accreditation accredits the school. This agency is the primary
accreditation agency for interior design education in the US.

Interior
design careers first came into being in the late 19th century in the
US. Interior design careers were first introduced by Candace Wheeler,
who published an article in 1890 titled “Interior Decoration as a
Profession for Women. Until the 1950,’s most interior design work was
for the wealthy and largely done by women. However, men are quite
prevalent in the interior design profession now. Interior design
education provides both men and women with an opportunity to display
their creativity and design flair.

Interior design education allows the student to learn
to be competent in design theory and aesthetics, history, analysis,
space planning and programming, specifications and inspections. The
student must also become proficient in aspects of environmental design.
Students also learn technical knowledge that should include interior
construction; building systems and codes; equipment and business
practices. Oral and written communication skills are also necessary for
the student.

Interior design education started to take off after
WWII with the quick expansion of industry and the increasing development
in commercial and domestic building. In addition, once industry
started booming there was the increased desire for better living and
working conditions, which greatly increased the demand for qualified
interior designers.