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The Interior Design program prepares students for careers in interior design and space planning with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest industry software. The coursework for the interior design program includes solving interior design-related problems by developing free-hand and drafting skills, computers skills and oral presentation skills. Graduates will be familiar with local and national trade, professional and industry resources. Issues in sustainable design are also explored within the studio environment.
Interior designers are involved in planning the interior spaces of almost all buildings, including offices, airport terminals, theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and private residences. Designers’ jobs are important and essential to construction because they help increase productivity, attract clientele and increase the building’s market value.
Students also have the option of earning a Certificate of Proficiency in Kitchen and Bath Design.
About the Program
The Interior Design Program at St. Louis Community College-Meramec is a 66 credit hour program that prepares students for careers in Interior Design or transfer to a four-year institution. The curriculum emphasizes a strong foundation in visual art skills, architecture and space planning. Utilizing these foundations students develop creative projects using a systematic approach to the design processes.
Completion of the Interior Design Program requires two full academic years. Students can also enter the program as part-time students. Night time classes are offered.
The Critical Difference
State of the Art Facilities and Software Programs
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Google Sketchup
- Instructors who are also professionals in the field of Interior Design
- Accredited by NASAD-National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- Transfer agreements with Maryville University Interior's Design Program and the University of Missouri-Columbia's Architectural Studies with an emphasis in Interior Design program.
- Many highly successful graduates
- Student chapters that work closely with professional organizations
- ASID American Society of Interior Designers
- IIDA International Interior Design Association
- NKBA National Kitchen and Bath Association
- Students participate in community service projects that not only benefit the community but also give students real world experience in the field of Interior Design.
Opportunities in the field
Graduates of the Interior Design program are qualified for entry-level positions in residential and/or commercial interior design and related fields. Some of the careers in interior design include: residential design, commercial design, health care, hospitality, kitchen and bath, office design, architectural firms, retail stores, wholesale showrooms and lighting design. Graduates also may be employed as manufacturers’ product representatives, freelance designers or facilities planning assistants