Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Interior Design
Paier College of Art
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The Interior Design curriculum at Paier College of Art is designed to prepare students for this professional life, and to provide the necessary training through a combination of education and employment opportunities. Our courses are not only practical, but also help students prepare for the professional licensing exams.
The relationship between interior design and architecture is strongly emphasized. Basic structural principles & construction methods are introduced. Studio courses incorporate programming, conceptual design & development, and presentation skills. Guest juries of architects & design professionals regularly critique student presentations. Courses such as ID Business, Materials, Kitchen & Bath, and History of Interiors provide students with the tools and critical thinking needed to succeed. Special consideration is given to new “green" and “sustainable" codes & regulations.
Instructors include licensed architects, interior designers and specialists in relevant fields. Our program prepares students for employment in residential, hospitality, contract & commercial, transportation, and retail & health care, where job opportunities are numerous. Graduates include practicing interior designers & architects, interior decorators, kitchen designers, sales representatives, and retail business owners & employees.
Paier College of Art is recognized as a leader in interior design education in Connecticut by national businesses in the ID community (i.e., Kimball Office Furniture, Corporate Express, CTKBA), which sponsor juried competitions where students can form long-lasting professional relationships. Paier students also have the opportunity to join campus chapters of NKBA, ASID and IIDA. Positions vary from entry to intermediate level and self-employment.