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Interior Design

A world of opportunity
The Art Institutes can help you prepare for it.

Learning to create interior spaces that measure up.

This is where you’ll develop the sophisticated technical and creative skills you’ll need to design interior environments that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility and sustainability.

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What you can learn

The learning is hands-on, delivered by faculty who work in the industry. Using professional-grade technology, you’ll explore the process of adding life to workplaces and design living spaces that really work. Starting with fundamentals like drawing and perspective, you’ll progress through areas that can include:

  • Traditional and computerized design
  • Computer-aided drafting (CAD)
  • Space planning
  • Textiles
  • Lighting
  • Barrier-free designs
  • Interior architectural systems
  • Residential design
  • Commercial design
  • Institutional design
  • Office design
  • Materials and specifications
  • Building and safety codes
  • Sustainable building principles and practices
  • Environmental design
  • Human factors
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See the work of our interior design students.

Interior Designs by Riley Dean

Interior Design student Riley Dean’s youth hostel design won a national student competition. See what he and his instructor have to say about the work.

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Interior Design by Cheryl Yul

And make sure you check out Cheryl Yul’s customer-friendly design concept for a national bookseller’s retail stores.

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Follow our alumni’s path to success.

Alumni success stories

Interior Design grads from The Art Institutes system of schools are exploring all the possibilities as they invent and reinvent spaces for us to live, work, and play. You’ll find them at companies like design studios and architectural firms, retailers, and specialty design manufacturers. With our education programs, you can join our nationwide community of alumni who are helping shape the future.

Explore our alumni from all programs

Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Create Tomorrow means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

Calvin Tran

Calvin Tran

Fashion Designer

Hear Calvin's story

Karey Uhler

Karey Uhler

Graphic Designer

Hear Karey's story

Stig Asmussen

Stig Asmussen

Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment

Hear Stig's story

Tiffany Derry

Tiffany Derry

Executive Chef and Owner, Private Social

Hear Tiffany's story

Nathan Shriver

Nathan Shriver

Creative Director, Under Armour, Inc.

Hear Nathan's story

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