Art, Design & Architecture - Interior Design
If you're inspired by empty space and its infinite possibilities, enjoy creative art and design work, and possess a mix of creative, spatial, technical, analytical, and interpersonal communicative skills, a degree in Interior Design may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Interior Design students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). In this industry, licensure is also something to consider, as many states require interior designers to obtain licensure post-grad before they can work professionally.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in art and design coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Interior Design Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Interior Design include:
- Interior Designer
- Art Director
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Interior Designer was $56,040 in 2019 (1) while Art Directors earned a median salary of $94,220 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.