Program of Study

Curriculum content includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, sustainable design principles/practices, and universal design. Also included are basic design, history of interiors and furnishings, products, business practices, graphic presentations, general education courses as well as cooperative education.


Careers Available

An Interior Design degree can start you on a variety of career paths, listed below is a sampling of industries that employ interior designers. These careers can be in-house or contract basis / self-employed.

Field Career Paths
Facilities / Space Management:
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Museums / Parks
  • Public Buildings / Institutions
  • Real Estate / Developers
 Residential Design / Residences:
  • Children’s Spaces
  • Custom Furniture Design
  • Aging-in-Place Design
  • Barrier-free Design
  • Staging / Organizing
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Window Treatment Specialist
 Government / Institutions:
  • Colleges, Universities, and Schools
  • Federal / State / Local Institutions
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Medical Supply / Furniture Companies
  • Museum Design / Display
  • Hospitality (Hotels, Restaurants, Conference)
  • Senior Living
  • Special Needs
 Manufacturers:
  • Carpet and Flooring
  • Fabric / Textile
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Wallcovering
  • Marketing
  • Product Design
  • Sales Representative
  • Trade show / Exhibit Design
 Retail:
  • Colorist
  • Exhibit / Display Design
  • Home Fashion Coordinator
  • Lighting Design
  • Retail Store Designer / Space Planner
  • Retail Visual Merchandising
  • Sales Manger
  • Wholesale Showroom Design
 Entertainment Industries:
  • Amusement Parks
  • Casinos
  • Movies
  • TV Theaters / Auditoriums
 Other Specialities:
  • Project Management
  • CAD Specialist
  • Renderer
  • Product Designer
  • Model Builder
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Sale Representative

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong art background, drawing and computer drafting skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

An interest in design, good decision-making skills, good oral and written communication skills, and computer skills. The willingness to adapt to changing technology, the ability to manage detailed projects and the ability to work in a team environment.

Student Work Examples

Helpful Links

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Interior Design Associate in Applied Science Day A30220
Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath Diploma Evening D30220KB

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Interior Design Program, contact Gisele Taylor-Wells, Program Coordinator at 336.757.3200 or gtaylorwells@forsythtech.edu.

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