Interior Design

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
  • Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Admission Cycle: Every semester (Strongly recommend Fall due to prerequisite)
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: Open

Career Description

The field of interior design provides a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and non-residential interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices, and aesthetic principles. Interior designers qualify for a variety of jobs including residential and commercial interior design, set design, showroom design, and sales positions for furniture, textiles and accessories, and all businesses dealing with interiors.

Careers Available

Facility manager, space planner, exhibit designer, stage design, show room designer, kitchen and bathroom designer, design coordinator, furniture manager, estate manager, interior landscaper, product representative, home stager, and expediter.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $30,000/yr. (based on skills, education and experience)

Course 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.

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.

Program Contact

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