Some people may have the misconception that interior design is just a matter of matching colors and picking out nice furniture. However, interior designers have a much more complex and important role than just making spaces look nice. In addition to cultivating the aesthetic of indoor spaces, interior designers are also responsible for ensuring functionality and efficiency in these spaces for an improved living experience.
Interior designers also typically need some form of design education to enhance their understanding of design principles and hone their skills. If you’re considering studying interior design, there are several things you should know to have a better idea of what to expect. This guide outlines some of these factors to get you started.
Broad Educational Opportunities
If you have decided that you want to pursue an interior design degree but you’re unsure where you want to study, there’s no need to worry. Several renowned institutions offer excellent interior design programs that teach you the ins and outs of the industry, from artistic conceptualization to making the most of compact spaces. For example, the American International University (aiu.edu.kw) offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design that teaches you all about historical and contemporary design practices, conceptual approaches, and research methods used to respond to complex situations.
Interior Design Will Become Increasingly Digital
According to Architectural Digest, the interior design industry is moving further into the digital space. Thanks to online design platforms such as Homepolish, Modsy, and Havenly, interior design services are now widely available online. This is a trend that is expected to continue. As a result, it’s likely that your degree’s coursework will largely focus on the use of online platforms for interior design purposes. Since you’ll likely be using numerous digital tools throughout your studies, it’s probably wise to hone your technical skills to facilitate the learning process.
Physical Distancing Measures
In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, nearly every industry has had to adapt and adjust certain practices to abide by social distancing regulations. For instance, pharmacies installed plexiglass barriers while supermarkets added stickers on the ground to act as guidelines for social distancing measures in cashier lines. Evidently, such requirements have also spilled over into the interior design industry, and these considerations are here to stay.
Interior designers will need to design spaces in a way that allows groups to separate from each other at a sufficient distance. As a result, there will be a noticeable visual shift in how the world’s interior spaces look and function. Interior design students will inevitably learn about these considerations in their studies and be required to abide by these regulations in their careers in the case of another health crisis.
Clearly, the budding interior design industry is ever-changing. Consequently, interior design degree programs are regularly updating as well to ensure that emerging designers are receiving the most up-to-date information. While you can never fully know what the future holds, arming yourself with industry knowledge will help you gain a better idea of what to expect from your degree.
American International University
Saad Al Abdullah – East of Naseem
American International University provides the people of Kuwait with a high-quality, internationally-proven American education.
This release was published on openPR.