Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Interior Design Association (IIDA)
for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER)
Design Educators Council (IDEC)
is beneficial for entry-level interior design students to have a college preparatory
high school background. While some practice in freehand drawing and mechanical
drafting is helpful, most students enter interior design without special preparation,
but course work in computer applications, communications, design and art usually
will enhance a students educational experience.
can aquire practical experience when available through enrollment in Internship
in Professional Practices. Such internships are usually taken in the summers following
the sophomore and junior years. Interior Design students should take any available
opportunity to interact with the American Society of interior Designers - (ASID)
- International Interior Design Association - (IIDA) - or the Illumination Engineering
Society (IES). The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design - (AMID)
- offers a number of scholarships and awards annually, which are specifically
for interior design majors.
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