About This Degree
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This program allows students to begin study in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Interior Design. A study in INTERIOR DESIGN prepares an individual for positions in residential or commercial interior design, consulting, promotional work, and consumer education.
INTERIOR DESIGNERS make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful for almost every type of building: homes, offices, shopping malls, restaurants, and businesses. They select and specify colors, finishes, fabrics, furniture, flooring, wall coverings, lighting and other materials to create useful and stylish interiors for buildings. If you have creative talent and an eye for design, this may be the field for you!
SALARY & EARNING POTENTIAL
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay for interior designers in 2017 was $51,500.
THE VU ADVANTAGE
VU is Indiana’s First College and continues to be Indiana’s most affordable residential college. At Vincennes University you will have the advantage of small classes and labs, free tutoring and excellent course transferability. Vincennes University’s INTERIOR DESIGN program provides students with excellent training resulting in an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. Graduates are prepared to enter the design profession or to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies.
- Interior Design Studios & Architectural Firms
- Commercial or Residential Design
- Kitchen & Bath Design
- Furniture & Home Furnishing Retailers
- Home & Lighting Centers
- Universal & Sustainable Design
- Building Materials and Supplier Industries
- Your own Interior Design Business
WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES SAY?
Dani Hunckler Beamon, VU INTERIOR DESIGN graduate
"I graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in Interior Design and transferred to IUPUI to complete my Bachelor’s degree. I am currently working at Niehaus’ Inspire Design Center as a Kitchen and Bath Designer. What I liked most as a student at Vincennes University were my classes and program. I made lots of friends and the teachers were fantastic!" Dani Hunckler Beamon