Associate of Science in
Interior Design, A.S.
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, USA
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The Interior Design Program offers a comprehensive and professionally relevant curriculum. The program is Accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
The program provides students with technical knowledge and skills, creative problem solving, environmental applications, and business practices that will allow them to enter the profession of Interior Design. The program is designed for students wishing to complete an A.S. degree or Certificate of Achievement in Interior Design or for students planning on transferring to a university leading to a Bachelor's Degree. The A.S. degree is recommended for students planning to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam or the California Council of Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) IDEX exam.
The program offers a comprehensive and professionally relevant curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental relationship between interior design, architecture, and the visual and decorative arts. Students prepare drawings and documents to communicate design intent with other professionals in the field and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
The field of interior design encompasses many possible career choices for students. Students study residential and commercial design, lighting design, textiles, and computer-aided design. The program encourages students to explore and attend many professional organizations, such as ASID, IIDA, IFDA, and NKBA, which continuously exposes them to the many professional areas of design. The program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and many graduates enter the kitchen and bath industry.