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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 68 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
As an interior designer with a specialization in commercial design, you plan the arrangement of commercial spaces such as offices, hospitals and other interior spaces utilized by the public. You will plan spaces, specify furnishings, office work stations, materials, lighting and mechanicals using both hand drawing and computer design software. You are also responsible for calculations of materials, price quotes and sales.
Being mindful of green practices and products and universal design are essential in commercial design. Jobs include designers for commercial design retailers, architectural firms, sales representatives for office, hospitality, medical and facilities products and corporations as in-house designers.
The Interior Design-Commercial Design program prepares students for a career in commercial design industry. This career deals with the specification and design of commercial spaces, those for the public. Courses include hands on projects for the preparation of construction documents such as developing a plan, creating working drawings, selection of conventional furniture or open office systems finishes and equipment. Project management of the commercial project is also studied.
Students apply their knowledge of materials, finishes, furniture, lighting and building construction through all phases of the design process. In addition, students further develop CAD skills necessary to produce project documentation and presentations for a comprehensive commercial design problem.
Program/Plan Admission Requirements
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
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- Integrate the codes and standards that impact the interior environment.
- Model professional practices of the Interior Design Industry.
- Validate the design process.
- Evaluate design decisions within the parameters of the built environment.
Helpful High School Courses
- Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Classes in business, mathematics, psychology, English, art, architectural drawing, computer aided design, and housing and interior design will help you to enter this program.
For additional information, visit our department website at www.fvtc.edu/interiordesign.
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