I’m in Europe and I barely know the schools here ^_^ But if someone knows about this school please share it with us or Carolyn in particular.
Tuition is crazy expensive in most interior design/art schools unfortunately and there are not enough scholarships:/ Try to find students from there and ask about their experience or even ask designers. From my experience I can tell that many interior designers are very approachable if you ask for advice (unless they are super famous probably ^_^). So try to see if there are interior designers who came from that school or try to find where designers you admire studied:)
I’m not the best person to tell how to get into the industry in detail because I haven’t reached that phase yet and each country has a different reality, but getting an intership seems to me like an essential step.
About your diploma I guess you could talk to students who already did it and ask if they felt the same? Or talk to a professor you trust about how you are feeling. Getting a 90% average seems good to me, maybe you are not feeling challenged? How long is the diploma? Two years? Do you have the time/money to enrol in some drawing classes or something creative so you’d have a place to let it go?
Send me an email and maybe we can discuss it more in detail:)*
Classes? Well, the reality of what is required depends a lot of the country you are going to work and its specific rules. There are 3/4 year degrees in interior design and sometimes 1 year courses more targeted for people who have previous education or experience on it. But the truth is that you’ll need proper education no matter where you’ll work (today is harder to get away with just “good eye”, some well known designers did it because they started a long time ago or they are not designers but decorators) and on top of that you may have to pass some exams made specifically to assess interior designers capability of working so clients have guarantees of quality.
It’s not rocket science but it’s demanding in terms of the scope of things you should learn. I tend to see an interior designer more like a project manager, because you won’t be able to implement your creative ideas unless you know how to organize and prioritize the whole process and project.
*I added this comment (thank you^_^) because it really focus on what I wrote above:
agreenseason said: It’s much easier to become a “stylist” or “decorator” without a degree if you just have the eye for that. As a commercial designer - which is what I do - you need a design degree, a few years of experience, and you NDICQ.
Thank you Julia:)*
Thank you Taylor!:D
People from Texas, this is for you!
Etsy is big and I’ve tried to look for quality items there too and it is a struggle. There’s a lot of bad stuff (at least that was my experience) in the middle of some interesting objects but it takes a lot of time to find good items. I can’t give you names or suggestions on Etsy or Texas but if someone has please feel free to share. Good luck!*
I got a few messages asking the same thing, so please check house to home (living etc mag publishes their images here now) for some bathroom inspiration. There’s more than 500 images there:)* And thank you;)