Interior Design (Professional Associate's Degree)The New School
Interior Design (Professional Associate's Degree)
In 1906, Frank Alvah Parsons established the first academic interior design program in the United States. Parsons continues to lead this evolving field with programs including AAS Interior Design. Begin your interior design career with accomplished "New York" in New York City professionals who guide you in exploring design’s potential to improve lives at every scale.
You develop an awareness of the social, environmental, and cultural dimensions of interiors through curricula and projects that investigate global concerns such as sustainability and economic inequality. In the process, you become a designer equipped with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to succeed in a growing field. In the program, you take three design studios focusing on residential, retail, workplace, and hospitality interiors.
You learn the theory and practice of interior design through conceptual investigations of space, research on sustainability and materials, and training in computer rendering. In the studios, you explore the relationship between interior architecture and decorative arts.
The AAS professional program allows you to take electives offered throughout Parsons to develop the range of skills required in the future workplace. Internships at prominent design firms like Victoria Hagan Interiors, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, AvroKO, Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design, and Yabu Pushelberg offer opportunities to apply your learning to real-world interiors.
For admission requirements and application guidelines please request information or visit The New School's website.
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Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Professional Associate's Degree in Interior Design.
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Study in one of the greatest cities in the world, NYC
Founded in 1919 and located in Greenwich Village, The New School is a comprehensive university in New York City. The university is a place for creative scholars, artists, and designers to interact with a massively diverse community, discuss ideas, and...
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