WHAT IS HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN?

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HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN


WHAT IS HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN?

Students who focus on housing and interior design gain an understanding of structures used for shelter and their impact on family and community functioning. They may address mortgages, technology, training, products, services, accessibility, financial issues, governmental policies, and social issues related to the field. Housing and or interior design students may focus on issues, including:
Homelessness
Student housing issues
Independent living for seniors
Appliance trends
Design for family functioning
Business planning
Design with technology
Facility placement and planning
Fair housing/equal opportunity
Managing clients’ expectations
Finding new clients
Color and materials
Environmentally-friendly materials
Economic impact on interior design

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN DEGREE?
Jobs that one can get with a degree in hospitality include, but are not limited to:
Realtor
Property manager
Housing administrator
Community development administrator
Leasing consultant
Housing counselor
Bath/Kitchen Designer
Manager
Design researcher

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS FOR HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN MAJORS:
Professional associations for housing or interior design include, but are not limited to:
National Council for Interior Design
Housing and Education Research Association
American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association
Interior Design Educators Council
American Institute of Graphic ArtsThere are many more professional associations that one can get involved in as a housing or interior design major. Talk to your advisors and mentors about professional associations you can get involved with that match your career interests.


CAREER SKILLET ARTICLES FOR HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN:
Stay tuned…more information to come.

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