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Interior Design Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003754
  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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  • Phone: (540) 231-6267

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  • Phone: (540) 231-5179

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Interior Design Program

The interior design program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for careers in interior design, furniture and textile design, project management, and lighting design. The program focuses on applying artistic principles and techniques to professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing residential and commercial interior spaces. Program courses include: computer applications drafting and graphing techniques, principles of interior lighting, color coordination, furniture and furnishings, textiles and finishings, design history, period styles, basic structural design, and building codes and inspection regulations. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer interior design program.

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Students Enrolled in the Interior Design Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers a bachelor's degree program in interior design.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male1
Female29

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
White23
Unknown5

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Interior Design program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Interior Designers

  • Description:

    Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, interior designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.3% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Interior Design Programs in Virginia

Interior Design programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke, VA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Design and Visual Communications (C)
  • Interior Design (C)
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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Fashion Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)
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Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, VA
Type: Community College

25 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Design and Visual Communications (A)
  • Interior Design (A)
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Marymount University

Arlington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

54 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Fashion Design (B,M)
  • Interior Design (B,M)
  • Graphic Design (B,M)
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Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, VA
Type: Community College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Design and Visual Communications (C,A)
  • Interior Design (C,A)