Interior Design Program at San Jose State University

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Interior Design Program

The interior design program at San Jose 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 California 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. San Jose State University offers a bachelor's degree program in interior design.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male5
Female17

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian8
Hispanic2
White6
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Interior Design program at San Jose State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, interior designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 250
    • Average Hourly Rate: $30.52
    • Average Annual Salary: $63490

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 California

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fashion Design (C,A)
  • Interior Design (C,A)

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (C,A)
  • Interior Design (C,A)
  • Graphic Design (C,A)

Canada College

Redwood City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fashion Design (C,A)
  • Interior Design (C,A)

Chabot College

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Interior Design (C,A)
  • Graphic Design (C,A)

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Interior Design (C,A)

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Fashion Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Fashion Design (A)
  • Interior Design (A)
  • Graphic Design (A)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 230 students completed this program

Programs

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A,B,M)
  • Industrial Design (A,B,M)
  • Fashion Design (A,B,M)
  • Interior Design (A,B,M)

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