- Dean: J. Frank Malaret
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- Department Catalog
The Interior Design curriculum is designed to provide a multilevel program of study for students interested in pursuing employment in Interior Styling, Staging and Production and careers in related fields.
Courses within the curriculum provide part of the undergraduate requirements necessary for students with plans to transfer to a program of study in Interior Design at a four-year institution.
A student with the Interior Styling, Staging, and Production Associate of Arts Degree will be prepared to become a professional within the Interior Design field. Interior Stylists and Stagers identify, research, and creatively solve challenges pertaining to the function of interior design environments in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
This dynamic field pertinent to the California economy addresses function and aesthetics, lifestyle, technology, historical perspectives, environmental needs, demographic changes, legislative issues, and universal design.
Academic and technical preparation essential to the profession includes analysis and synthesis of user needs, business, technical, and communication skills, as well as creative expression, fabrication skills, and development.
Program of Study for the Interior Styling, Staging and Production Degree
The future of Interior Design will be influenced by global conditions, legislation, technological advances, sustainability, growth and changes in populations, the economy and public awareness, as well as an increasing emphasis on professionalism. Therefore, designers need to have current knowledge in specialized design areas, possess skills to work as a team member, work more closely with related professions and must be prepared to accept ethical and legal responsibility and accountability for the environments they shape.
The Labor Market Information (LMI) data on current employment opportunities by county should be utilized as a resource for projecting current and emerging jobs and placement potential. This data is available at each California community college and on the Internet.
A student with the Interior Styling, Staging, and Production Associate of Arts Degree will be prepared to become a professional within the Interior Design field. Interior Stylists and… MORE >>