The Associate of Applied Science in Interior Studies is a two-year degree open to anyone interested in a career in interior design. Graduates have found employment in sales, customer service, or professional support. The degree also forms the foundation for admission to the upper-division studio sequence of BC’s Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design program.
Degree recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:
- Apply creative, critical, analytical and strategic thinking skills in all phases of the design process.
- Apply design fundamentals, theories and concepts to interior design problems.
- Apply knowledge of history in art, architecture, and interior design to contemporary design problems.
- Apply the design process to interior design problems, including design programming, schematics and design development.
- Produce competent contract documents including coordinated drawings, schedules and specifications.
- Communicate information, both oral and written, in a clear, concise and well-organized manner.
- Use manual and computer-aided drafting skills to create accurate, measured drawings.
- Select and effectively integrate a range of presentation skills, including drawing, sketching, lettering, perspective, rendering, and model building, using appropriate media, colors and techniques.
- Apply knowledge of interior finishes and materials for appropriate selection, specification, installation and maintenance to interior designs.
- Demonstrate the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness within the context of interior design process and practice.