Looking for a Career Somewhere in Design?
Careers in the field of design are varied, but all of them encompass art and communication as a basis. Fashion, interior or graphic design are all about communicating some type of message.
Design is a broad category. Studying design means studying the interplay between humans and the man-made environments surrounding them. There are plenty of opportunities in these fields.
Today’s graphic designer works within a multimedia world and a graphic design program includes classes in fine arts, computer arts and communications arts. Graphic design is often utilized to communicate through visual images.
Most entry-level interior designer positions require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, and some states require licensure. Interior designer programs can take two to four years to complete and include classes in computer drawing programs, spatial planning, choosing and working with colors and fabrics, furniture design and architecture. Some classes may even include ethics and psychology.
Competition for careers in interior design is expected to be keen because of the number of talented graduates from interior design programs. In 2010, interior designers made a mean annual wage of $75,000.
In addition to a love of everything related to fashion from fabric and textiles to how garments fit and beyond, formal education in fashion design will include classes in color, design, possibly in computer-aided design, business, fabrics, textiles, sewing and fashion history. You may also benefit from classes in human anatomy and possibly psychology.
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