Interior designers give form to the spaces in which we spend our lives. An interior designer is, by definition a person who identifies, researches and solves problems pertaining to the function and quality of interiors. Their work includes programming, design analysis, as well as specifying and designing all aspects of interior spaces. Using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, materials, lighting and furnishings, interior designers prepare drawings and documents in order to protect the heath, safety and welfare of the public.
Interior Design is both an art and a science. Its purpose is to enhance quality of life and facilitate human activity. The study of this discipline is best served by combining the broad cultural knowledge and critical-thinking development characteristic of the liberal arts education with emphasis on the unfolding of creative, technological, and design capabilities in order to foster the relationship between knowledge and application, theory and practice.
The mission of our Interior Design Diploma program is to graduate students prepared for their profession, able to conceive and execute viable, creative design solutions in diverse occupations within our current market realities.
Graduates of the AIV Interior Design Bachelor Program will be eligible to write the NCIDQ http://www.ncidq.org exam upon completion of the required work experience.