Top Colleges that Offer Interior Decorating/Design Degrees
Many colleges throughout the nation offer interior decorating degrees, but the following colleges have ranked high according to U.S. News statistics: University of Florida, University of Wisconsin- Madison, University of Texas- Austin, and George Washington University. All of these colleges not only offers the degree, but offers variations of the degree; for instance, University of Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts degree whereas George Washington University as of 2008 offers both a Bachelor of Arts as well as an Associates Degree in interior decorating/design.
When applying for an interior decorating/design degree, students may be able to by pass competitive schools by going for liberal arts colleges instead of art schools. The difference being that these colleges are still difficult to get into, but will not focus on artistic abilities and therefore give beginners a chance to enter into the art world. Sometimes, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, or even online colleges will give students enough credits to transfer to prestigious art schools in New York.
When students feel that their portfolio is good enough and they are able to apply to difficult schools regardless of building an astounding portfolio in college, they may apply to, what the U.S. News ranks as the top four super art schools, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Cincinnati, and New York School of Interior Design.
In the end, the application process will differ greatly. Some students have built a portfolio since before their middle school art classes through private art lessons, and some students have shown an interest during their last years of high school and therefore need a year or two in any college in order to build that portfolio. Regardless of when one applies, getting into the top interior decorating colleges in the U.S. will be a challenge, but the rewards may be worth it.