During the process, you will learn to draw upon information from the fields of architecture, graphic design, industrial design, fine arts, psychology, sociology, environmental science, history, and a host of supportive disciplines to skillfully develop spaces in which people live, work and pursue personal interests. WMUs interior design program is committed to graduating designers capable of creative and technical solutions that enhance the quality of life and culture of their occupants. Design solutions, while both functional and aesthetically appropriate, must also meet all public health, safety and welfare requirements, including code, accessibility, environmental and sustainability guidelines. Selection of materials and finishes, as well as the selection and specification of furniture, fixtures, equipment and millwork that inform the project are required to meet maintenance, life-cycle performance, environmental and safety requirements. Studio and classroom activities, field trips, speakers, and a required field experience are important components in developing creative problem solvers. The quality of WMUs interior design program is recognized in its accreditations by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. As an interior design student at WMU, you will be required to earn three semester credits by completing 300 hours of supervised field experience with an interior design, architectural, facilities management or retail firm. Field experience offers you the opportunity to apply theories and principles from your academic program to real-world situations, as well as gain valuable work experience. Field experience may be completed during the fall, spring or summer sessions. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience and build your professional network through registered student organizations such as the Kappa Omicron Nu honor society, the American Society of Interior Design and the Counci
You must have successfully completed a United States Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) Equivalent qualifications may also include a recognized post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted. If you dont meet the entry requirements, there may be other programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program.
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1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49008
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