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Interior Design Program

Interior Design Degrees for Innovators

If you routinely rearrange your living space to explore its options and find yourself fascinated by furnishings, materials and lighting and their effect on mood, productivity and ambiance, interior design could be the space where you belong. Interior designers combine different elements to create spaces with personal or professional personality.

While considering interior design schools for your future, consider this – VMCAD’s Associate of Applied Business Degree in Interior Design program in Cleveland, Ohio trains students to visualize and develop a complete understanding of three-dimensional space, as well as its form and function. Our Interior Design program features 108 credit hours that can be completed in eight quarters, or 24 months.

Students learn to create spaces that are practical, safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing; explore creative design; understand the foundations of business and professional practices; develop computer-aided design technology skills. They also learn how to solve problems of space, both visually and practically, while gaining knowledge of professional presentation techniques and technical skills. They can create imaginative and responsible solutions to interior design problems.  An understanding of appropriate material use, code requirements, universal design and sustainability practices are also stressed and developed.  Virginia Marti’s interior design faculty teaches students how to communicate ideas visually and orally to their clients.

The Virginia Marti program culminates with successful completion of an individual student-selected senior project, which is intended to demonstrate the depth of skill and design capability. Senior projects are reviewed by a panel of professional guest critics.

By the time of graduation,  students develop a final student portfolio and resume that supports success. They also learn to identify and obtain entry-level positions in the interior design field.

Learn about our Interior Design curriculums and read about our successful graduates of the Interior Design Program.


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“After graduating from the Interior Design program, I fielded multiple job offers before accepting my current position with Lee Meier Interiors. My education not only made me extremely marketable to potential employers, but truthfully prepared me to work as an individual in the real world of design.”

Christopher Randall, 2011 Showroom Manager, Lee Meier Interiors
“I learned so many invaluable skills from VMCAD in such a short time. The second I stepped out into the career world I not only felt prepared, but confident that I would be able to provide any employer with what they were looking for in a designer. I felt as though the professors always went above and beyond to make sure each and every student was up to speed and getting the help they needed to succeed. I always felt encouraged to be myself and utilize my own personal style and strengths in every project I was given. I always recommend Virginia Marti to anybody who is looking for a career change or express interests in any design field – the level of education and experience you gain is simply unparalleled.”

Kinsley Funari, 2010 Project Designer, National Office
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