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STEP ONE IS ALL ABOUT THINKING IN 3D
You will be challenged at Living Arts to grow incredible design skills. In fact, the student here moves toward a full suite applied design know-how. The Living Arts College student is special, having undertaken projects that include: SPACE PLANNING, LIGHTING DESIGN, SURFACES, TEXTURES AND FLOORING SELECTION, BATH AND KITCHEN WORKSPACE, CONTRACT AND CUSTOM FURNITURE.
Core to building your design portfolio is building on becoming a student of psychology. Yes, your learning at Living Arts includes communicating with your client—listening and understanding his/her needs. The next? Apply functional creativity ... your visionary solution to the design. You'll want to develop a knowledge base that includes the Living Arts standard for TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN. As you mature your standing at the College, the EIGHT elements of TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN will show up in your personal design toolkit. Ask your Advisor for the details (and benefits).
STEP TWO IS "SEEING" THE REAL CHOICES
An important part of TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN is Commercial Contract Design. In applications such as restaurants, showrooms and medical clinics, the need to source furnishings, finishes ... even art and accessories can be extremely challenging. You, the designer will be challenged to not only know where to contact for build-to-suit furnishing, but to negotiate custom-build fixtures. And, you'll need to call on your organization and budget control training. This project will also demand calendar progress reporting all wrapped around a master contract. You'll need and appreciate the studio business instruction unique to Living Arts College. You "seeing" grand choices for commercial contract projects is another component of Living Arts TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN. Again, your Advisor can connect you to faculty for added details.
STEP THREE IS BUILDING CODES: FRIEND OR FOE?
You will need to turn your new design skills into construction based reality. This translates to design projects that put you on the construction support team. Yes, you'll have gain familiarity with construction. This also means that local and national construction codes may spell out specific design and detailing "do's" and "don'ts". You're not expected to be an architect or engineer. But, you must have strong foundation know-how as you communicate with the design and build team. At Living Arts College you'll gain direct skillsets in CAD—Computer Aided Design at more than the beginner level. In fact, you dig deeper into TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN with core study in such advanced CAD software that includes Revit. Revit is the design and engineering tool that integrates structural, plumbing, electrical and space layout (and a lot more) planning for the process that is called BIM—Building Information Modeling. You'll want to gain space design know-how using Revit. This Step Three then is about help translate your design know-how into practical reality know-how through your contributions with the construction team.
THE IN-DEPTH REAL STORY BEHIND GROWING EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN SKILLS
Nothing is guaranteed. But, great creative design performance comes from great real world experiences. This is the program developed by creativity professionals who have exceptional experience in design—theater, restaurant, event venues, retail, fashion, concept, display project management. They have worked world wide. Prepare for study challenging you to perform at the real-world like studio level. Think of yourself as working at a design studio, rather to attending classroom study. Living Arts has set a standard among all interior design schools in NC. The goal is to perform as a studio experienced designer with extreme creativity know-how!
Living Arts College is the interior design school totally focused on satisfying the passions of those who will develop a creative eye. They will be the creativity professionals in interior design who work to be rewarded for their definitive work as designers of unique spaces. Find out if you might join the graduates of Living Arts College and take your design skills to star status!
SUMMARY: FROM START TO FINISH EIGHT ESSENTIALS
Explore the designer’s toolbox, examine the principles of interior design, graphic communication, space planning. Find a true grasp of how to build a narrative into your space designs that connect with stakeholders, residents or commercial occupants.
Finding higher rewards in Interior Design, you'll build on a higher level set of design studio skills. We have spelled out EIGHT knowledge sets as core to TOTAL Interior Design. Plan to discover and master them throughout your study at Living Arts College. Get all of the details by connecting with an Advisor.
TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN AND FINDING HIGHER REWARDS
Turn a passion for design into a skillset that focuses on higher rewards in Interior Design. This is the unique program that takes design skills to a new level for the Interior Designer. The Interior Designer from Living Arts today competes to gain eight targeted skillsets tuned to the design world. The Living Arts College graduate has the advantage because he or she is prepared with breakthrough skills targeted to go beyond the usual. Discover how Living Arts is enhancing the potential of students who are accepted at this exceptional program series. Your Advisor has details on all that is TOTAL Interior Design.