Interior Design | Maryville University

Interior Design | Maryville University


(calming music) Interior designers are
actually responsible for life safety and welfare of the public. The interior design education enables interior designers to perform design services that include everything with the exception of structure
and exterior envelope. Right now interior design
is a great profession to go into. The Bureau of Labor
and Statistics rates it as a higher than average
growth for the next 10 years. I think one of the real
strengths of our program is our ties to the professional
community in St. Louis. The professionals know our students and know what to expect. We have strong connections. We have done a good job networking with industry professionals
over the years. All of our students are required to complete an internship
before they graduate. I think it’s an essential
part of our program to really dive in and
the firms I’ve worked at have really embraced
the internship program and push you and allow you
to be part of the workforce and collaborate with
other interior designers. I will say Maryville does
a good job of integrating with professional firms. They’ll get you networking
and meeting professionals. So we use a real variety of technology here at Maryville, and
we have for a long time. Each desk includes a CPU that is outfitted with all of the industry
standard software. We have large format plotters here, and then we also have 3D printers, we have a laser cutter,
we have a CNC router. So we really provide a
variety of technology for students to produce
both their 2D design work as well as 3D design work. We have a very strong faculty here. My colleague Jessica Senne
and I are full-time professors in interior design. Having the other professors as adjunct keeps practicing professionals in tune with what’s going on in the industry. I think it’s very
important that you attend a CIDA-accredited school. They are the body that makes sure that you’re teaching in your curriculum what an interior designer needs to know. I chose to go to
Maryville strictly because of the interior design program. There’s a really great sense of community. It challenges you. You’re gonna be pushed
really hard in that program, but you come out of it really well versed in multiple different
things in design world and really ready to join the workforce. (upbeat music)


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