Careers in Interior Design
If you instinctively understand space – how to create balance and how to solve problems in interiors, you could discover a career in it.
Interior design is for you if you’re creative with colours and forms and textures. It’s a relatively new career choice, and a good one, as we all develop new needs for functional, beautiful living.
Where can interior design take you?
No longer a spin-off from architecture, this is a booming industry. New types of interior design are being developed all the time. One of the big ones at the moment is health care, as hospitals and medical centres look to designers to create more practical, comfortable interiors.
Work in the industry, or in interior design consulting or architectural firms. You could find yourself designing interiors for a range of purposes, including:
Residential – houses and units
Hospitality venues such as hotels, bars and restaurants
Exhibition spaces including museums and trade shows
Health and education
What do employers look for in an interior design graduate?
If you’ve got creativity and an innate sense of what works in spaces, you’re well set-up for a career in this sector. We’ll also teach you the technical skills in drafting, choosing materials and computer-aided design that employers are looking for. You’ll develop a portfolio showcasing your skills, and have the opportunity for references from industry-based teachers.
An interior design internship is your shortcut into the industry
Part of your Raffles bachelor’s degree is a compulsory industry internship. You’ll learn and develop your skills with professional supervision in a real-world environment, strengthening your portfolio and making those first valuable industry contacts.
We find that an internship is often the first step towards being offered a graduate position. It’s the best way to kick-start your interior design career.
Still unsure whether a career in interior design is for you? Attend our free interior design workshops running during the school holidays.
You’ll be introduced to the basic principles of interior design, and you’ll get guidance from industry-based tutors on how to create an impressive, well-organised portfolio. Your portfolio is your passport to further study – it’s the make-or-break part of your application.
If you are interested in attending our interior design workshop email: firstname.lastname@example.org