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I choose stem as my strand in senior high but i want to peruse interior design in college is their i chance that i can apply interior design in college that i got a strand of stem in shs

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Desiree’s Answer

Full disclosure: I don't know about universities in the Philippines specifically. However, in general your focus in High School - esp something rooted in science, technology, engineering & math - shouldn't negatively impact your university major.

In your case, I think that having a broad technical/engineering background can be particularly helpful for interior design. (I am sure we've all seen the home renovation shows on TV where the interior designer wants to take down a structural, load bearing wall!) Part of being a great interior designer isn't just having creative ideas, it is about being able to implement them in reality. You need to be able to build/install/redesign in your client's real-world home/business -- which will have walls, wires and plumbing, and which require precise measurements, technical solutions, mechanical drawings for electricians and plumbers, impacts to heating, ventilation and cooling systems (HVAC), etc. The basics that a STEM background affords you will probably give you an advantage in the technical aspects of interior design.

Also, if you enjoyed your STEM courses and you love interior design, may I suggest you give some consideration to architecture as possible major? You may want to look into the pros/cons of architecture versus interior design as a career path. If you look at most design magazines and "to-the-trade" specialty providers, you'll see that designers AND ARCHITECTS are considered the "trade" (and often get discounts unavailable to the general public).

Desiree recommends the following next steps:

Think of all the ways STEM will help you implement interior designs in the real world and incorporate that into your college admissions process (essays, interviews)
Consider architecture in addition to interior design, reseach the differences in the courses required and the career prospects.
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Simeon’s Answer

You could consider engineering or architecture as options if you want to use a strong STEM background in a field related to interior design.
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Akshita’s Answer

Yes absolutely! Since you are given an opportunity to choose a major as well as a minor in college, you can pick either one of the areas of study as your major and minor.
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Juan Lorenzo’s Answer

Hi Stephanie,

Interior designers, architects, and engineers usually work closely together in projects; and each of those professions specialize at their respective trades. Having knowledge in each field would definitely give you an edge as you will have a broader perspective in the projects you do which could help you adjust your work. If you feel that interior design is a career you can commit to and that your passion lies in that field, then pursue it.
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James Constantine’s Answer

Dear Stephanie,

Yes, you can pursue a career in interior design even if you chose the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) strand in senior high school. While the STEM strand may not be directly related to interior design, it does provide a strong foundation in critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and technical knowledge that can be beneficial in the field of design.

To pursue interior design in college after completing the STEM strand in senior high school, you may need to take additional courses or bridge programs to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge specific to interior design. Many colleges and universities offer programs or courses in interior design that cater to students from diverse educational backgrounds.

Here are some steps you can take to transition from a STEM background to a career in interior design:

Research: Start by researching different colleges and universities that offer interior design programs. Look for schools that provide options for students with varying educational backgrounds.

Additional Courses: Consider taking additional courses or workshops in art, design, drawing, and other relevant subjects to build your portfolio and enhance your skills.

Internships or Work Experience: Gain practical experience through internships or part-time work in the field of design. This will not only provide you with hands-on experience but also help you build a network within the industry.

Portfolio Development: Create a strong portfolio showcasing your creativity, design projects, and any relevant work experience. A well-curated portfolio is essential when applying for college programs or jobs in interior design.

Networking: Attend industry events, workshops, and seminars to network with professionals in the field of interior design. Networking can open up opportunities for mentorship, internships, or job placements.

Consult College Admissions: Reach out to college admissions offices to inquire about their specific requirements for applicants with non-design backgrounds. They may provide guidance on how you can strengthen your application.

By taking these steps and demonstrating your passion and commitment to pursuing a career in interior design, you can overcome the challenges of transitioning from a STEM background to a creative field like design.

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID): ASID is a leading professional organization for interior designers that provides valuable resources, education, and information about the field of interior design.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD): NASAD is an accrediting agency that establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on art and design disciplines, including interior design programs.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA): CIDA is an accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that evaluates interior design programs based on established standards of quality and excellence.

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