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i want to become an interior designer, do i need viual arts HL

in am going to 11th grade ib and i want to become a interior designer, and i need help in what subjects to choose. i am very bad in math, phy and chemistry.#interiordesigner

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John’s Answer

How to Become an Interior Designer

Interior designers must be able to work closely with architects and builders to determine the design of the interior space.
Interior designers usually need a bachelor’s degree with a focus in interior design or interior architecture.

Interior designers entering the occupation usually need a bachelor’s degree in any field. Coursework should include classes in interior design, drawing, and computer-aided design (CAD).

Programs in interior design are available at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. Applicants to these programs may need to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits more than 360 postsecondary colleges, universities, and independent institutes that have programs in art and design. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation accredits about 180 professional-level (bachelor’s or master’s degree) interior design programs.

Nearly 100 colleges and universities are affiliated with the National Kitchen & Bath Association. These schools offer programs on kitchen and bath design at the certificate, associate’s degree, and bachelor’s degree levels.

Important Qualities
Artistic ability. Interior designers use their sense of style to develop aesthetically pleasing designs.

Creativity. Interior designers need to be imaginative in selecting furnishings and fabrics and in creating functional spaces that serve the client’s needs and fit the client’s lifestyle.

Detail oriented. Interior designers need to be precise in measuring interior spaces and creating drawings, so that their drawings can be used by workers such as engineers or other designers.

Interpersonal skills. Interior designers need to be able to communicate effectively with clients and others. They spend much of their time soliciting new clients and new work and collaborating with other designers, engineers, and general building contractors on ongoing projects.

Problem-solving skills. Interior designers must address challenges, such as construction delays or unavailability of certain materials, while keeping the project on time and within budget.

Visualization. Interior designers need a strong sense of proportion and visual awareness in order to understand how the pieces of a design will fit together to create the intended environment.

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Simeon’s Answer

I would recommend taking business related courses for skills important for interior design, especially marketing. It's important to be able to keep up with business trends and see where demand is going, i.e. what types of design people will probably pay money for in the years to come. I'd also recommend becoming more comfortable with computers as a lot of interior design is going digital. If you can afford a subscription to Skillshare, it's a great place to pick up the specific skills that will help you succeed in this field.