A major college in California made it possible for interior design students at a smaller college to achieve a bachelor’s degree in interior design recently.
The Arts Institute of California and Lakeland College have entered into an agreement so that students at Lakeland’s interior design school are able to transfer credits to the four-year college.
The interior design school at Lakeland College is a two-year program, but offers students an in-depth education in the concepts and practices of interior design. According to a report in the news publication The Vermilion Standard, the Art Institute of California is confident in their curriculum.
“Lakeland’s two-year diploma program produces graduates who are very talented but who need additional opportunities to pursue a degree. Because the Arts Institute of California recognizes that Lakeland’s program is comprehensive, is academically advanced, and aligned with industry standards, our students will be able to receive transfer credit for course work that they’ve completed at Lakeland,” according to VP of Academic, Innovation, and Research Alice Wainwright-Stewart of Lakeland College.
As an added bonus, the Art Institute’s campus is located in Los Angeles, a city teeming with opportunity for interior designers. Home to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is loaded with plenty of star-studded neighborhoods, top of the line boutiques, medical spas, and more opening up all the time. Each of these is willing to pay top dollar for the best interior designers in the market place.
Contrary to news reports a couple of years ago that claimed LA’s declining creative market would wreak havoc on these types of industries, interior design schools like the Art Institute of California are turning our hundreds of new professionals each year. Interior designers who are flexible in price point, design ability, and commercial interior design are able to survive and thrive despite the ominous economic climate.