Interior design students interested in an interior design school outside of the United States will soon have other options.
An American interior design school is set to unveil its newest program in opulent Dubai soon, adding to the already growing number of programs at the institution.
According to Trade Arabia, the American University in Dubai is expanding its education program to include architecture, art, and interior design specializations. The university has always offered an interior design school, architecture school, and communication. This new program is expected to seed these three core competencies together for the purpose of a more fulfilling curriculum at the design schools.
The one question that may come up with students, who are now more than ever aware of international issues, might be: Is it safe?
Over the past few years, stories have circulated about some of the labor forces in Dubai that offer excellent pay and benefits to workers to help build the super-flashy, manmade city on the water, who later find that they are stuck in Dubai with minimum payment (if any) and the inability to come back home. For students of interior design schools, however, Dubai is relatively safe.
Perhaps the best way to safe-guard against becoming stuck in Dubai is to follow the guidelines for travelling to any country for higher education studies. Students seeking interior design schools in a city like Dubai need only practice commons sense, remain in contact with family and friends, and be sure to stick close to people they know and trust.
The American University of Dubai will offer interior design degrees through a four-year curriculum in to grant students a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. The University is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.