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Living Arts has been preparing high-end talent for the studios for over 30 years.
Find out how we discover, develop and graduate today's professional creative talent... at the School of Interior Design at Living Arts College.

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Design Basics 3D

Designing spaces at this Interior Design College goes beyond paper and pencil into the world of CAD—Computer Aided Design ... and beyond. Today, you must become the TOTAL Interior Designer. This is mission here at Living Arts. Here is the exceptional program series dedicated to a broader, deeper understanding for today's Interior Designer. This is TOTAL Interior Design!D.

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 Design Basics 3D

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Textiles & Materials

TOTAL Interior Design at Living Arts includes TEXTILES & MATERIALS. Details count and you'll learn that a deeper know-how of textiles plus covering and finishing materials adds to your professional worth.

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 Textiles & Materials

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Presentation Techniques

It's time to "sell" the hours and hours of research, design and detailing that have gone into the project undertaken by your studio. As a graduate of Living Arts College in Raleigh, NC; you have learned PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES. You have prepared your concepts, sourced your materials, finishes and furniture. And, you have organized your presentation display boards to summarize your entire design concept. Your goal has been to create a "wow" factor as you present to your client.

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 Presentation Techniques

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Lighting Design

Living Arts College TOTAL Interior Design goes beyond basic lighting and fixtures to include an architectural approach to lighting design. This includes contributing to more complex work in commercial space, exhibits, restaurants and showrooms. Plan to build a wider scope of know-how in lighting design as you major in interior design at this top college.

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 Lighting Design

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Residential Space Planning

The Living Arts student learns that usual study of residential space is limiting. Today, TOTAL Interior Design directs interior design study to creates design solutions rather than only core space plans. Plan to learn the skillsets that might make you the preferred residential designer.

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 Residential Space Planning

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Building Codes

Building codes establish minimum requirements for safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare of occupants in the built environment. Codes are necessary because without them there is no universal baseline of understanding or reference to create safe environments with any predictability, process or governance. Plan to gain a working knowledge of the International Building Code from this Raleigh interior design school.

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 Building Codes

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Core Construction

Again, your worth as a member of the design and build team goes beyond usual Interior Design activity in this TOTAL Interior Design study. Today, you'll need to build a core understanding of construction principles and practices. This skillset includes building framing, partitions, fabrication options from wood to steel to concrete and more. Electrical, HVAC, plumbing essentials,specification and installation all play a role in your work as a complete designer. TOTAL Interior Design at this North Carolina interior design school will help you build core knowledge for construction.

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 Core Construction

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Commercial Design

TOTAL Interior Design includes COMMERCIAL DESIGN. Commercial, sometimes also referred to as contract design focuses on master design, team coordination, early planning and budgeting. Contract elements include specifying and purchasing furnishings and coordinating installation of interior environments used for commercial, government or educational purposes.

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 Commercial Design

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Kitchen and Bath Design

Kitchen and Bath design study at Living Arts College is highly detailed, examining several design elements to maximize the impact of the finished interior space. This includes Custom Closets, Laundry Rooms, Custom Counter Tops, Window and Door Replacements, Bookcases, Basements, Home Theater, Fireplace Surrounds, Room Additions, Trim & Case Work, Custom Shower Doors and Designer Tile Back Splashes. This part of TOTAL interior design study at this North Carolina interior design college.

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 Kitchen and Bath Design

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Sustainable Design

The Living Arts College TOTAL Interior Designer includes SUSTAINABLE DESIGN in his/her skillset. Sustainable design is design that goes beyond design to the technology that contributes to the protection of resources. Studio study is about finding practical solutions. An environmentally responsible professional makes a commitment to constantly find ways to diminish a project's negative impact on the community.

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 Sustainable Design

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Total Interior Design

Professor Jean Eitelman discusses the real world studio environment of the Living Arts College Interior Design program. Watch the video here. Find out why Living Arts College Raleigh, North Carolina is a top interior design degree choice.

INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN from Living Arts College on Vimeo.

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 Expert Mentoring

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM software is a powerful CAD tool for both the architect and the interior designer. REVIT is the BIM software of choice for use by the Interior Designer who wants to work closely with architects or perhaps in an architectural organization. It's an important part of TOTAL Interior Design here at Living Arts College.

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 Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

Move from classroom theory to real-world studio practices building success!

This Interior Design Program has set a world apart standard for the individual who aspires to become a respected Creativity Professional. Step into the Design Studio on campus and begin to develop and complete projects as you will eventually experience as a practicing and successful Interior Designer.

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

Learn interior design at the studio level for both residential and commercial space planning.

Understand why a studio experience is essential to growing your creativity skillsets beyond your interior design degree. The Living Arts studio is the laboratory in which you work under the direction of top interior designers. It's the place to fail, make corrections and find solutions. All of the tools are here from the sample and catalog racks to Revit CAD to expert advice from an incredible faculty. Be challenged at this accredited interior design school!

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

The curriculum for improving your professional potential and standing out from the crowd.

You need a platform that combines design excellence with measurable business and studio management planning ... all in a TOTAL INTERIOR DESIGN program. These are the reasons you go beyond usual interior design education!

At the Living Arts College School of Interior Design program content includes:


Foundation Study |  Interior Design Studio Development |  General Education |  Website Marketing |  Portfolio Development

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Lizzy French
Interior Design Graduate

“Living Arts College gave me the tools I needed to be successful... I have never been more creative in my life than when I was attending Living Arts College. I just recently got a job working with a high end interior designer out of Chapel Hill!“

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Yasmeen Al Awadhi
Interior Design Student

“I'm learning so much and I'm really proud of what I'm doing. My professors help me to improve every day and show me how to be a professional in Interior Design. “

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Angeles De Schwindt
Interior Design Graduate

“I really love and appreciate this Interior Design program. This program is run like a studio. It is a very interesting way to study!“

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