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Living Arts College 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

At the School of Interior Design at Living Arts College, you will go beyond pen and paper and enter into the world of Computer Aided Design (CAD).  Our mission here at Living Arts College is to deliver an exceptional program series dedicated to a broader, deeper understanding of Interior Design.

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 Design Basics 3D

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Textiles & Materials

The Interior Design program at Living Arts College covers the basic TEXTILES & MATERIALS you will likely encounter as a professional Interior Designer. Details count, and a deeper understanding of various textiles, covers, and finishing materials will add to your professional worth as an interior decorator.

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 Textiles & Materials

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Presentation Techniques

As an Interior Designer, you will often be required to "sell" the research, designs, and minute details that have gone into the various projects you have created in the studio. Before graduating from the School of Interior Design at Living Arts College, you will learn valuable PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES. You have prepared your concepts, sourced your materials, finishes, and pieces of furniture to create a truly magnificent space, but what now? Our dedicated faculty will teach you the skills you will need to organize and present your entire design concept(s) to potential clients.

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 Presentation Techniques

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Lighting Design

The Interior Design program at Living Arts College goes beyond basic lighting and fixtures to include an architectural approach to lighting design, including complex work in commercial space, exhibits, restaurants, and showrooms. Interior Design students will master the art of light design as they continue to augment their skillsets and grow as an Interior Designer.

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 Lighting Design

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Residential Space Planning

Students enrolled in the Interior Design Program at Living Arts College learn how to create design solutions that go beyond traditional core residential space plans. Learn the skillsets needed to grow your career and succeed as a Residential Interior Designer.

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 Residential Space Planning

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Building Codes

Building codes specify the minimum requirements for safeguarding the public health, safety, and welfare of occupants within a building. Codes are necessary because  there is no universal baseline for creating safe environments with any predictability, process, or governance. Plan to gain a working knowledge of the International Building Code at the School of Interior Design at Living Arts College.

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 Building Codes

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Core Construction

It's time to realize your potential as an Interior Designer at the School of Interior Design. To discover professional success, you will need to build a core understanding of construction principles and best practices. This skillset includes frame building, partitions, fabrication options using a variety of materials, and much more. Electrical, HVAC, plumbing essentials,specifications, and installation are a few more vital skills you will learn as an aspiring Interior Decorator and Designer at the School of Interior Design at Living Arts College.

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 Core Construction

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Commercial Design

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

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 Commercial Design

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Kitchen and Bath Design

The Kitchen and Bath Interior Design focus at Living Arts College is a detailed program that examines a variety of design elements to help our students maximize the impact of their finished interior spaces. Design elements include Custom Closets, Laundry Rooms, Custom Counter Tops, Window and Door Replacements, Bookcases, Basements, Home Theater, Fireplaces, Room Additions, Trim & Case Work, Custom Shower Doors, and Designer Tile Back Splashes.

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 Kitchen and Bath Design

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Sustainable Design

Students enrolled in the Interior Designer program at Living Arts College will also add SUSTAINABLE DESIGN to his/her skillset. Sustainable design goes beyond traditional design techniques and focuses on the technology that contributes to the protection of resources. Students will learn how to develop practical Sustainable Design solutions in a studio environment. An environmentally responsible professional is committed to diminishing a project's negative impact on the community.

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Total Interior Design

Professor Jean Eitelman discusses the real studio environment of the Living Arts College Interior Design program. Watch the video here. Find out why Living Arts College in Raleigh, North Carolina is a great choice when deciding where you would like to earn your Interior Design degree.

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 used by architects and interior designers. REVIT is the BIM software of choice for Interior Designers who wish to work closely with architects or architectural organizations. It is an important part of the Interior Design program here at Living Arts College.

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 Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

Move classroom theory into the studio to prepare for real-world success!

This Interior Design Program is designed for individuals who wish to become a respected Creative Professional. Step into the Design Studio on campus and learn the subtle art of Interior Design by completing instructive projects that will give you a taste of what it will one day be like when you become a successful Interior Designer.

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

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

A studio experience is essential for developing creative skills beyond a typical interior design degree. At Living Arts College, our experienced faculty will guide you as you complete design projects in a studio environment. Living Arts College boasts all the tools and resources you will need to succeed, including material samples and Revit CAD software. Challenge yourself and push the boundaries of your future at our accredited interior design school!

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

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

To achieve success as an Interior Designer, you will first need a platform that combines design excellence with measurable business and studio management goals. Go beyond the usual interior design education and experience our studio learning environment at the School of Interior Design at Living Arts College! 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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