So you're looking for that perfect interior design school to give you the proper education and career advancement that you need? In this article, I will discuss some parameters you need to consider before choosing any interior design school. If you do it right, you can increase your chances tenfold for picking the right school.
Most people do it backwards. They get a list of different schools to consider, and then they start trying to figure out which ones will work for them. A better approach is to first figure out what you want to get from your education before looking at any school. It's better to have a goal in mind instead of looking at random interior design schools and trying to figure out your goal afterwards.
Take the time to do a little bit of soul-searching and get some clarity. Ask yourself questions like this -- what do you want to get out of your interior design education? What is your ultimate desire, related to your career as an interior designer?
You should have a very exact and detailed orientated picture of where you'd like to see yourself as an interior designer. Then, you will know what needs to be fulfilled by the school you attend, to make the picture a reality.
After you figure out what you want out of your education, then it is time to look for the right interior design school. Start evaluating different schools to determine what they have the offer you, compared to what you want to get out of your education. Soon, you will find a handful that will come close to meeting your educational needs.
To improve your chances of picking the right interior design school, take time to visit the schools in advance, to get an idea of what they look like and how they feel. If visiting them is out of the question, then a least call and talk to some of the faculty members there. Also, it's good to talk to students who have gone there or are currently attending the design school, so you can get a student perspective as well as they faculty member perspective.
This isn't the easiest and quickest way to decide on the school, but it is the safest way to help you find the perfect interior design school for you and your needs.