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2009-12-24 / Community News

Blinn Adds Interior Design Degree

Students interested in interior design can begin pursing a twoyear degree during Spring 2010 at Blinn College in Bryan. Blinn will offer two classes in architectural history that lead to an Associate of Arts in Interior Design and may be transferable to university architecture programs. Courses in architectural design and graphics will be added in subsequent semesters.

In the spring, Blinn’s Division of Fine Arts will offer ARCH 1301 Architectural History I as an introduction to the history of architecture to provide students with an understanding of world architecture, interiors, and furnishings from prehistoric times through the 12th century.

Blinn will also offer ARCH 1302 Architectural History II, which is the study of the history of architecture from ancient civilizations to modern day with an emphasis on the relationship of culture, geography, climate, natural resources, and materials to the methods of construction.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a nearly 20 percent increase in the need for interior designers over the next decade. Blinn students will be eligible to take the licensing exam with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) upon completion of the two-year associate’s degree and a few years of work experience.

Spring registration reopens on Jan. 4. Students who have not passed all sections of the THEA or an alternative test, or are exempt due to high scores on SAT, ACT, or TAKS, must be advised before being allowed to register. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.

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