7. Alternatives to an Interior Design Degree – Independent Study
If you want to learn how to become an interior designer but the traditional path of design school isn’t for you, you can undergo independent study. You may have certain limitations in some states as to where you can work without licensure, and licensure requires education. However, there are many interior design career opportunities available for self-taught designers, provided that they have the same robust skills that a design school graduate does.
Here are the basic concepts you’ll need to study:
Principles of Interior Design
Read books and study other materials that cover the basics of interior design, including the principles of color, light, scale, and space. Learn how to design a space from concept to completion.
Drawing and Perspective
As an interior designer, you’ll need to create sketches of your ideas to show to clients. Learning how to draw