Explore a Career in Interior Design

Published on: March 12, 2008

If you are one of the millions of fans of TV's do-it-yourself shows, you know how different designers bring different results. Each designer presents a unique view to the client and offers individualized design.  If you would like to follow in the footsteps of your favorite designer, visit the Interior Design Open House at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

The Open House will be held on Friday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in CLB 112.  Visitors to the open house will meet with faculty from the nationally recognized program and learn about the different classes and programs available.  The interior design lab and teaching facilities will be open for touring.

LSC-Kingwood's program is one of the few schools in the state to be endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).   Students can pursue either a two-year associate of applied science degree in interior design or a one-year certificate in home decorating. Certificate students focus on residential design while they prepare for design assistant positions with interior designers or in related retail firms. Topics include: design and color theory, space planning, furniture history, drafting and presentation boards.

The associate of applied science degree program prepares students to work in interior design and architectural firms, showrooms, and corporate design offices. Course offerings cover both residential and commercial design problems. Advanced topics include: construction technology, lighting design, computer-aided drafting and business practices. Associate degree students have the opportunity to participate in an internship program which allows them to work with prominent designers throughout the greater Houston area.

To learn more about the Open House or the Interior Design Program call program director, Susan Ouren at 281-312-1639. 

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://kingwood.lonestar.edu/.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.