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Arts and Design Accredited vocational schools offer a number of certificates and degrees at various levels for those looking to create a career in arts and design. With a degree or certificate in arts and design you can prepare for a career working in a variety of setting, with the skills and knowledge necessary for your specific area of interest. Areas of arts and design can include photography, interior design, animation, commercial art, Feng Shui, video game design, and fashion design. Coursework for a career in arts and design may include the study of computer aided drafting (CAD), drawing, architecture, ergonomics, marketing, merchandising, and more. By obtaining an accredited education in one or more areas of arts and design you can also prepare for a career in technology and multimedia.


Fashion Design

With a career in fashion design you will work designing clothing and accessories, researching current fashions, creating sketches, attending fashion shows, selecting colors and material, and more. Accredited degrees are available from several vocational schools and offer courses in sewing, fashion history, computer aided design, anatomy, math, and more. Graduates of a fashion design program will be able to find employment in design firms, department stores, wholesale firms, and other design companies working as a jewelry designer, clothing designer, shoe designer, fashion merchandiser, and more. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is an organization that provides programs with scholarships and supports professional development.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the art of placing ones household and environmental belongings in a given space to balance energy. There are several types of Feng Shui that students can choose to specialize in including traditional or classical and intuitive or modern. With an accredited degree or certificate from a vocational program you can become a Feng Shui Consultant and train to harmonize a variety of spaces. Interior designers learn to use the art of Feng Shui to create a peaceful and practical space for their clients to live or work in. Feng Shui Institute International (FSII) is an organization that offers membership to promote continued education to Feng Shui practitioners.

Interior Design

Interior designers work in a variety of settings to enhance the look and functionality of interior living spaces. Interior designers are trained to select lighting, furniture, artwork, window coverings, and other decorative items to create a more pleasing look to the space. Vocational programs offer students classes in drawing, architecture, furniture design, ergonomics, and blueprint reading, while teaching them to work with electricians, architects, building contractors, and other professionals. As a professional interior designer you will be able to design, sketch, shop for, and accessorize living spaces based on the clients' specific desires. The NCIDQ, otherwise known as the National Council Interior Design Qualification provides licensing exams for graduates to become registered or licensed interior designers.


Accrediting agencies like the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) are available to provide full accreditation to schools and colleges that offer programs in arts and design. When looking to enroll in an educational program it is important to ensure that it carries accreditation in order to receive a quality education.


From the above menu select a program of interest to learn about a career in the world of arts and design. Contact several schools and colleges to request more information regarding the degree or certificate program of your choice.

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