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Information Session


133/141 West 21st Street, Room: 1104C

Open to the public

Moderator: Carol Bentel

Architect, partner, Bentel & Bentel Architects; chair, BFA Interior Design Department, School of Visual Arts

Spend an evening with some of our continuing education interior design faculty; learn about the world of interior design and how our courses can get you started in the profession. There will be time at the end of the program for questions and answers.

Interior Design

Interior designers work in both public and private spaces, including restaurants, hospitals, corporate offices and healthcare facilities. They must take into account the practical consideration of different spaces as well as aesthetic concerns of light, color and materials. They must also adeptly handle clients, understand their needs and expectations and be able to communicate the best solutions.


"Interior designers work in both public and private spaces—and must consider the unique user needs and concerns of each."

A successful interior designer will therefore need both sides of their brain to combine logic and aesthetics to create functional and beautiful spaces. It is a very exciting field that is ever-evolving as fashions change and new concerns arise—such as the concern for the environment and sourcing sustainable materials.

If you want to pursue a career in interior design, start by taking one of our design courses.

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