What can I do with a major in Furnishings and Interiors?
UGA Specific Information for Furnishings and Interiors
The Furnishings and Interiors major at the University of Georgia is an interior design program distinctly focused on residential design and is structured to give students skills needed to work in a professional design firm. Students develop creativity, problem-solving, and technical skills to meet the needs of future clients. The curriculum is focused on providing creative design solutions that promote health, safety, and well-being within the built environment. Course of study includes design fundamentals; graphic communication; illustration and presentation methods; computer-aided drawing; 3-D computer modeling and rendering; design studio core; textiles; lighting design; history of architecture and design; specification and estimating; business practices; ADA codes and compliance; and LEED and sustainability, among others. The program also offers students specialized instruction in kitchen and bath design and the program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Assocaition (NKBA).
Students will be prepared to complete projects ranging from minor renovations to new construction. Careers in this field focus on creating spaces that are functional, sustainable, and aesthetically attractive.
Employers Hiring UGA Furnishings and Interiors for the Class of 2016*
Chick-fil-A, Inc. | GSB Architects, Inc. | Jim Helman Flooring | Robert Brown Interior Design
Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Furnishings and Interiors Majors
ARTERIORS Homes | Ashton Woods Homes | Betty Burgess Design | Crosby Design Group | Decor 55 | Gensler | Heidi Walker Interior Design | Huff-Dewberry, LLC | Jeffrey Bilhuber and Associates | Kampfe de Stijl-Architecture , Interiors | Kemble Interiors | Mallory Mathison Fine Interior Design | Matheny Goldmon Architects , Interiors | Peace Design | Pineapple House Interior Design | Sara Ray | Susan Lapelle Interiors | The Collier Companies
Job Titles of UGA Furnishings and Interiors Majors for the Class of 2016*
Assistant Interior Designer | Project Manager | Sales Rep and Project Manager | Team Member
Possible Job Titles for UGA Furnishings and Interiors Majors
Assistant Designer | Customer Service Specialist | Design Assistant | Design Associate | Designer | Interior Designer | Junior Designer | Junior Interior Designer | Showroom Assistant and Consultant
UGA Furnishings and Interiors Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.
-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities.
-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.
Supplemental Career Research Dashboard
Additional Career Research Resources
O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
Career Insider: Vault Guides (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)
Candid Career (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "CandidCareer.com". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)