What Can I Do With a Major In Furnishings and Interiors?
UGA Specific Information for Furnishings and Interiors
Furnishings and Interiors (FI) is an interior design program distinctly focused on residential design and offers students a unique and rewarding opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to work in a professional design firm. The program in addition to offering a specialized instruction in kitchen and bath design accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) offers design studios in hospitality, adaptive re-use and visual merchandising/ retail. The FI program provides an interdisciplinary and experiential learning experience that develops your creative and technical skills in order to create innovative design solutions that promote health, safety and wellbeing within the interior built environment.
Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Furnishings and Interiors*
** Includes Self-Employed
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CAMPUS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
- National Kitchen and Bath Association Student Chapter
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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - Organization of Black Designers • National Kitchen and Bath Association • International Interior Design Association • IAmerican Society of Interior Designers • U.S. Green Building Council • Organization of Black Designers • Advanced Functional Fabrics of America
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Furnishings and Interiors majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Dukes Clothier||Regional Sales Director||JL Design Nashville||Design Assistant||Julie Couch Interiors||Interior Designer||Lauren DeLoach Interiors||Junior Designer||Lauren Robbins||Interior Designer||Robert Brown Interior Design||Project Manager||Stephanie Jarvis Inc.||Junior Designer||The Designery||Designer||Wesley Foundation||Intern|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Furnishings and Interiors majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.