If interior design is the right career for you, you probably already know it
Unfortunately, I was so gung ho about going to interior design schools, but I’d never bothered to stop and think about which one was the best, and which one might not give me quite the same education. For this reason, I was sorely disappointed by the first interior design school that I tried. In fact, I had to try three or four different interior design schools before I actually found one with the program that gave me what I needed for a successful career as an interior designer. Interior design schools, you see, are not like colleges. With normal four-year colleges, there are all kinds of sources to show you what program offers what, and which is likely to give you the best education in your chosen field. But with schools of interior design, you are often on your own to find out where to go to get the training that you desire.
There are some advantages to this set up. Interior designers are rarely judged on which interior design schools they go to. They are mostly judged by the results that they produce. Colleges of interior design, and their relative merits, are not well known by most clients, so if you do work that the client likes that is usually enough to earn their respect. Still, all in all, the interior design schools that you attend are the most important part of your education. What might take you a few months to learn under a good teacher at one of the best interior design schools will take you years to learn on your own, so it is to your advantage to find the best program for you. Many interior design schools will let you tour them before enrolling. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this fact.