The art institute of Colorado by The Art Institutes International

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program description career opportunities assistant designer autocad drafter retail kitchen and bath sales showroom/sample librarian builder s consultant cabinet designer project manager manufacturer s representative marketing specialist and space planner kitchen bath design what is kitchen bath design the kitchen bath design program at the art institute of colorado is a specific area of interior design that prepares students to meet the highest demands of the growing industry with the understanding that a designer needs the indispensable foundational and technical skills to function effectively as a professional the program highlights different areas of kitchen and bath design including technical drawing and construction to marketing and promotion practices within the industry the curriculum combines various skill sets to help students create original designs that offer not only aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces but are consistent with established kitchen and bath trends faqs what is kitchen bath design an arm of interior design kitchen bath design is the creation or remodeling of two specific areas of a home kitchen bath design strives to create functional comfortable and aesthetically pleasing spaces that cater to individual needs and wants the industry includes decorative plumbing hardware cabinetry and appliances what skill sets do i need to work in kitchen and bath design kitchen and bath designers require a combination of both technical and conceptual skills including · develop and present advanced concept ideas · demonstrate proficiency in architectural drafting technical perspective and specification of products and materials · skill in appropriate selection of materials fixtures and equipment based on project requirements and aesthetic criteria · advanced knowledge of industry-related software and computer applications · apply industry guidelines to generate design solutions for the client needs what career industries can graduates with a degree in kitchen bath design pursue students who earn an aas in kitchen bath design are prepared to seek employment in various industry areas including manufacturing building consultation interior design firms private clientele kitchen distributors and remodeling companies associate of applied science curriculum year one students begin learning the fundamentals of design and architectural drafting while developing competencies in computer applications products and materials courses fundamentals of design architectural drafting history of kitchen and bath materials and estimates color theory introduction to computer-aided applications products and appliances critical thinking and general education requirements year two students build upon the foundational and technical skills associated with kitchen and bath design and move into the advanced stages of design and construction with an emphasis in marketing courses advanced design studio portfolio design construction applications advanced computer-aided applications marketing and promotions and electives general education to enhance all programs of study students are required to take general education courses to complement the technical training they receive with a broad and comprehensive foundation of knowledge general education courses are designed to increase skills knowledge and critical thinking that students need to be successful lifelong learners technology facilities to enhance the curriculum resources and technology are available to design students software utilized includes gerber products adobe illustrator and adobe photoshop 20/20 and autocad in addition students have access to a complete resource room equipped with materials fabrics drawing tables and design resource books supplied by industry professionals internships and externships students are encouraged to participate and seek out intern/externships in kitchen and bath with distributors design firms or show rooms internship fairs are held on a quarterly basis to support students in their search for internships the ar t i nstitu te of c olorado 2009-2011 50 51 the art insti tute of colora do 2009-2011