Graphic designers use the art of arranging types, visual arts and page layout to produce a final product. Interior design is a multifaceted career field that includes creative and technical methods used to create a specific interior environment. Students who study exterior design often choose the career path of an architect. There are schools available to complete the education need for students pursuing careers in these three professional areas.

Exterior Design

The University of Cincinnati has exterior design programs with a focus on architecture on a bachelor's and master's level through the School of Architecture and Design. These programs teach students all aspects and requirements for the exterior of a building. The Bachelor in Architecture curriculum requires all its students to buy Apple Macintosh laptops for the first year computer course. There are Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture degree options, as well.

University of Cincinnati College of DAAP 5470 Aronoff Center P.O. Box 210016 Cincinnati, OH 45221 (513) 556-1376 daap.uc.edu/said

Graphic Design

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, was established in 1929. There are both undergraduate and graduate degrees available at the actual campus. Online Associate, Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degree programs are also available. The outcomes of the BFA program includes students being able to evaluate work in their field using professional terminology and recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends. The MFA program allows students to acquire the skills necessary to become advanced practitioners. The online degree programs yield associate, bachelor's, master's and online awards of completion that are a result of a personal enrichment program.

Academy of Art University 79 New Montgomery St., 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 415-274-2200 academyart.edu

Interior Design

Founded in 1916, New York School of Interior Design is billed as a national leader in design education. Students have the option of earning a Basic Interior Design certificate (BID), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or a Bachelor of Arts in the History of the Interior and the Decorative Arts (BA). Master of Fine Arts-Professional Level (MFA-1), Master of Fine Arts-Post Professional (MFA-2), and Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS) degrees are also an option at this learning institution. Courses for credit are also offered through the Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies.

New York School of Interior Design 170 E. 70th St. New York, NY 10021 212-472-1500 nysid.edu