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Career Preparation

Student explaining interior design project

 

Job placement for graduates is high because all interior design and fashion merchandising majors complete internships before graduation.

In many cases, our graduates receive job offers from their internship organizations, while others use the internship experience as a networking tool to seek out other job opportunities.

Graduate degrees are not required for most professional positions within the fashion industry. However, graduates who aspire to work as museum costume curators, college professors or in textile science and quality assurance will need graduate degrees.

 

For the 2016-2017 school year Bachelor of Science in Interior Design:

Graduation Rates 
21 out of 22 students from the class of 2017 graduated in *4 years from the Interior Design program.

Retention/Attrition 
100% of all **Interior Design majors enrolled during the spring 2016 semester returned in the fall 2016.

*The Interior Design program at TCU requires 4 years to complete. Some students choose to apply to the program after their first year at TCU. This requires them to attend TCU longer than 4 years.

**Interior Design majors who have been accepted into the Interior Design program through the 1st year portfolio review that occurs in the spring semester of the 1st year in the program.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs 
No students from the May 2017 graduating class applied to graduate school.

Job Placement Rates 
20 out of 22 Interior Design majors who graduated in May 2017 were employed full-time in the interior design industry by June 2017 and 2 out of 22 graduates chose to accept internships in lieu of full-time employment for summer 2017.

Below is a sample listing of companies who have hired TCU interior design and fashion merchandising graduates:

  • AVID Associates
  • Belk
  • Bennett Benner Partners
  • CallisonRTKL
  • Corgan
  • David Easton
  • Elle Magazine
  • Forrest Perkins
  • idGroup
  • Linda Fritschy Interior Design
  • Gensler
  • Good Fulton & Farrell
  • HKS, Inc.
  • JC Penney
  • Joseph Minton
  • Justin Boots
  • Krupp Agency
  • Lois Hill
  • Looney Associates
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Macy’s
  • Michael’s
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Rachel Mast Design
  • Paradigm Design Group
  • Seifert Murphy
  • Seitz Design
  • SJL
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Target
  • Wilson Associates
  • Ziegler Cooper Architects

 

Career Services

You’ll have access to a career consultant who works with fine arts students. This person’s expertise working with arts majors is a clear advantage for you. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant, who will assess and analyze what you need most. Whether you’re crafting a speech or preparing for a job interview, your career consultant is there on the sidelines — pushing you into the game. Launch your career with a simple phone call. Contact Christopher D’Auria at 817-257-2222.

 

Christopher D'Auria headshot

Christopher D’Auria
Career Consultant to the College of Fine Arts
817-257-2222

For more information about job opportunities, please visit:

Center for Career & Professional Development