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Navigating the Art College Selection Process. Eric J Kaster. [email protected] 614-222-3234. 3.34 million Americans work in the arts. Employment for Interior Designers is expected to grow 19% between 2006 to 2016. 97% of employers say that creativity is of increasing

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3.34 million Americans

work in the arts.

Employment for

Interior Designers

is expected to grow 19%


2006 to 2016.

97% of employers say that creativity is of increasing

importance, but 85% say they are unable

to find the applicants they seek.

By 2016, jobs for artists

and designers

are predicted to

grow by 42%

Sources: National Endowment of the Arts,

U.S. Department of Labor, U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Americans for the Arts.

Differentials when comparing schools

Differentials When Comparing Schools

Questions to ask in order to find the right fit

1). Size of the Institution

2). Accreditation

3). Location

4). Affordability

5). Innovative (forward thinking)

6). Student Services (support services)

Size of institution
Size of Institution

Small School vs Large

Smaller schools often provide more personalized attention and a greater sense of community.

Larger schools may give some students a sense of anonymity where they can engage on their own terms.



  • (NASAD)

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design

  • The Higher Learning Commission

  • Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA—formerly FIDER)

  • (AICAD)

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design

Location location location
Location, Location, Location

City or Suburban?

City schools may provide greater access to industry leaders, culture, and intern opportunities.

Suburban schools are removed from congestion and parking issues.

Bottom line
Bottom Line


Make sure you do the math, Don’t forget to account for hidden costs like housing and technology requirements, these are not always included in the published tuition!

Compare Apples to Apples; Less expensive doesn’t mean better, try and shop colleges based on their ability to provide you a quality education.

Innovation in curriculum
Innovation in Curriculum

Cave Paintings to IPad

The world is changing and schools owe it to you to change along with it. As industry and industry needs change, schools must adapt with new methods of teaching and stay current with the tools being used.

  • Practicum & Business Courses

  • Real World Projects

  • Intern Opportunities

Student services support
Student Services & Support

Retention is the new buzz word these days in higher education; what is your school doing to help ensure your success?

A Chicken with no Bones is a “Rubber Chicken” or

A Building with no Interior Structure will Collapse!

  • Financial Counseling

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Time Management Workshops

  • Tutoring or “Bridge” Programming

  • Social Engagement Opportunities

  • Career Service Support

Application financial aid
APPLICATION & Financial Aid

The When and How?

Application: Sept./Oct.

Letters of Recommendation

Personal Statement or Essay


Portfolio (last) prior to March?

File FAFSA: Jan – March 1st

Be aware of merit award deadlines

And check in frequently to be sure

Your application is complete!

Preparation begins early
Preparation Begins Early!

The Early Bird Gets the Scholarship

  • Take advantage of the following

  • to gain knowledge and skills:

  • Connect at

    • College Fairs

    • National Portfolio Days

    • Campus Events

    • High School Visits

    • Social Media

  • Test Drive

    • Summer College Preview

    • Continuing Ed Classes