Okay so I've always loved Art and Maths but decided to do hospitality management as I felt that with my personality this industry suits me and I've also always wanted to study pastry after getting a management degree but then halfway i started realising what it would actually be like in this industry. I'm a very family person and for 2 years have not spent Christmas, New Year, Easter and most of the summer holidays with my family! This has turned me off so much on being in this industry no matter how much i've enjoyed my work (during my 1 year internship and now my part time). I just wish that I didn't have to miss such important events or holidays with my family. I've also always given architecture, interior designing (something to do with art and building or designing) a thought as it has also always enticed me and given that I come from a family of engineers and architects, therefore it must be in the genes! So now I'm thinking what if I could do hospitality interior designing instead? I've read so much about it and it definitely sounds something I would enjoy doing! But then what do I do? How do I get there? I'm currently on my final year in uni doing International Hospitality Management but then what's next for me? Do I take another degree? A diploma? Not really sure on what path to take to become an interior designer that could specialise in hospitality... if anybody can give me an advice that would be great!
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- 03-02-2017 00:44
(Original post by miine001)
- 04-02-2017 12:54
But then what do I do? How do I get there? I'm currently on my final year in uni doing International Hospitality Management but then what's next for me? Do I take another degree? A diploma? Not really sure on what path to take to become an interior designer that could specialise in hospitality... if anybody can give me an advice that would be great!
However I can say that unfortunately, you won't be able to get Student Finance funding for a second degree or other uni or lower level qualifications in that type of field. Anything below postgrad level will have to be self-funded or sponsored by an employer.
Having said that, there is now a Postgraduate Loan. If you can find a Masters degree, you may be able to go that route. However with that kind of design-based course, it's probable that you'll be expected to have more of an arts/design background and have a portfolio. Worth checking out though.
If you can afford £700, the Chelsea College of Arts offers a five day beginner's course in hotel interior design:
Five days isn't going to qualify you for anything, but it's a foot in the door and it will at least demonstrate your commitment. You'd need to do some research into whether it has any sort of currency or credibility within the industry though. No point shelling out that sort of money if your course completion certificate just gets laughed at.