The Interior Design Program has an excellent reputation within the design community, and we pride ourselves on high standards and professional work.
Our program is based on the foundations of the principles of sustainability with an equal representation of residential and commercial design. Course of study includes drafting and presentational drawings, textiles, product and furniture design, professional practice, and portfolio development.
We offer an ever-changing, state-of-the-art CAD facility consistently updated with the latest versions of software. In addition, cooperative learning experiences and internships are required to enrich the learning experience. Students are also exposed to live hands-on projects and have opportunities to travel abroad.
The consistently high placement statistics for our alumni attest to the level of knowledge, ability, and quality of education our students receive with the Interior Design major. The industry-wide acceptance of our program and the satisfaction of our alumni are reliable benchmarks with which to regard our program.
[A30220] Associate in Applied Science Degree Course Schedule
[C30220] Architectural Technology and Design Certificate Course Schedule
[C30220D] Interior Design - Digital Imaging and Design Certificate Course Schedule
The Interior Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and nonresidential interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices, and aesthetic principles and design process.
Curriculum content includes residential and nonresidential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, and universal design. Also included are basic design, code standards, history of interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, business practices, visual presentations, and sustainable principles.
Graduates should qualify for interior design opportunities in numerous residential and commercial environments such as hospitality, corporate, mercantile, educational, and healthcare. Interior designers also have employment opportunities in real estate, entertainment, visual merchandising, government, sales and marketing, and other specialties dealing with interiors.
As a part of the learning environment, students participate in a 20-hour-a-week cooperative learning experience their senior semester. Students gain real world knowledge and experience through industry and design professionals.
Upon successful completion of the Interior Design program, the student should be able to:
- Utilize the fundamental principles and elements of design to create a unified environment.
- Design an environment using sound space planning principles.
- Visually communicate design concepts.
- Create harmonious hue schemes.
- Identify and design interiors based on historical periods or design styles.
- Apply ethical business practices.