B.F.A. Interior Design


A multi-faceted profession, interior design shapes and creates the spaces and places where people live, work, gather, play and learn.

For the BFA Interior Design program, students develop creative and technical solutions to achieve a built interior environment that enhances quality of life, contributes to culture and brings artful living into everyday life. In a rapidly changing, highly technological world, interior design students will learn to protect the health, safety and well-being of society by solving modern, complex problems with innovative and cutting-edge lifestyle approaches and applications.

Students will create designs that adhere to code and regulatory requirements and conform to the principles of environmental sustainability as well as explore creative solutions. The interior design process includes research, analysis, and integration of knowledge to reflect a client’s taste and sensibility while fulfilling project goals.

The curriculum includes a liberal arts and visual design foundation, art and design history, and design theory. It builds on major courses in the broad fundamentals of interior design with advanced courses in studio that explore many sectors of design for the built environment.

Students in the BFA Interior Design program get practical experience through internships, extracurricular research projects, and collaborations with public and nonprofit partners so they can then confidently begin their careers as professional designers.

Major Required Courses

Intro to Interior Design
Drafting for Interiors
Architectural Drawing & Rendering
Architectural Lighting Design
Building Const. & Methods
Interior Design Studio
Design + Built Environment
Business Practices

Interior Design
Program Guide Sheet

4-Year Plan

Graduation Requirement

Minimum 120 GPA
Overall GPA above 2.0
Major GPA above 3.0