Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Two female students touch a project on a tabletop in studio during open house
An assortment of student graphic work covers the atrium wall like a quilt
 Viewed from behind the shoulder, a woman works on a computer. Architectural drawings and sketches are spread out around her.
 A triptych view of 3 different students working on architectural projects. A man leans close over a drawing board and uses a straightedge to draw a line. A hand dips a paintbrush into a color, with other supplies covering the table. A woman presses a finger on top of the roof of a building model she is working on.
 Viewed from behind the chair, a seated woman holds up a section of an architectural model and studies it intently, Other pieces and tools for the model are on the table in front of her.
 close-up view of hands cutting a piece for a model. On the worktable are scraps of material and a bottle of glue on its side
A woman leans in close to a drawing that she is working on

The CIDA-accredited BFA in Interior Design offers a professional undergraduate education that prepares students to enter practice immediately upon graduation or to pursue further graduate-level education.

The major in Interior Design follows a curriculum that culminates in the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Students entering the BFA major have a common core with Architecture majors in the first year. In the second year, a group of common courses for both majors ensures that Interior Design students have an understanding of fundamental architectural issues including programming, building structure and envelope, building materials, mechanical systems, and lighting before beginning to study the organization of interior space as a specialty. The common core makes it possible for students in either track to move with little difficulty from one program to the other before the second year.

The Interior Design program was granted a full six-year accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation in 2016. The program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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