Welcome to the Interior Design Program

The interior design program is a four‐year, professional degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree. Our curriculum provides an educational foundation that prepares students to enter the interior design profession and positions the student to seek professional status through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam as well as state‐specific licensure. The program combines lecture and studio courses and is a balance of theoretical and pragmatic approaches. Environmental responsibility in design is a focus of the program and is woven holistically throughout the curriculum. The program is located within the Department of Applied Design in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and by the  National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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We encourage our students to:

  • Push the boundaries
  • Take risks
  • Explore
  • Experiment
  • Be thoughtful designers
  • Try something new
  • Step outside boundaries of comfort
  • Think outside their own experiences
  • Grow, evolve, and continually change
  • Consider meaning, context and history
  • Be able to make informed design decisions
  • Think critically
  • Appropriately defend design decisions
  • Be globally aware
  • Be culturally sensitive

Latest News

Associate Professor Alex Poorman, who was recently awarded the IFDA Education Foundation's Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant, works with second year student Alanna Wilson. Photo by Meghan McCandless

Interior design professor awarded Universal Design Grant Aug 11, 2017

Alex Poorman, associate professor of interior design in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University, has been awarded the...

Group Photo, Design Camp Participants and Instructors

Expanding Awareness Aug 11, 2017

For the first time, Appalachian State University...

Alex Poorman

Interior design faculty member named IIDA-Carolinas 2017 Educator of the Year Jul 18, 2017

Associate Professor of Interior Design Alex Poorman has received the Carolinas Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)...

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