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).
We encourage our students to:
- Push the boundaries
- Take risks
- 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
Ally Mangini, an interior design student at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, won a 2018 SOURCE Award for her lighting design...
By Mary Anne Savage
Emma Morris, a senior enrolled in the Department of Applied Design's interior design program, has received top honors in the Planning and Visual...