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

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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)...

Student award winners pictured with Eaton representatives

Appalachian students bring home honors in international lighting design competition May 31, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, an Appalachian State University student has won first place in the annual SOURCE awards competition, hosted by...

Ribbon Cutting for new Broyhill Commons Close

Interior Design Undergraduate Students Re-design Broyhill Commons Apr 20, 2017

On January 21, 2016 Sarah Dickert, Caroline Malak and Madeleine McKenzie received an offer to partake in the redesign of Broyhill Commons located...

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