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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Faculty and students present at EDRA 47 in Raleigh May 25, 2016

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Appalachian State students again take home top honors at SOURCE Awards May 18, 2016

Appalachian State University students Elizabeth Hundley, Megan Everhart and Kaitlyn Hutchens have been named SOURCE Awards winners for their...

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CIDA reaffirms Interior Design accreditation Apr 25, 2016

The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has reaffirmed accreditation of the Appalachian State Interior Design program until 2022.

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