What is an Interior Architecture and Design Degree?
The Interior Architecture and Design program prepares students to become professional designers through education, experience, and examination. Students learn to design interior environments that enhance the function and quality of life, increase productivity, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Faculty prepare students for research-based problem-solving and experiential education rooted in studio instruction, service learning, and internships that encompass cultural, environmental, and historical perspectives. The program is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and faculty hold professional certifications in NCIDQ and LEED AP.
Our program will allow you to explore:
- Creative problem-solving
- Design Thinking
- Global/cultural perspective
- Inclusive design
- Interior architecture design technologies
- Interior construction & building systems
- Life safety and codes
- Space planning
- Sustainable design strategies
- Visual Communication
Students engage in a studio-intensive curriculum that emphasizes research-informed and creative problem-solving. The curriculum underscores the importance of cultural, environmental, and historical perspectives in the design process.
Watch these videos to learn what it’s like to be a student in the Interior Architecture and Design major.
Interior Architecture and Design Curriculum
Major in Interior Architecture and Design
Get Inspired Design Library
The Department of Design and Merchandising supports a resource called the Design Library, which is similar to what you would find in professional architecture and interior design firms. The library serves as in inspiration to students through it’s collection of the most up-to-date, futuristic materials, products, and finishes.
Interior Architecture and Design News
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The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Design granted by Colorado State University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). Get more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility.