The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is a four-year program of study (128 credit hours), that includes design studios, technical, specialized courses, and a required internship. Following the two-year Basic Studies sequence, students complete two years of Major Studies, an intensive series of specialized courses and studios on the professional practice of interior design.
The interior design program is a recognized source of academic excellence, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration in design.
The mission of the Interior Design Program is to prepare students for entry level positions in the interior design profession and to provide opportunities for students to explore the wide range of career options to fit their individual goals. A focus on professional practice including certification and licensure informs students of critical issues influencing practice in support of their career endeavors and promotes design leadership. Professional experiences including engagement with the DFW interior design community, a formalized internship structure, and exposure to a wide range of opportunities support the mission.
Embedded in our mission is the support of a diverse student population and embracing an open and inclusive culture. We seek to instill a sense of community, develop an awareness pf critical social issues, and integrate evidence-based design to inform practice. Life-long learning is nurtured and encouraged through our graduate programs, professional associations, and certification initiatives.
The Interior Design program is located in a vibrant hub of design in Dallas-Fort-Worth area and provides interior design students with a broad range of learning experiences that are supported by the design community. We encourage students to explore the wide range of opportunities presented throughout the area and beyond as they design their individual career path.
*** PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT INTERIOR DECORATING. ***
First and Second Year
- All entering students majoring in Interior Design are admitted into our Interior Design Basic Studies program.
- Interior Design Basic Studies, students complete 1st and 2nd year INTD/ARCH courses in the correct sequence and also complete their core curriculum. These courses must be completed before declaring major and enrolling in any 3000/4000 level ARCH/INTD courses.
- The Interior Design Program offers one freshman level course to gain exposure to the profession as an introductory class and to connect with other students in the program and to engage in program activities.
- The Interior Design Program offers two sophomore level courses to continue developing skills and knowledge of interior design practice; these courses allow students to connect with other students in the program and to engage in program activities.
- The Undergraduate Interior Design Program consists of a series of lectures and design studios that must be taken sequentially. The program will take a minimum of 8 semesters (4 years) to complete for both new freshmen and transfer students.
- The course sequencing for both the design and lecture courses has been designed to help students successfully complete the program. The course sequencing is strictly enforced.