Mission and Program Learning Outcomes
The Interior Design program links intensive core-specific courses in interior design with a strong liberal arts component. The course of study develops technical skills and aesthetic principles essential for creating and planning interior spaces. Studio classes develop skills in space planning, floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and specifications. Drawings and presentations are additionally enhanced by knowledge and application of textiles and color. Business practice and communication skills are essential tools for entering the design workforce. This program culminates in a capstone course in portfolio development and an internship mentoring experience. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in the home furnishings field as in-house designers, design assistants, space planners, color consultants and managers in the retail home industries.