The award-winning Interior Design program prepares students for the challenges of this dynamic discipline. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program integrates study of the functional, artistic and practical career components of the interior design profession and is built on a foundation in the liberal arts.
Student Learning Goals:
• Offer in-depth studio training in creative ideation, concept development, program analysis and space planning for a wide variety of interior environments;
• Engage students in studio projects and lecture-based content areas including: universal design, building codes, materials & finishes applications, architectural history, as well as design practice specialties such as retail, commercial, residential, hospitality, healthcare, lighting, and furniture;
• Develop students‘ expertise in traditional media, such as sketching and rendering, as well as in current CAD, 3-D visualization programs and presentation methods; and
• Prepare graduates with the educational background needed to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) certification exam, and other emerging professional credentials.
Our classes are held in Reisman Hall, which features an innovative lighting lab, extensive materials library, and several state-of-the art computer studio labs.
A mandatory internship provides students with hands-on experience in a professional design environment, as well as an opportunity for networking. Academic experiences culminate with original Capstone research and design projects. Students are taught by an integrated faculty of master educators and working professionals with affiliations in professional organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). Faculty also hold distinguished credentials such as NCIDQ certificates, LEED-AP accreditations and New York State Certified Interior Designer licensure.