The interior design business was developed by students in Southeast’s interior design program, which is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and affiliated with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Students working for Catapult Interiors will provide commercial and residential interior design services to clients in the Cape Girardeau community.
Initial consultation will be free. After the initial consultation, clients can select from three types of services — measuring the existing room and furnishings and developing a scaled floorplan; creating a rendered 3D view of the space; and selection of finishes and furniture appropriate for the space. There is also an option for clients to request other services that are not listed on the contract.
Through Catapult Interiors, students will gain business planning and practical interior design experience that will prepare them for a career in interior design, while providing the community with high-quality interior design services at a discounted rate. All services will be supervised by Dr. Michelle Brune, professor and National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified interior designer, and Morgan Campbell Schmid, interior design instructor.
The Multimedia Lab at Catapult Creative House provides students with access to the equipment and space needed to explore a myriad of media based projects. The lab houses equipment ranging from a vinyl plotter and inkjet printers to a tabletop photography studio. With access to the Multimedia Lab, students across campus will be able to collaborate with students in the Multimedia program to create: product photography and artwork; designing fliers, labels, and signage; social media and newsletter graphics; and t-shirt design.
Faculty in the Department of Art & Design partner with faculty in the General Education Program and the International Business Program to provide students with the opportunity to participate in international travel programs.
Students in the interior design program are required to complete a 120 work hour internship. This internship program is a very valuable experience for the student and often leads to full-time employment opportunities.
Recent internship locations include:
Directions in Design, St. Louis, MO
Drury Southwest, Inc., Cape Girardeau, MO
Hutson’s Fine Furniture, Cape Girardeau, MO
MidAmerica Hotels, Cape Girardeau, MO
RM COCO, Cape Girardeau, MO
Spellman Brady & Co., St. Louis, MO