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Interior Design


Interior designers apply artistic and technical solutions that promote health, safety and welfare in the building environment. The program offers instruction for students who wish to practice professional residential or commercial interior design.

Completion of this degree enables graduates to complete two certifications. 1. National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Because we are accredited by the NKBA, graduates are eligible to take the certification exam, and they also are exempted from the normal two-year experience requirement. 2. National Council for Interior Design (NCIDQ Accreditation by the NCIDQ qualifies students to take the certification exam after two years of full-time experience with a NCIDQ certificate holder.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with qualified faculty in a small class environment.
  • Be prepared to take the AKBD and NCIDQ national certification exams.
  • Have access to an experiential learning lab with iPads, group study workstations, and access to latest technology and software.
  • Have the opportunity to complete work on real design projects with actual clients.

What You'll Study

  • DS205 History of Interiors
  • DS211 Basic Kitchen & Bath Design
  • DS313 Sustainable Design
  • DS330 Lighting & Electrical Systems

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Drury Southwest, Inc.
  • Mosby Building Arts
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lowes

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Illinois State University


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