The Interior Design program prepares students to design innovative, functional, supportive, and responsible interior environments that positively impact the quality of life.
The curriculum develops students' skills and knowledge in color and design, construction documents, space planning, building and interior systems, materials and finishes, historical interiors, building and barrier-free codes, and a variety of computer based drawing. The needs of special populations and the mandates that regulate the field of interior design are emphasized.
Our undergraduate program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and emphasizes application of evidence based design. Our graduates are typically focusing on: corporate, hospitality, health care, high end residential, retail design and education design.
The Interior Design program leading to the BS or BA in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level Interior Design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional Interior Design organizations. The BS or BA in Interior Design granted by Illinois State University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more inforamtion about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.