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Interior Design (BS)

Designed for success.

A career in interior design is part creative, part science, part business: designing and decorating functional and attractive spaces on time and on budget—and knowing why those design choices matter.

ACU’s Bachelor of Science in interior design explores how the technical and aesthetic aspects of interior design affect a diversity of populations within residential and non-residential environments. Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), this program prepares you with unique problem-solving techniques to creatively plan and design environments that protect the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
Major Requirements: 66 credit hours (Choice of 2 tracks)
Electives: 6 credit hours
Total Required: 128 credit hours
Concentrations 2
Department Art and Design
School/College College of Arts and Sciences


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Design Drawing
  • History of Architecture and Design
  • Interior Components
  • Design, Construction and Details for Interiors
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  • Art Track
  • Business Track

What can you do after graduation?

  • Art Consultant
  • Interior Architect
  • Store Planner
  • Design Project Manager
  • Fashion Designer
  • Preservationist
  • Museum Consultant
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Clubs and Activities

By design, much of what art and design students do in the classroom is hands-on. Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:

  • Study abroad
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Student exhibitions
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts

About the Department of Art and Design

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Our versatile faculty in the Department of Art and Design is made up of award-winning artists; we are leaders in our various disciplines and media, artists that actively produce and exhibit our creative work. As artists and educators, we believe that art has a unique power to change our world, to make it a more beautiful, generous, rich and open place.

Alice Pratt Brown Art Hall is home to spacious studios, computer labs, specialized classrooms and a woodshop. Advanced students have competitive access to private and shared studio space. The Hall is also home to the Clover Virginia Shore Art Gallery and a sculpture courtyard.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.