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Our faculty is composed of award-winning artists and designers who are leaders in their various disciplines and media, and who actively produce and exhibit their creative work. As artists and educators, they believe art has a unique power to change our world and make it a more beautiful, generous, rich and open place.
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Degree Details
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Art and Design (INTD-IART)
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 66 credit hours (Choice of 2 tracks) + Electives: 6 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
History of Architecture and Design
Design, Construction and Details for Interiors
Art and Design
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
ACU’s bachelor of science degree 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, the program will equip you with unique problem-solving techniques to creatively plan and design environments that protect the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.
Outside the Classroom
Our interior design students are expected to complete an internship for course credit during the summer after their junior year. The internship can be in residential or commercial design areas and must meet a strict set of guidelines. In addition to the curriculum requirements these internships serve to develop the professional network and facilitate job placements after graduation.
The interior design program in conjunction with the Department of Art and Design also offers summer study travel opportunities. Past destinations include England, France, Austria, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Italy. These trips are excellent opportunities to earn credit hours while experiencing the arts abroad.
Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Study abroad
- Student exhibitions
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
ACU’s interior design program will prepare you to serve a variety of roles in the design profession. Many of our graduates have joined residential and commercial design and architectural firms across the United States. Others have successfully completed graduate degrees in architecture and interior design.
You’ll be challenged to develop aesthetic, technical and creative skills to succeed in the job market as you prepare for such careers as:
- Art Consultant
- Interior Architect
- Store Planner
- Design Project Manager
- Fashion Designer
- Museum Consultant