The mission of the Department of Interior Design is to foster student learning that incorporates an holistic approach integrating design with architecture, stresses the three-dimensional use of space, considers the users’ awareness and experience of space, and instills a passion for good design that can shape and influence society.

The program provides a foundation that enables design students to:  

  • Follow safe, practical standards of construction and ergonomics.
  • Plan projects and effectively communicate those plans, visually, orally,
    and in writing.
  • Arrange space, color, light, texture, and other elements in harmony
    with existing architecture and the users’ requirements.
  • Apply strong general education to responsible professional practice.
  • Work interdependently with other designers and related professionals
    to produce a team product.
  • Understand the clients’ needs, both stated and discerned, and create environments that function accordingly.
IARC Graduation Pathways