Interior Architecture Design (B.S.)


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in interior architecture design that prepares graduates to be future leaders and innovators in the global design industry.

Indiana State's Interior Architecture Design Program offers a dynamic and progressive curriculum supported by top-notch facilities, frequent field trips, an active professional advisory board, and a faculty of practicing designers and scholars from around the world.  Our graduates can be found successfully practicing interior design from California to New York as well as abroad.

  • Coursework emphasizes professional preparation, integrating the complex aesthetic, technical, and theoretical aspects of commercial, institutional, residential, and product design.
  • Internships provide students with invaluable industry experience.  Our students have completed internships with prominent architecture and interior design firms in Chicago, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Louisville, and Atlanta. Students typically complete their internships during the summer between their junior and senior years.
  • Classes are small, typically with only 15-17 students. Program facilities include design studios equipped with individual computer work stations outfitted with leading industry software.
  • Students participate in studio projects, critiques, exams, design competitions, presentations, and research papers.  Outside jurors frequently participate in student critiques. Community-based projects are frequently undertaken in design studios.
  • To further enhance their future professional careers, students become members of Indiana State’s IDEA as well as three professional organizations: American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA)
  • Indiana State’s program is one of only 159 programs worldwide to be accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER). Additionally, the program is one of only 18 four-year programs in America to be accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Design Association (NKBA). The program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

Note: For information on program facilities, entrance requirements, the sophomore portfolio review, and senior thesis exhibit, visit Interior Architecture Design.

Required Courses


Interior designers are employed by interior design and architectural firms, corporate facilities management offices, governmental offices, trade showrooms, and exhibit design offices in museums, or they may work freelance.

Career opportunities include the following:

  • Residential interior designer
  • Contract/commercial interior designer
  • Institutional designer
  • Kitchen and bath designer
  • Home office designer
  • Store planning designer
  • Office designer
  • Healthcare/daycare designer
  • Hotel/restaurant designer
  • Corporate facilities manager
  • Healthcare facility manager
  • Facilities planner
  • Workplace safety/productivity manager
  • Manufacturer's representative
  • Sales manager
  • Furniture designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Set designer
  • Textile designer
  • Interior design educator/researcher
  • Design journalist

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In addition, the Interior Architecture Design Program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER), the National Kitchen and Bath Design Association (NKBA), and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Department of Built Environment
College of Technology
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Built Environment
College of Technology
Indiana State University