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The Interior Design program enables graduates to analyze problems, synthesize information, and implement design solutions supportive of the needs of people and the environment. The program emphasizes synthesizing of information and creative problem solving based on interdisciplinary experiences and communicating solutions. The program enables graduates to adapt to a changing world by drawing on history and multidisciplinary experience and applying principles of research. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The core of the program includes courses addressing space planning, drafting, design graphics, color theory, building systems, materials and finishes, human factors, computer-aided drafting and design, design development, textiles, lighting, residential and contract design, and professional practice. Detailed information is available from instructors regarding equipment and supplies to be purchased by students for individual courses in this program. Internships present an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical, on-the-job training and are highly recommended. Experiential learning opportunities in the community augment the program. Students tour a variety of settings including offices, museums, factories, showrooms, retail outlets, and construction sites. Supportive courses are offered in art and business. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in commercial and residential design, sales, historic preservation, and showroom management.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

  • Human Development and Environmental Studies Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 207
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2336
  • Fax: 724-357-5941
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.