Education and Experience
To be a successful interior designer, you need more than a great sense of style to create beautiful living spaces and work environments. As a student in the Interior Design program at Maryville University, you will receive the education and practical experience required to build a career in this field.
Learn more about our programs: Interior Design, B.F.A.
About the Interior Design Program
In our unique program, you will learn how to enhance the quality of life and increase the productivity of your clients while ensuring the health and safety of the public. We will teach you how to analyze a client’s needs and goals and, based on those findings, you will design spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and in accordance with safety codes and standards.
The B.F.A. in Interior Design is an intensely focused professional degree program that facilitates development of a mature, diverse and competitive portfolio. Topics of study include design theory, concept development, human and environmental factors, architectural drawing, computer-aided design and drafting, furniture design and construction, codes, business practices and presentation techniques. As a student of the program, you will touch on all aspects of interior design including lighting, color, materials, finishes, spatial planning and furnishings.
Interior design positions exist within design and architectural firms, furniture dealerships and major corporations. Primary career growth areas include ergonomics, healthcare, hospitality, kitchen and bath and green design (environmentally sustainable).