Concept to Construction and Everything in Between
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 in St. Louis
St. Louis has a large interior design community that you can tap into for field experience, internships, portfolio critiques and job prospects. Each year, we have numerous professional designers visit the school to give lectures and critiques. Graduates from our Interior Design program are working at some of the most prestigious firms in St. Louis and firms nationally ranked among the top 100 interior design firms in the country.
A design competition where participants build structures entirely out of canned food. The competition showcases the ingenuity of the St. Louis design community and benefits St. Louis area food banks.
Kimball Office Corporate Headquarter Tour
Tour of the Kimball corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, product test lab, product design and research facility and surface materials studio. The two-day tour also includes classroom learning sessions about wood veneer technology, sustainability and e-magine software.
Mock Interview Day
Eight to 10 interior designers and architects from leading firms in St. Louis visit Maryville University to individually critique and discuss student resumes and portfolios.
An exhibit showcasing the individual work of interior design students. Other work displayed at the exhibit includes metalsmithing, fiber work, drawing, painting, ceramics and sculptures