Interior Design – Program Features
Project Based Learning
Student chapters of professional organizations such as the International Interior Design Association, American Society of Interior Designers and the US Green Building Council provide networking opportunities and entry into interior design events.
The intensive BFA program includes the study of research and visualization methods, architectural principles, human factors, color, lighting, code issues, business practice, and the latest computer technologies. Students develop a diverse, competitive and professional portfolio and participate in the senior show. A required senior capstone project is the culmination of a student’s design skills, techniques, practices, creativity and values. Projects range from a variety of facility types including health care, hospitality, educational, retail and residential.
Graduates of Maryville’s Interior Design program take the national licensing exam administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and/or a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) exam.