Interior designers, experts in creating human-centered environments, have a deep understanding of the relationship between people and their physical surroundings.
The Interior Design curriculum provides an understanding of three-dimensional concepts as they relate to space, function and aesthetic resolution. Students gain excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills through group interaction and teaming. Students are exposed to color and lighting theory, materials specifications, business and career practices, universal design, ADA and sustainability as well as technical knowledge in building construction methods, passive and active environmental control systems, building codes and construction documents. Studio coursework includes residential, hospitality, retail, office, healthcare, multi-story/multi-purpose design and special topics, which may be community-based, charitable or socially relevant projects.
Program facilities equipment
The interior design studio has a dedicated studio workspace and lecture area. A reference library, media center, photographic equipment, and imaging sciences labs for computer output are available along with access to lighting and color labs. 3D printing, Imaging System Lab, state-of-the-art plotting center, and Construct Lab. Computer labs are equipped with Macintosh and PC systems. The software includes AutoCAD, Revit, Trimble SketchUp, Shaderlight, Vectorworks, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.
Program job titles reported
Architectural Designer; Interior Designer; Project Manager
Select program hiring partners
1849 Design, Arhaus Furniture, Best Tile, Buffalo Office Interiors, Clark Patterson Lee, Corning Incorporated, Ferguson Enterprises, LLC., Gensler, Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Sedgwick Business Interiors, Staach, The H. Chambers Company, Wegmans Food Markets
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