The Interior Architecture + Design Program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The baccalaureate curriculum combines the techniques of the trade with the depth and breadth of a liberal arts education and includes an extensive thesis year-long project, a portfolio project, preparing students to work in a global market.
In addition to the University Studies skills and perspective, students who successfully complete this program will have an awareness, understanding and competency in program outcomes listed below. Upon successful completion of this academic degree program, students will demonstrate the following Program Outcomes (PO):
PO1 - Global Context: Graduates will have a global view and consider social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts in all aspects of their work.
PO2 - Collaboration: Graduates will participate in interdisciplinary experiences
PO3 - Business Practices and Professionalism: Graduates will understand the fundamental principles and processes that define the profession of Interior Architecture + Design.
PO4 - Human-Centered Design: Graduates will apply knowledge of human experience and behavior to designing the built environment.
PO5 - Design Process: Graduates will employ all aspects of the design process to creatively solve a design problem.
PO6 - Communication: Graduates will be effective communicators.
PO7 - History and Theory: Graduates will apply knowledge of history and theory of interiors, architecture, decorative arts, and art when solving design problems.
PO8 - Design Elements and Principles: Graduates will apply elements and principles of design.
PO9 - Light and Color: Graduates will apply color and lighting effectively in communication and design work.
PO10 - Products and Materials: Graduates will complete design solutions that integrate furnishings, products, materials, and finishes.
PO11 - Environmental Systems and Comfort: Graduates will use the principles of lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality in relation to environmental impact and human wellbeing.
PO12 - Construction: Graduates will understand interior construction and its interrelationship with base building construction and systems.
PO13 - Regulations and Guidelines: Graduates will apply laws, codes, standards, and guidelines that impact human experience of interior spaces.