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.
The mission of the Interior Architecture + Design Program is to provide an educational experience which guides the ethical and professional development of future design professionals. The program emphasizes and encourages professional participation and promotes a global perspective. The baccalaureate curriculum combines the techniques of the trade with the depth and breadth of a liberal arts education preparing students to work in a global market.
In addition to the University Studies skills prospective students who successfully complete this program will have an awareness, understanding and competency in program outcomes listed below.
Upon successful completion of the IAD academic degree program, students will demonstrate:
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 principles, processes, and responsibilities that define the profession and the value 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 Graduates will apply knowledge of history of interiors, architecture, decorative arts, and art.
PO8 - Design Elements and Principles: Graduates will apply elements and principles of design.
PO9 - Light and Color: Graduates will apply principles and theories of light and color effectively to environmental impact and human wellbeing.
PO10 - Products and Materials: Graduates will complete design solutions that integrate furnishings, products, materials, and finishes.
PO11 - Environmental Systems and Human Wellbeing: Graduates will use the principles of acoustics, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, water and waste systems 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.