Interior Design Technology

About the Major

Interior design aims to improve the function and quality of interior spaces. Interior designers collaborate with professionals in the architectural, construction, mechanical, and electrical trades. In the major, your training will focus on the design process, aesthetics, and space utilization. Other important concepts of the program include knowledge of building codes, as well as an understanding of laws and standards for interior products. Both a two-year associate of science and four-year bachelor of science degrees are offered.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: artistic ability, attention to detail, visualization and design skills, understanding building codes, use of computer-aided design software, problem-solving skills, and communication and interpersonal skills.

Engaged Learning Experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes.  Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IUPUI’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Color and design
  • Textiles for interiors
  • Materials and applications
  • Residential and commercial construction
  • History of interiors and architecture
  • Construction drafting

Possible Careers

  • Residential interior designer
  • Commercial interior designer
  • Manufacturer's representative
  • BIM technician
  • Space planner
  • Facility manager


Where could I work?

  • Deanna Hoskins Interior Design
  • Kitchen Master Corporation
  • Smith Design
  • Specified Lighting Systems
  • The Tile Shop

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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