Mission Statement

The Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design is committed to providing a high quality and comprehensive learning environment where our graduates become literate, ethical, and creative professionals. We maintain a diverse faculty and student population, which leads to graduates that are responsive to the professional design environment and societal change. Our program is based upon sound marketplace evaluation, professional responsibility, personal integrity, and a constant quest for excellence in physical and technical facilities.

Our mission is achieved by:

Developing and maintaining a highly qualified faculty, that is diverse in its background, expertise, and cited for excellence in design education,

Attracting regional, national and international students to diversify the intellectual and creative climate,

Offering a curriculum that integrates interior architecture, furniture design, and product design,

Periodic reviews by its accrediting and peer organizations, student award achievements, and the demand for graduates.

Maintaining studios, laboratories, and woodworking and metalworking shops with high-quality equipment and tools. 

Mission of Interior Architecture and Product Design Emphasis

Graduates are prepared to lead and creatively engage in the development and completion of projects that focus on a variety of issues ranging from spatial organization, behavior analysis, interior space planning, interior detailing, color and finish, construction documentation, and presentation skills. 

Mission of the Furniture Design Emphasis

Graduates are prepared through research, design, prototype construction, and evaluation for the development of a wide range of furniture including seating and various types of casegoods. 

Mission of the Product Design Emphasis

Graduates will be prepared to analyze, synthesize and design various types of products associated with the human environment, integrating such human factor determinates as anthropometrics and ergonomics.

Graduates will become sensitive to end users, available materials, quantity requirements and production options.