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Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design

B.S. in interior design

The interior design program provides students the opportunity to explore human ecological theory, design theory and interior design practice. The program emphasizes the impact of interior environments on human well-being.

Students are taught to become professionals who design interior spaces that are sustainable and enhance user satisfaction, health, well-being, productivity and safety.

Students are taught to become professionals who design interior spaces that are sustainable.

Design students receive guidance from Kansas City-based design professionals during their final semester.

The K-State difference

The interior design program is the only four-year CIDA-accredited program in Kansas.

Students are provided with professional development opportunities through the ATID Symposium.

More than 90% of graduates complete the interior design program in four years.

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Did you know?

The interior design program has consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally by DesignIntelligence.

What classes will I take in interior design?

Students develop competencies in the areas of:

  • color,
  • ethics,
  • lighting,
  • acoustics,
  • aesthetics,
  • design history,
  • design thinking,
  • collaboration and problem-solving skills,
  • codes and regulations,
  • environmental comfort,
  • sustainability/resiliency,
  • design communication skills,
  • application of the design process,
  • project planning and management,
  • building construction methods,
  • interior construction methods and materials, and
  • creative two- and three-dimensional design.

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What can I do with a degree in interior design?

K-State interior design graduates are frequently employed at a variety of architectural and interior design firms.

Many graduates work in multidisciplinary offices that utilize a variety of professionals on the planning and design teams.

Others take their design careers toward targeted areas such as lighting, kitchen and bath design, or residential design positions. Career options include:

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Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies
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