About This Degree
The Interior Architecture and Design program at Utah State University is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the first in the state to gain this recognition, and has a solid reputation for winning national and international design competitions.
The Bachelor's of Interior Design degree (BID) is a four-year degree and students complete 120 semester credits. In this highly competitive technical program students must pass a first-year portfolio review to gain admission and complete a second-year review to continue in the program.
A minimum six-week internship is required during the summer of the third year, and students have the opportunity to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, before graduating with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Design degree.
What You Will Learn
Our faculty are experts at preparing interior designers for professional success. Students are provided with numerous experiences to help them acquire and hone their design skills, and each year we bring internationally renowned designers and architects to campus to work with our students. National and international study opportunities to significant design venues and historical sites are also provided.
Students are active in professional associations including ASID, IIDA, and USGBC. Students may also desire continue their studies in architecture and apply for a graduate program that best fits their goals. Our graduates enter the job market with real-world experience, go on to successful careers, and become leaders in the design profession.
Career And Outcomes
With a degree in interior architecture and design, students are qualified to pursue a variety of graduate programs, including architecture, or they may pursue the following careers:
- Residential interior design
- Commercial interior design
- Manufacture’s sales representative
- Design analysis
- Space planning
- Event planning
- Interior construction
- Architectural firms
- Building codes
- Designing furnishings
The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
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