Interior Design (Bachelor’s degree)

The Interior Design program provides a professional, applied education with an emphasis on collaboration, critical thinking and technology.

The faculty is comprised of working professionals who are passionate about the field of design as well as student success. Students use design theories, interior materials, building codes, cost analysis, and both manual and computer-aided drafting to develop and prepare functional and innovative designs for residential and commercial projects.

On-campus design studios foster an engaging environment where creative problem solving is emphasized. Students participate in cross-disciplinary design charrettes with their design and construction peers. This holistic, career based approach prepares the student to be a productive, successful professional. The Interior Design program is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). 

Degree Information:

Graduates earn a bachelor of science degree; the program takes four years (eight semesters) to complete.

Common Job Titles:

Interior Designer; Junior Designer

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY 2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

Recent Employers:

BKV Group; Lee Douglas Interiors

National Median Salary: $46,280

SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,

Statistical Data:

Retention Fall 14 semester to Spring 15 semester: 94.7%
Graduation rate for IDSN only = 52.63%

Placement rate for Spring 2014:
IDSN = 100%
Dunwoody overall = 98.8%

Accepted into Graduate Programs:
0 applied; 0 accepted

Summer 2016 Study Abroad Trip:

Study Abroad Trip – Summer 2016 (PDF)

Student Work:

Dunwoody College News: 

Two Dunwoody 2015 Graduates are Finalists in Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Challenge
Multiple Programs Benefit From New Fabrication Lab
MDES And Interior Design Collaborate on Furniture Project
Dunwoody College of Technology’s Interior Design Program Receives CIDA Accreditation
Meet Kate: A Dunwoody Interior Design Student
Meet Sara: A Dunwoody Interior Design Student

American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association
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