Interior Design (Bachelor’s degree)

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

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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 AY2014-15 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:

Nelson Architects; Target Commercial Interiors; LiLu Interiors; Ste Marie Design; BKV Group (Minneapolis & Washington, D.C.)

National Median Salary: $46,250

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Statistical Data:

Interior Design retention rate Fall 2015 semester to Spring 2016 semester: 87.5%
Interior Design 2012 cohort graduation rate: 63.64%

Placement rate for Spring 2015:
IDSN = 100%
Dunwoody overall = 98.8%

Accepted into Graduate Programs:
1 applied; 1 accepted

Student Work:

Dunwoody College News: 

Meet the students participating in the 2016 MSP Home & Design Show
Student-Designed furniture, home-office be displayed at 2016 MSP Home & Design Show
Interior Design Summer Camp challenges perceptions of profession
Two Interior Design students design show sets for Northwest Community Television

Helpful Links: 
American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association