Interior Design (Bachelor’s degree)

Gain the capacity to become a licensed, practicing Interior Designer with Dunwoody College’s Interior Design bachelor's degree program. Build your portfolio, develop and pitch design proposals, and experiment with colors and materials in our extensive design library.

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Experience Interior Design at Dunwoody

Students in Dunwoody’s Interior Design program focus on both residential and commercial design. Using design theories, interior materials, and computer-aided drafting, you will create and present unique design plans to peers, industry professionals, and potential clients.

Career-focused courses like
Interior Design Careers
Small Commercial Studio
Travel Study
Project Management
Global Design

…will help you enhance your design and project management skills. You will also use all facets of the design process to complete a capstone project in your final semester.

Added benefits of Interior Design include:
Opportunities to study abroad, increasing your exposure to cultural and global design. Previous students have traveled to Spain, Italy, and France.
Access to a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab, providing you with hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to create and test prototypes and product concepts.
Cross-departmental training, including shared projects with Dunwoody’s Architecture, Graphic Design, Pre-Media Technologies, Construction Management, and Engineering Drafting & Design programs.
Extensive study of Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite software, used at most Interior Design firms.
Participation in Student Design competitions, allowing you to build your resume and portfolio, while also gaining recognition in the design community.
Student organizations like Interior Design Student Society (IDSS), which serve as fun and valuable extracurricular activities

The Interior Design program is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The College accepts transfer students into years 2 and 3 of the program.

Degree Information:

Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree. The program takes four years (eight semesters) to complete. Classes within this program are offered during the day.

With Your Degree:

Common Job Titles
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
Interior Designer
Junior Designer

Recent Employers
Companies that hire our graduates include:
Nelson Architects
Target Commercial Interiors
LiLu Interiors
Ste Marie Design
BKV Group (Minneapolis & Washington, D.C.)

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 careerservices@dunwoody.edu.

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, www.bls.gov.

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