Interior Design (Bachelor’s degree)

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

The faculty is comprised of working professionals that 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 charettes 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 through 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 2012-13 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

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

Statistical Data

Retention Fall 13 semester to Spring 14 semester = 91%
Retention Fall 12 semester to Fall 13 semester = 54%
Graduation rate for IDSN only = 75%
[based on Fall’10 quarter cohort (4 year program)]

Placement rate for Spring 2013:
IDSN = 100%
Dunwoody overall = 97%

Accepted into Graduate Programs:  0 applied; 0 accepted

Student Work


College News Blog: MDES And Interior Design collaborate on furniture project
Dunwoody College of Technology’s Interior Design program receives CIDA accreditation
Youtube video: Dunwoody Interior Design Student — Kate
Youtube video: Female Student at Dunwoody — Sara
American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association

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