Mission Statement

The program prepares students to engage in critical inquiry through theoretical and applied research, establishing them as innovators and leaders in the field of interior design. The curriculum addresses emerging and innovative technologies, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainable practices, and issues of ethical and social responsibility pointing to the larger potentials of professional practice, and design education affecting the built environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students are able to demonstrate a comprehensive level of problem identification and solving in the design of interior environments, informed by rigorous research and analysis, culminating in a comprehensive body of work.

  2. Students are able to demonstrate proficiency in digital technologies and analog processes to effectively generate and communicate their ideas visually.

  3. Students are able to use written and oral communication to effectively develop and convey their ideas.

  4. Students are able to demonstrate comprehension of cultural and political issues affecting the design discipline and practice in order to position the role of interior design within a broader discourse concerning human behavior, and experience.

  5. Students are able to develop and integrate an understanding of sustainable design issues, strategies, and environmental qualities in relation to the interior.

  6. Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of emerging technologies within and adjacent to the interior design discipline.

  7. Students are able to integrate knowledge of regulations and guidelines related to construction processes, products, and labor practices.

  8. Students are able to research, test, and integrate innovative application of light, color, and materiality as essential design elements and principles.

  9. Students are able to demonstrate awareness of the implications of spatial and material practices and their representations for a diversity of people and communities.