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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 identify aspects of human behavior in relationship to the design of interior environments.
  2. Students are able to research, analyze, and integrate light, color, and materiality as essential design elements and principles.
  3. Students are able to visually present and communicate their intentions through appropriate media.
  4. Students are able to present their own work through oral and written formats.
  5. Students are able to analyze and integrate knowledge of historical, cultural, and social contexts.
  6. Students are able to integrate a broad-based knowledge of regulations and guidelines related to construction, products, and materials.
  7. Students are able to integrate knowledge of environmental and social sustainability.
  8. Students will be able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary environments.
  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.


The interior design program leading to the BFA in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BFA in Interior Design granted by Pratt Institute meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:

Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Student Achievement Data

BFA Interior Design Class of 2019:

Job Placement:  94% of respondents who graduated between July 2018 and June 2019 (that responded to the post-graduation survey) were employed within 1 year of graduation.

Acceptance into Graduate Program:  6% of respondents (2 out of 33) who graduated between July 2018 and June 2019 and stated they applied to or were enrolling in additional education within 1 year of graduation. 

Graduation – Of the students that graduated between 7/1/18 and 6/30/19, 98% graduated in 4 years or less.  0% graduated in 5-6 years. 

Retention/Attrition – 96% retention/4% attrition for full-time first-time freshmen enrolled in Fall 18 and returning in Fall 19.