The Interior Design program at UIW, offering a Bachelor of Arts (BA) provides a marketable, hands-on education that prepares students for employment upon graduation. With an emphasis on environment and behavior, the design process combined with the latest technology develop students’ skills. Students are challenged to identify, research, and creatively solve problems relative to the function and quality of the interior. This program promotes creativity within the framework of creating a functional interior. Diverse career opportunities include design in the areas of residential, commercial, hospitality, institutional, and healthcare. This can include sub-specialties such as designing model homes, restaurants, kitchens and baths, interiors for planes or yachts, or historic conservation or preservation.
The program is one of only 13 programs in the State of Texas accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Quality standards and high academic standards are expected, maintained, and surpassed.