To prepare interior design students to succeed, the courses in the Interior Design major encompass knowledge and skills in such areas as elements and principles of design, space planning, architectural drafting by hand and computer, art and design history, universal design (design for a range of ages and abilities), interior finishes and materials, and sustainable, resilient design.
As part of a program within a university committed to changing the world, the interior design faculty place strong emphasis on areas of universal and environmentally responsible design, incorporating their principles into projects in multiple courses.
Interior Design major
Curriculum for the Interior Design major educates and trains you for a variety of entry-level positions in interior design in residential, commercial, and hospitality design, and in specialized areas such as kitchen and bath design and lighting design.
Good interior designers have the ability to positively impact the quality of people’s lives at home, work, or any other interior space in which they find themselves. SPU’s interior design program is designed to prepare students for entry into any design specialization they choose. It’s also designed to help them make the world a better place.
Interior Merchandising major
Curriculum for the Interior Merchandising major was developed to educate and train individuals for a variety of entry-level positions in retail or wholesale, operations, sales, and promotion components of merchandising products used in interior spaces, such as furniture, textiles, and lighting.
Students can apply directly for admission into either Interior Design major — Design or Merchandising. However, a maximum of 16 students will be accepted into the Design major each year.