Department of Interior Design
The design of interior spaces directly affects human activity at the most immediate level - the spaces where we learn, work, play, worship and heal. Interior designers enhance quality of life for their clients and improve the quality of our environment, by the spaces they design, and the products they select.
The Interior Design Program stresses the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills. The curriculum includes the study of art and design history, innovation in new materials and building technologies, and human behavior.
Students apply their growing knowledge and skills under the direction of experienced faculty in classrooms, labs, and studios. Other opportunities include collaborative work with students from other disciplines in the classroom and on community-service and extra-curricular projects. Juniors have the opportunity to spend a summer semester in Europe.
The Interior Design Program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 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 Bachelor of Science degree granted by Wentworth Institute of Technology 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: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.