Bachelor Programs in Interior Design

Compare 48 Bachelor Programs in Interior Design

Interior Design

If you are looking to gain specialized knowledge in a subject area, then a bachelor’s degree might be for you. Most programs are four years, and there are universities around the world that offer exciting degrees to meet the needs of varying students.

What is a Bachelor in Interior Design?  This program is designed for students that are passionate about decorating the spaces of homes, offices, and other places. During the program, you will take visual and art related courses that will help you thrive in your future career. You will learn about color theory, art history, and take drawing and sketching classes. Many of the courses will be technically related so that you can gain hands on skills that will be needed when you graduate.

There are many benefits to pursuing a degree in interior design. If you have a bachelor’s degree, you will be more qualified to work with high profile clients. You will also have an easier time getting a job. There are also many reputable schools around the globe that offer exciting programs to participate in.

The cost of schooling varies depending on where you choose to study. If you are concerned about the financial aspect of attending school, it is a good idea to talk with the admission’s office about the cost of tuition and other fees.

When you graduate with your Bachelor in Interior Design, you will be qualified to work as an interior designer. Many people work as freelance interior designers and build a personal clientele. Others pursue jobs with companies that need interior designers. For example, you could work for a homebuilder of a hotel business.

If this sounds like an exciting career path for you, then it is important to find the right program online. There are several different options to choose from. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Advanced Degree In Interior Design

FDModa - LCI Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Superior Artistic Design Degree specializing in Interior Design The general goal of training qualified designers able to meet current challenges of the profession developed and tested [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. Language of instruction: Spanish Would you like to design commercial, cultural, ephemera, furniture or housing and spaces? Want to learn how to design aesthetic, functional and safe designs? Study a Degree in Interior Design, equivalent to Bachelors degree and internationally recognized. - Receive academic training structured in four years with an option to Mention Specialty - Our pedagogical approach is based on experiential learning and always adapted to market needs. - Acquire expertise around a design culture based on innovation and sustainable development. - Project methodology: Learn how to deliver real solutions in the global context and acquires an entrepreneurial culture. - Enjoy fully equipped with the latest software classrooms. - Small groups and personal attention from professors with professional experience in the field of interior design will help you develop your potential and achieve your goals. GOALS Superior Artistic Design Degree specializing in Interior Design The general goal of training qualified designers able to meet current challenges of the profession to develop and experiment with their own ideas and to your personal aspirations while knowing provide solutions the sector and the market. These higher education, based on the acquisition of current professional practice, integrate technical knowledge and skills around a design culture based on innovation and sustainable development. The profile of the interior designer is that of a professional capable of realizing functional, formal and technical solutions to use and the best use of interior space, innovation through interior design projects that involve an improvement... [-]

Interior Design, B.F.A.

NYIT- Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

NYIT is the only school in the tristate area with both CIDA-accredited interior design and NAAB-accredited architecture programs together in the same school. Here you will benefit from the exposure and synergy that derive from the rigor and convergence of these two disciplines, ranging from diverse faculty input to innovative cross-disciplinary studios and design exercises. The program is carefully crafted to expose you to contemporary issues, precedent history and theory, and wide-ranging building, business, and project types as well as the latest media programs—not to mention some of the finest design training available. [+]

Interior Design, B.F.A. NYIT is the only school in the tristate area with both CIDA-accredited interior design and NAAB-accredited architecture programs together in the same school. Here you will benefit from the exposure and synergy that derive from the rigor and convergence of these two disciplines, ranging from diverse faculty input to innovative cross-disciplinary studios and design exercises. The program is carefully crafted to expose you to contemporary issues, precedent history and theory, and wide-ranging building, business, and project types as well as the latest media programs—not to mention some of the finest design training available. Founded by renowned Dutch interior designer and architect Han Schroder in 1967 (Rietveld/Schroder House, Utrecht), we continue to be guided by her commitment to the “interrelatedness of material, tool, form and strength”. Students and faculty originate from around the world and participate in prestigious design venues such as ICFF and Milan Salone. Our students often receive industry recognition for their design prowess, including our fourth $30,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship winner in 2015. We remain dedicated to ensuring our graduates remain engaged in lifelong learning and have qualities that will distinguish them as leaders in the industry for the 21st century and beyond. The mission of the Interior Design program is: To CREATE globally engaged, environmentally sensitive professionals who possess artistic sensibility, intellectual ability, and hands-on technical proficiency; To PREPARE interior designers for a lifelong process of interdisciplinary exploration, reflection, development and an acute understanding of human relationships and the built-environment; and To STIMULATE... [-]

Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Cape Town Durban Midrand Pretoria + 3 more

Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. They can develop concepts and produce digital technical drawings. Graduates are able to create interior design solutions for clients in the retail, hospitality, domestic, exhibition, services, corporate, and specialist industries. Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and print portfolio submissions in 2nd and 3rd year Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of the relevant Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing... [-]

BEng Architecture

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

This programme uses the Architectural transition in China alongside the varied expertise and cultural backgrounds of our staf to as both a background and impetus forthe development of students ready to enter the architectural profession on either a regional and global level. [+]

Overview The BEng Architecture programme aims to provide you with a comprehensive foundation in architecture. Through architectural design tasks you will be guided in developing an understanding of the importance of human needs and desires, as well as developing creative and responsible responses, by taking into account the social, cultural, ecological, economic as well as technological contexts within which architecture is situated. RIBA VALIDATION The BEng Architecture programme has become the first programme of its kind at a Chinese university to receive validation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), thus demonstrating XJTLU's commitment to providing world-class, internationally recognised education to students from China and abroad. The Royal Institute commended the Department of Architecture and its staff for “creating a distinctive environment in which students learn from an international and Chinese context with an ambition to produce a new type of graduate, with an emphasis on human-centred architecture, for the emerging global context." Unique selling points of the programme • RIBA part one validation demonstrates the department’s commitment to providing world-class, internationally recognised education • Excellent opportunities for further studies - around 20 percent of our graduates have received offers for further study from top-ranked universities in the field, such as the University of Pennsylvania in the USA, the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London in the United Kingdom, the University of Sydney in Australia, the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and the National University of Singapore • You will have opportunities for exciting work experience... [-]

Undergraduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years October 2017 USA San Diego

From teaching time-honored building traditions to sustainable and innovative technologies, the curriculum of this architecture bachelor degree program gives future architects the opportunity to earn a first professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The Bachelor of Architecture will help students gain the education and credentials they need to pursue state licensure. Students will leave this program well-prepared for a position with an architecture or design firm. [+]

NewSchool offers two undergraduate programs in Architecture. The Bachelor of Architecture is a five year NAAB accredited program that will prepare you for pursuing architectural licensure in the United States and the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture is a four year degree program that will give you a broad foundation for the architecture field.

Bachelor of Architecture

From teaching time-honored building traditions to sustainable and innovative technologies, the curriculum of this architecture bachelor degree program gives future architects the opportunity to earn a first professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The Bachelor of Architecture will help students gain the education and credentials they need to pursue state licensure. Students will leave this program well-prepared for a position with an architecture or design firm. ... [-]


Bachelor in Interior Design - 1st year

ISAD - Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design
Campus Part time 3 years November 2017 Italy Milan

ISAD's Bachelor is proposed as a preparation for the profession of Interior Design. Aimed at high-school/graduate students and is accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S.. At the end of the formation, the student acquires an European Degree with 180 ECTS credits (European credits). [+]

ISAD's Bachelor is proposed as a preparation for the profession of Interior Design. Aimed at high-school/graduate students and is accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S.. At the end of the formation, the student acquires an European Degree with 180 ECTS credits (European credits). The aim of the 3 years-course is to prepare the students to face with skills and sensibility the concrete responsibilities of the profession. That's why during the formation, a significant place is occupied by courses that technically deal with the use of materials and installations, but also the graphic and communicative methods to present and develop the work in a professional way. The courses are organized by thematic areas regarding both drawing and the techniques of representation, the interior design project, the history of architecture related to the morphology of human habitations, technologies and materials. Each course is developed in workshops that link the theoretical lessons to laboratory work providing immediate feedback and verification with teachers. The Interior Design projects, essential for the didactic formation and controls of the collateral topics, are annual or biannual. To the didactic activity, during the year, are integrated with guided visits to: exhibitions, cultural activities, work sites and firms as well as historic buildings of interest to the topics being studied. During the course, all students will make two internships, one during the second year and another one during the third year, in a firm or Architecture studio, completely provided by ISAD. First year Interior Design Basics Interior Design Project 1 Architectural Technology Interior... [-]

European Double Degree Program In Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Spain Madrid

The European Double Degree Program in Interior Design offers an innovative and ambitious curriculum developed in two reference countries (Spain and Italy) and in two languages ​​(Castilian and Italian). You will study the first two years in Madrid, the third in Milan and the last again in Madrid. [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. This program is designed to train future designers of spaces and user experiences that demand a European level professionals committed to the reality around them and the environment, connoisseurs and transmitters design culture, highly skilled in handling of new technologies and knowledgeable about the latest material innovations. Through this international experience, the student how experience design, corporate design and brand spaces, design and window dressing ephemeral spaces, virtual reality, design for all, etc. Studying in two major European capitals, immersed in the largest international design network and acquiring the know-how of IED, prepares the future designer to position itself at the forefront of their field. The European Double Degree Program in Interior Design It offers an innovative and ambitious curriculum developed in two reference countries (Spain and Italy) and in two languages ​​(Castilian and Italian). In this way, the student creates a solid base that adds up new technological systems of image representation, including virtual reality, which serve to project their creations through marketing strategies and effective communication. This allows students to acquire a privileged experience that will enable him as an agent of change with prospective vision. In addition, the program implements educational training workshops and seminars with international and special projects with companies. Thus, students complete their preparation and build a portfolio that place them into the labor market and highly skilled designers. Admission Requirements to Higher Degrees in Design, University Official Grade level: Possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent: Maturity test for over... [-]

Official Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who are capable of planning internal spaces, from a private house, a commercial space, a stand for a fair or an exhibition space, as well as furniture or special pieces thanks to their basic knowledge on product design. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who are capable of planning internal spaces, from a private house, a commercial space, a stand for a fair or an exhibition space, as well as furniture or special pieces thanks to their basic knowledge on product design. Students learn to observe trends and how styles evolve in social and cultural contexts, and also to comprehend and interpret the specific exigencies and expectations of each client, while encouraging creativity and expressive freedom, and respecting the demands from a user and the technical problems that may be involved. These abilities arise thanks to acquiring a great sensitivity towards projects and an interdisciplinary culture. Professional outcomes: Interior architecture, decorator, interior designer, ephemeral spaces designer, etc. The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) offers an educational path that teaches students to plan internal spaces, which respond to the physical and functional features of spaces surrounding an individual. To do so, there’s a study of analysis on functional and ergonomic needs, and emotional needs: to feel protected and safe though the space. At the same time, communicational aspects take relevance, both in spatial and motion graphics, bearing in mind the mobility of the final user in the designed space. This activity blends creative contribution with research on new trends, usage of new materials and technological applications, always respecting the environment. The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project... [-]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Sanford

Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. The Profession Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals. The Program As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment. This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation... [-]

Bachelor in Interior and Service Design

Thomas More University College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Mechelen

Develop your social design skills in order to improve the experience of the users of (semi-) public spaces and services! Postgraduates who have specialised in Interior & Service Design are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to design objects, furniture and spaces in order to support socially oriented design projects. [+]

Bachelor in Interior and Design Title of degree programme: Postgraduate of Interior & Service Design Which location (address) the degree programme is offered at: Street: Campus Lucas Faydherbe Zandpoortvest 16 Postcode/City: 2800 Mechelen - Belgium Admission Requirements: Short version: English level B2 Students with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Design or Architecture from EEA member and non-EEA member states. After the approval of the admissions committee, you will have an additional evaluation from the study counsellor based on Earlier Obtained Qualifications (EOQ) and a portfolio proving experience/expertise in designing spaces, objects, interiors, CAD, technical knowledge and drawing skills and visualization skills. Direct access to enrolment (no check by study counsellor) for students with a Belgian Design or Architecture diploma. Longer version: General admission requirements: Diploma conditions: you have to prove that you meet the conditions to start an equivalent course in higher education in the country where you obtained your diploma. Language requirements: You can prove you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework): You have a TOEFL IBT total score of 66 or higher, an IELTS score of 6 or higher OR You pass the English language test organized by Thomas More on campus OR You successfully completed at least one year’s studies in English in a secondary school or in higher education OR You have a VWO-diploma (for Dutch students) or an ASO-diploma (for Flemish students). Residence status: an identity card or passport is sufficient for students from an EU member state.... [-]

BA in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Venice

The Interior Designer works on design projects in different environments: first and foremost is the domestic household area, private and collective living spaces, public spaces (airports, ports, stations), public service areas (banks, post offices, hospitals, schools, museums and exhibition spaces); places for consumers (shops, bars, hotels) and lastly open spaces (squares, courtyards, and playgrounds). [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN The three-year course in Interior Design is carried out as a “network” program: the first year takes place in our location in Venice, while the following years are taught in other locations belonging to IED group. The ”network” program offers the opportunity to enrich the student’s learning experience according to the individual characteristics of each location where the learning process takes place. Having completed the first year, the student can apply to the Academic committee to be admitted to the second year in another IED location. Interior design is a complex system where the design of spaces, lights, materials, color and furnishings all interact. The interior designer must tackle the aspects of the design of hospitality, wellness, and retail places as well as the design of furniture and lighting. Such market segments are receiving more attention because of behavioral changes and environmental issues. During the first year, the student acquires the necessary tools to perceive the shape of the objects, and to create a project: from blueprints, to testing through pc, to the 3-D check through the prototype. In addition, the student acquires the historical knowledge about design, tackling the various fields of art, fashion, communication, product design, and architecture. He’s exposed to different materials, both natural and artificial, and familiarizes with their properties and various work processes. The second year is aimed at deepening the instrumental, cultural, and technical topics acquired during the first year. Additional fields of investigation... [-]

Bachelor in Lifestyle

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Lifestyle takes an important place in the commercial market of fashion and interior, but the market is far more diverse. Art and culture, nutrition and health, media and politics are part of it. [+]

Lifestyle Transformation Design We are now heading into a period of further transformations that will deeply impact our lives on a personal, social and economic level. How are lifestyles influenced by the dynamic nature of today’s societies? What is the impact of innovation on our daily lives? Can we change lifestyles is such a way that they can better face the challenges of the future? Lifestyle Design students should be innovative, visionary and determined. Students familiarise themselves with methods such as future thinking, design thinking and storytelling, and learn to apply these methods in their research. You will develop essential skills such as conceptual thinking and the ability to formulate and develop a vision, and learn how to apply these skills in the design process. Collaboration with fellow students, both within and outside your own discipline, as well as international crossovers, are also an essential part of the design process. In order to arrive at a convincing visual representation and communication of your end product or solution, in which styling plays a key role, you will be studying visual techniques such as photography, audio-visual media, web design and graphic design. You will also be familiarising yourself with a variety of (production) methods, from traditional crafts to cutting-edge technologies. The curriculum addresses a wide range of topics: mobility, the knowledge economy, technologies, food, health, relationships, retail, art and culture, etc. Representatives from the professional market will participate in the projects as clients or partners, sharing with you their extensive knowledge and... [-]

Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

The curriculum, which is developed with a contemporary and interdisciplinary approach, is structured around the interior design studio as its center. Technical courses are given through hands-on applications within small group projects whereby computer aided design techniques and presentation techniques are encouraged. [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. The Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department aims to train professionals who can conceptualize their designs through critical inquiry within contemporary theoretical frameworks, and prepare graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and technical skills required for realizing their designs at the level of universal standards, who have the confidence of designing and working independently, yet at the same time who have the ability to be a team member that are aware of their professional and ethical responsibilities. Along this path, materialization of the act of designing spaces, environmental analyses and identification of user needs and preferences through particapatory processes as well as their reflections on designs constitute the unique emphasis in the educational vision of the department. The curriculum, which is developed with a contemporary and interdisciplinary approach, is structured around the interior design studio as its center. Technical courses are given through hands-on applications within small group projects whereby computer aided design techniques and presentation techniques are encouraged. Department targets training designers who have the skills of questioning and perceiving the phenomenon of designing a wide spectrum that ranges from individual industrial product to architectural and urban scale, who have the sensitivity towards historical contexts and who can convert these sensitivities and awareness into creativity. The graduates are not only accepted to qualified master’s degree programs of prominent graduate design schools, completing their education; they are also employed in national and international design offices, furniture and construction companies or running their own design offices.... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Paris

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design encourages a thorough yet versatile design approach, following systematic and coordinated methodologies. With an emphasis on Retail and Commercial Spaces, the program is intended for undergraduate students aiming to become professional interior designers specialized in retail, commercial, exhibition and event spaces. [+]

Interior design is the art of defining spaces that surround us…from the inside out. Whether within intimately small spaces or much larger schemes, within residential, commercial or work related places, the interior designer must demonstrate the ability to adapt and develop, way beyond simple decoration, subtle design proposals both sensitive to context and responsive to complex constraints and specific requirements. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design encourages a thorough yet versatile design approach, following systematic and coordinated methodologies. With an emphasis on Retail and Commercial Spaces, the program is intended for undergraduate students aiming to become professional interior designers specialized in retail, commercial, exhibition and event spaces. Inter-disciplinary in nature and structure, the studio and the classroom serve as complementary spaces for design thinking and creative expression as well as technical and professional skills development. The course builds up towards a final individual project which is presented before a panel of critics, followed by a 6 month mandatory internship and thesis. The significant studio practice and the plurality of choices offered by this program prepare graduates for immediate insertion into the interior design field in Paris and internationally, or for entry into specialized Masters degree programs. Set within the unique context of Paris, with its rich historical and cultural heritage, prestigious and innovative interior design concepts and renowned leading figures in the field, the school is an ideal setting to pursue the development of a clear and personal creative direction within this discipline. Curriculum Foundation Drawing I... [-]

BA in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Florence

The Interior Designer applies design skills to a variety of fields: staring from the domestic setting, these ultimately take in private and community residential spaces, public spaces (airports, ports and stations), public service venues (banks, post offices, hospitals, schools, museum interiors and installations), commercial and hospitality venues (shops, bars and hotels) and lastly open spaces (squares, courtyards and playgrounds). [+]

Bachelors in Interior Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Interior design is an articulated system in which the process of designing spaces interacts with those of designing lighting, materials, colours and furnishings. Every interior designer has to come to terms with the topics of designing hospitality, wellness and commercial interiors, of designing lighting and of designing furnishings, all sectors that derive major impulses from changing human behavioural patterns and environmental issues. During the first year, students acquire familiarity with the tools they need to perceive object’s morphology and generate a design: the preliminary phase on paper, a check by computer and then the 3D check, using a mock-up. This is also when they learn about the historical context behind design work, how to take a cross-disciplinary approach to the fields of art, fashion, communication, design and architecture. In the area of technology, they come into contact with both natural and artificial materials, with development processes and with the perception of materials’ surfaces. The second year is devoted to developing on the instrumental, cultural and technical themes first studied in the first year. At this stage, students are also introduced to further fields of investigation and knowledge, so as to extend and complete their individual skills. They now apply the methods they have learned to creating design projects for areas related to industrial products and to systems of spaces and services, in both private and social contexts, conducting creative experiments in all the fields where designers work. In the third... [-]