Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (BFA)

Interior design is an integral part of our everyday lives, and it's not just about aesthetics. If the spaces we occupy aren't functional and safe, our productivity is limited and our well-being is put at risk. As a result, the interior design industry has become increasingly important.

IADT's BFA in Interior Design program can help you learn the design skills and technical knowledge necessary to produce creative solutions to today's interior design challenges. Graduates of IADT's Interior Design degree program are prepared for a wide range of aspects of the interior design field (subject to state licensing requirements). Start exploring new possibilities for your future by pursuing your Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree at IADT.


IADT's Interior Design degree program can help you strengthen your intellectual discipline, expand your creativity, gain a thorough understanding of industry regulations and develop a holistic view of society as you work toward creating effective design solutions. By using creative design tactics, business skills and computer-aided design (CAD) technology, you can learn how to address clients' aesthetic, functional and economic needs.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Drafting
  • Sketching and Rendering
  • History of Interior Design: Ancient to Early Neoclassicism
  • History of Interior Design: Late NeoClassicismto Present
  • Textiles
  • Interior Design Issues and Programming
  • Resources and Materials
  • Digital Media for Interior Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Spatial Environments
  • Interior Design
  • Building Systems and Codes
  • Lighting Design for Interiors
  • Sustainable Design for a Global Society
  • Advanced Interior Detailing

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting career opportunities in interior design. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Design Assistant
  • Showroom Consultant
  • Design Sales Representative
  • Facilities Planner
  • Materials and Resource Librarian
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Computer-aided Designer
  • Exhibit and Visual Merchandiser

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