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Department of Interior Design

A professional Interior Designer’s responsibilities extend far beyond creating the aesthetics of an interior space.

Interior Design is a challenging and rewarding profession demanding exceptional creativity, collaboration and coordination, in the production of highly functional, aesthetically appealing interior spaces. It is also a profession where there are various tangents that one could pursue, and a solid foundation for many careers within the building and construction industry. A professional Interior Designer performs a variety of tasks and roles, all the while ensuring that the safety, health and wellbeing of the public is intact.

Within the Department of Interior Design, we are educating our students to become highly qualified career-oriented Interior Design graduates, able to integrate art, design, technology and business practices.

The CIDA-accredited undergraduate degree is taught by experienced professionals in a fully equipped design-led environment, We offer a professional career-oriented program with emphasis on spatial design and interior architecture rather than surface embellishment. Students will learn about all aspects of space, scale, proportions, configuration, and light sources, as well as textures, materials, and colors, in relation to their effect on the human spirit.

 

CIDA STUDENT DATA

Student Attrition and Retention

86% of students admitted in the fall of 2016 returned in the fall of 2017, an attrition rate of 14%.

 Graduation Rates:

Of the students graduating in 2016, 64% graduated in 4 years.
Of the students graduating in 2017, 79% graduated in 4 years.


 Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

 6% of students who graduated in 2016 applied for graduate school, and 100% were accepted (45% did not respond).
2% of students who graduated in 2017 applied for graduate school, and 100% were accepted (80% did not respond).


 Job Placement Rates:

 48% of students who graduated in 2016 are employed in interior design or a related profession (45% did not respond).
17% of students who graduated in 2017 are employed in interior design or a related profession (80% did not respond).

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B.F.A. in Interior Design Owner of Deleap Interior Design, San Francisco

All I know today, I learned from AUD. I love my university because it has a great culture and a strong connection with students

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Sareh Ameri
B.F.A. in Interior Design, Managing partner at Resysta - a start-up company that promotes the use of a unique, sustainable building materials

I worked hard as a student and tried to learn as much as I could from my professors