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Build a strong career foundation with our marketable Interior Design degree.

Since 2012, 92 percent of the graduates from Texas Tech University’s interior design program have found jobs in the industry or entered graduate school.

Our accredited Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree has a national reputation for excellence. You will develop marketable skills, professional connections, and workplace experience that help you stand out in the job market for interior decorators.

Texas Tech’s interior design program stands out for its:

  • Award-winning faculty. Nationally renowned expert Don Collier heads the department. Most of our faculty are interior design specialists who combine Ph.D.s with years of professional experience in home decor or business decor.
  • Emphasis on architecture. You will take a cluster of architecture-related courses, learning about construction, architectural history, building codes, and AutoCAD. With just a couple of additional courses, you can earn a minor in architecture—a significant advantage that employers value.
  • First-rate internships. Our interior design program provides excellent internship opportunities with top-notch firms throughout the country. Between your junior and senior years, you will get 150 hours of summer internship experience working in the home decoration or business decoration industry.
  • Project-based learning. You will be able to work on real-world interior decoration and design projects for local community partners such as nursing homes and Habitat for Humanity.
  • Professional connections. The interior design department’s advisory board of alumni and practicing interior designers provides a built-in network to support your education and your job search. You can also connect with professionals at Texas Tech’s annual Design Expo.
  • Travel opportunities. You can study abroad at the Rome Center in Italy, and visit leading interior design firms in Dallas, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere.

The Interior Design bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Our Interior Design Degree Stands Out for its Commitment to Professional Practice

In Texas Tech’s interior design program, you will not just learn from textbooks. You will get a hands-on education with practical training in home decoration, business decor, and additional interior design specialties.

You will enjoy a wide range of learning experiences, including:

  • Studio work
  • Seminars
  • Team projects and presentations
  • Professional workshops
  • Field trips
  • Real-world projects

You will use the most up-to-date interior design software and technology, while learning to design safe, healthy, environmentally sustainable spaces that serve diverse populations.

We offer a broad range of interior design courses that emphasize professional practice. You will take classes on:

  • Furnishings
  • Color
  • Light
  • Art history
  • Codes and standards
  • Home decoration
  • Business decoration

Interior Design Career Opportunities

Over the last three years, more than 95 percent of Texas Tech’s interior design degree graduates have found jobs in the industry or entered a master’s program.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that interior design jobs will grow by 13 percent by 2022, with significant opportunities in:

  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Disabled access
  • Historic preservation
  • Medical offices
  • Hotels
  • Parks and indoor-outdoor spaces

Interior Design Degree Accreditation

The Interior Design bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

This mark of quality is awarded to interior design degree programs that meet the highest academic and professional standards. CIDA-accredited programs prepare students to be responsible, well-informed, skilled interior design professionals.

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