Interior Design (B.A.)

Good design can boost productivity, increase sales, attract clients, foster creativity, provide a relaxing hospital stay or even increase the market value of a building. Almost every built interior environment - including healthcare settings, schools, offices and homes - is planned by an interior designer.

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Interior design is a profession incorporating both the functionality and aesthetics of indoor spaces. Interior designers understand the importance of the relationship between human beings and the complex microenvironment that they use.

The Interior Design curriculum has been continually accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1975.


Interior design students working on a project together.

Core areas of study include:

  • Design education and pedagogy.
  • Design theory and application.
  • Historic preservation and conservation of built environments.
  • Sustainable design.
  • Visual communication and technology.
  • Indoor environmental quality.

Learn more about requirements and courses in Interior Design.

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Interior Design Graduates

See career outcomes for MSU interior design graduates, including salaries, top employers and employment locations.

Career Opportunities

Sampling of companies hiring interior design graduates:

  • MarxModa
  • AMDG Architects
  • Gensler
  • Steelcase
  • HKS
  • DBI
  • Interior Inspirations
  • Michigan State University
  • Aritzia
  • Artichoke Interiors
  • Asselin McLane Architectural Group
  • Bergmann Associates
  • BlackThorn Productions
  • Bridget Bohacz & Associates
  • C.F. Stinson, LLC
  • C2AE
  • CBRE
  • Carter Lumber
  • Central Michigan Building Services
  • Chalet
  • Community Resource Management Corporation
  • DBI Construction Consultants
  • Sparrow Health System

Pursuing a graduate degree is also a viable option after graduation.

Faculty members and advisors maintain close relationships with interior design companies, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment in this industry

Interior Design Advisor & Undergraduate Support

Caroline Hart

Caroline Hart

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Built Environment Majors