The Interior Design profession concerns itself with the interior spaces of buildings, emphasizing the physical, psychological, and social needs of people at work and leisure.
Through an academic program balanced between comprehensive courses, studios, and cooperative education experiences, students are taught to understand a client's interactions within society and be capable of translating this understanding into appropriate and inspiring design for interior environments. Each level of the student's education engages knowledge and skills in problem discovery and resolution, critical and imaginative thinking, verbal and visual communication, and appropriate technologies.
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program is five years in length and requires approximately 1.5 years of cooperative education experience. According to DesignIntelligence, DAAP's Interior Design program is number two in the nation for 2013. DesignIntelligence lists the Interior Design program as the number one most admired by academic deans and department heads in the country, citing "its co-op program, dedicated studio space, and competent graduates."
In spring quarter 2011, interior design students designed "creative spaces" for Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), home to HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and GAC. This collaboration was a natural outgrowth of SNI's relationship with DAAP, which began when students took cooperative education assignments with HGTV. Learn more here.
Hear students explain why they chose DAAP's Interior Design program here.