Interior Design

Creating Meaningful & Inspiring Spaces

Interior design provides for the physical and cultural needs and aspirations of people at work and leisure. 

Work by Ashton Templeton | Directors' Choice Awardee '23

Ashton Templeton | Directors' Choice Awardee '23

The BS Interior Design major focuses on developing your creativity, technical skills, and understanding of the built environment. You will learn about various aspects of interior design, such as space planning, color theory, materials and finishes, lighting, furniture design, and sustainable design practices. This program at DAAP emphasizes a balance between aesthetics and functionality, teaching you how to create interiors that are both visually appealing and practical. You will learn how to analyze client needs, develop design concepts, create detailed plans and drawings, select appropriate materials and furnishings, and more.

I had the opportunity to co-op in New York City. It was incredibly exciting and one of the most formative times in my life. I learned so much about both the real world and my profession while making memories that will last a lifetime

John Shear, Class of 2023

Interior Design Student Work

Student Work by Ellie Dedrick & Brie Voetberg | Class of 2023

Ashton Templeton | Class of 2023

Student Work by Elizabeth Wolf | Class of 2023

Elizabeth Wolf | Class of 2022

Student Work by Sarah Hannapel | Class of 2023

Sarah Hannapel | Class of 2023

Interior Design Program Overview

Program Duration: Minimum Credits: Offered Degree:
5 Years 126 Bachelor of Science 

UC Co-op Program

ALEXIS RAMMEL on Co-op in Atlanta, GA

ALEXIS RAMMEL on Co-op in Atlanta, GA


At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning.

All Interior Design students participate in the UC Co-op Program. Students have the opportunity to work full-time in an interior design firm either locally, nationally, or internationally for 5 full semesters during their studies to build their professional experience and resume.

UC Study Abroad

Interior Design student, Taylor Stone, studies abroad in Florence with friends.


Interior Design students also have the unique opportunity to Study Abroad during their study with an array of international partners.

Study abroad is known for being a "life-changing" experience. Studies have shown there are real and tangible benefits to study abroad, including personal growth, positively academic affects, as well as increased career prospects after graduation.

Make the world your classroom as you earn credit for coursework abroad. 

Interior Design Program Facilities

Campus DAAP Arnoff


DAAP offers excellent facilities and resources to support an interior design education. The college has dedicated studio spaces, fabrication labs, material libraries, and exhibition spaces. Students gain training and experience using advanced technology, state-of-the-art tools and industry-standard equipment to prepare for the fast-paced, ever changing, technology-driven future.

Scholarships and Financial Resources

Thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni and friends of the college, scholarships are available to students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Apply to our Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Program

The University of Cincinnati’s Interior Design program features an industry-leading experience through a proven curriculum. Interested in learning more? Request more information today! 

Program Staff

Headshot of Kimberly A Lawson

Kimberly A Lawson

Program Coordinator


Co-op College Advisor

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Cindy Damschroder

Adjunct Associate Professor Undergraduate Art History Advisor


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Kimberly Burke

Assistant Professor


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