Interior design is more than just decorating. It has evolved into a multi-faceted profession dealing with complete environments that not only please but enhance the health, safety and welfare of end users. Creative vision is inspired and participatory design skills developed through an increased understanding of the design process. Practical skills you need to see the design process to completion are emphasized. You’ll learn to envision great spaces – and know how to build them too.
This challenging multidisciplinary program combines academic study of the history and theory of interior design with practical, hands-on projects. In classes taught by industry professionals, you’ll learn drafting techniques, computer modeling, lighting, and materials and methods, with an emphasis on sustainability, health and safety.
The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. NAU interior design courses meet National Certification for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam eligibility requirements.
More than interior design
A degree in interior design lends itself to a multitude of interesting and creative careers, including: facility manager, project manager, residential designer, healthcare designer, lighting designer, manufacturer’s representative, furniture dealer, corporate designer, hotel/restaurant designer, retail store designer, and more.