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Studying Interior Design at Weber State

Interior Design at Weber State prepares students to enter the design-build profession having knowledge of codes-based commercial environments, design theory, design process and advanced technical skills. Students gain knowledge in contract, hospitality, healthcare, lighting, residential and kitchen and bath design.

Interior Design Highlights

Many courses within the Interior Design program curriculum incorporate service learning opportunities. Faculty and students work with community partners on actual design-build projects to combine curriculum with service throughout the year locally and abroad. Service opportunities vary from conceptual design to hands-on design-build projects to support the community partner mission. 

The Program of Interior Design offers the opportunity to explore different parts of the U.S. and the world. Earn college credit while you experience new cultures, admire stunning architecture and find inspiration in some of the world’s greatest cities. Trips are offered each spring, led by the interior design program faculty. During even years, travel within the continental U.S. During odd years, trips are international.

  

Beyond the Classroom

We offer collaborative design-build team experiences. Each year, interior design students collaborate with Building Design and Construction majors along with Construction Management students from the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology for the interdisciplinary charette exercise to solve a design problem in 48 hours.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

The interior design program features online and live lecture courses. It is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accredited and is endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Courses cover a variety of topics including:

  • Revit, CAD, 3DS Max, Twinmotion
  • Design history and theory
  • Building codes
  • Evidence-based design
  • Professional practice and sales
  • Service learning and practical experience
  • Study abroad experiences
  • Space planning and material specifications

What You Can Do After Weber

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to enter a design-build network of professions within the design-build industry. 
 
Upon graduation, you'll be competent to sit for the IDFX exam, the first portion of the professional exam and be familiar with the content of professional licensure and certification exams, such as NCIDQ and LEED GA.

Career & Salary Outlook

Weber State's interior design program has had a 100% graduate school placement rate in the design-build industry since 2017.

Common careers for interior design graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more... 
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Faculty Perspective

  • Kristen Arnold

    "Graduates of Weber's interior design program enter the field confident and prepared to be part of a design-build team. They are proficient in the latest technology, knowledgeable in building codes, the design process and are ready to meet the demands of the profession."
  • Jacie Johnson

    "This is a rigorous program that prepares students for the real world of design. Architectural and design firms love our students' technical skills, people skills, their tenacity and maturity."
  • Ashley Badali

    "Our students use cutting edge technology, practical experience, personalized faculty feedback and industry exposure to develop knowledge, confidence and flexibility that contributes to design environments. Graduates are prepared for residential and commercial design careers, advanced study and industry certifications."