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Studying Interior Design at Weber State

Weber State’s interior design program gives creative students an outlet to express themselves, while providing the current technical skills to be competitive in the design industry.

Interior Design Highlights

Weber State’s interior design program includes both online courses and live lectures, so you can tailor your course schedule to fit your busy life.

Many students participate in our popular Charitable Chairs event, designing and refurbishing chairs that are auctioned to support the interior design program and a local nonprofit organization.

  • 100% of students from the class of 2015 who applied to graduate school were accepted.
  • 100% of April 2016 graduates were employed in the design-build profession by June 2016.

Beyond the Classroom

Weber State interior design majors gain practical experience through internships, service learning opportunities, studio courses, field trips across the U.S. and study abroad experiences in a variety of European countries.

Tyler Page

Class of 2017

“Weber State's interior design program has been a challenging but rewarding experience that has taught me how to improve the lifestyle, health and safety of my future spaces' occupants.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s interior design courses teach you about design history, general design skills and specific tools you’ll need to succeed in the design-build industry. Course topics include:

  • Professional practice and sales
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit Architecture software
  • Drafting
  • Sketching
  • Rendering
  • Space planning
  • Specification of materials
  • Building codes
  • Design history and theory

What You Can Do after Weber

Upon graduation, you’ll meet the guidelines to be a residential or commercial interior designer.

You’ll also be prepared to sit for the Certified Kitchen Design (CKD) exam, gain membership in professional organizations and become licensed. After 2 years of experience in the field, you’ll be able to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) exam.

Career & Salary Outlook

Weber State's interior design program had a 100% graduate school placement rate in 2015, and a 100% job placement rate in the design-build industry in spring 2016.

Common careers for interior design graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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Faculty Perspective

  • Kristen Arnold

    "Graduates of the interior design program enter the design-build network of professionals prepared, confident and knowledgeable in codes, technology, design process and the built environment."
  • 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."