Do you imagine yourself designing living spaces, shopping spaces, or spaces for fun, leisure, and entertainment? Are you creative but yet detail driven? Do you want to influence the future of green design?
The East Carolina University interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Our computer-aided design studios, professional mentoring program, and intensive internship experiences add up to state-of-the-art preparation for work in the diverse, competitive, and rewarding field of interior design. Recently recognized by Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) for their scholarship in design education, faculty in our program give students the opportunity to explore their passion for design while preparing them for their future career.
Students can declare the interior design major upon entry to the university or at a later time if they are in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA). Admission into professional-level courses requires: completion of IDSN 1081, IDSN 1180, IDSN 1181, IDSN 1281, IDSN 1500, and IDSN 2800 with a C (2.0) or higher; a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5; and an acceptable level of proficiency in studio work as shown in the sophomore portfolio review.
Four Year Plan
During the sophomore year, students submit portfolios which contain representative work from: IDSN 1081, IDSN 1181, IDSN 1281, IDSN 1500, and IDSN 2800 . This work is evaluated by the interior design faculty, who recommend whether students are prepared to enter the professional-level interior design courses. Students who do not meet the level of proficiency needed for the professional-level courses have the opportunity to resubmit a portfolio a maximum of two additional times. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee entry into the professional level. Admission to professional-level courses is competitive and limited.
This program is only offered in an on-campus, Face to Face format.
Internship: IDSN 4880-Interior Design Internship is required and consists of coursework spring session followed by 200 clock hours over an eleven-week summer session.
Policy on Student Projects:The IDMR department reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce design projects submitted by students for class assignments for the purpose of complying with accreditation and program requirements. Work submitted for grades is the property of the department until it is returned to the students.
The East Carolina University interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).