College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Applied Human Sciences

Interior Design at UNI

The Interior Design program is housed within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UNI. It prepares students to be ethical, caring, humane and creative problem solvers in the interior design profession.

The program is a unique and balanced combination of interior design, liberal arts, and business courses. It offers a theoretical and practical approach to understanding residential and commercial design (the two main areas in which entry-level interior designers are hired) along with a required professional internship before graduation.

The mode of study is through studio and lecture classes in which active learning happens through interactions in studio critiques (peer, experienced faculty, outside evaluators), concept development and hands-on problem solving. Small class sizes and extensive faculty contact hours enable frequent feedback in the learning process.Course content is reinforced in each parallel or successive course so that students are enabled a cohesive and comprehensive view of the interior design profession.

Proximal access to updated resources (computer labs, reference books, drafting, cutting and duplicating equipment) supplements the course instruction in an excellent work environment.