Interior Design

In Central Michigan University's nationally-accredited Interior Design program, you’ll use your design skills to develop creative, beautiful, and functional interior spaces that meet the needs of the end users. Working with a diverse faculty with education and industry experience and using design-specific software, you’ll learn to create unique spaces by emphasizing an integrated approach that connects interior design to society and architecture.

Interior Design hands-on experience

Engage in community and university activities outside the classroom:

  • Compete in design competitions.
  • Participate in service-learning projects.
  • Complete an internship experience.
  • Connect with professionals in A+D firms and corporations.
  • Attend field trips.
  • Present at conferences.
Program Details

The CMU Interior Design program is CIDA and NASAD accredited.

The interior design program leading to the B.A., B.S., or B.A.A. degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, 2021-2027), 206 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The program is also accredited by the  National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

The CIDA-accredited program prepares you for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The B.A., B.S., or B.A.A. degrees granted by Central Michigan University meet the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). Learn more about NCIDQ Exam eligibility.

A student sitting at a desk using a laptop computer to complete interior design class assignments.