The interior design program provides integrative learning through a multi-disciplinary course of study that includes courses in art, business, communications and interior design. Students are encouraged to combine a major in interior design with a minor in marketing, management, art, or communications. Graduates are employed in interior design firms, architectural firms, interior/facilities management divisions of large corporations, home furnishings retail, institutional and commercial furnishings, marketing positions and showroom management.
Most of the interior design courses are in the studio format where students integrate a variety of subjects to solve complex design problems. At the heart of the interior design program in the goal that students will understand human interaction with the environment to enhance quality of life. Students focus on the reciprocal relationships of humans and their interior environments.
The program is accredited by CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) and by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).
Only the Office of Admissions and Orientation grants admission to Western Michigan University for undergraduate students. Students may be admitted to the university as pre-interior design majors. Application forms may be obtained from that office or the University’s website at www.wmich.edu.