The four-year Interior Design–Technical Sales degree provides the student academic preparation for professional certification and employment in kitchen & bath, lighting, residential, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare design.
Students develop skills in the design process, technical sales, professional practice, Auto CAD, Revit Architecture, 20/20, hand drafting, sketching, manual and computer-generated rendering techniques, presentation, space planning, specification of materials, building codes, history and theory. Drafting and technical skills are heavily emphasized.
In addition to classroom projects, students participate in various community projects tours, workshops and network with professional interior design organizations as well as compete in local and national competitions.
Students graduating with the Interior Design Technical Sales degree are academically prepared to sit for the CKD (Certified Kitchen Design) exam, gain membership in professional organizations, become licensed, and after two years of experience in the field, sit for the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam. The Interior Design–Technical Sales Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Because the practice of interior design is complex, technical, and demanding, this program provides students with the technical, design and sales skills necessary for professional practice. The program seeks to prepare students to qualify for professional certification.
- Program Prerequisite: None.
- Minor: Not required.
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “B” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “B-” is not acceptable) in addition to an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 124 hours is required for this program for graduation.
Transfer students and students coming into the program with an AAS, AA, or AS will take six semesters to complete the program. No courses older than 10 years will be accepted for transfer credit toward a degree in this program.
All Interior Design students are required to meet with a faculty advisor each semester for course and program advisement. Call 801- 626-6913 or 801-626-7935 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no admission or application requirements for this program.
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. MATH 1030 (3) is recommended to fulfill the Quantitative Literacy requirement. The following required support courses will also be applied toward general education requirements: ART 1010 (3) or ART 1030 (3) and COMM 2110 (3).