B.A. Interior Design
The Interior Design Program at California State University, Sacramento has a regional reputation as a leading design school, and is (see Special Features) recognized as a nationally accredited program. The four year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design with a concentration in Interior Architecture.
The Interior Design Program provides students with the technical, creative, and critical thinking skills needed to enter the Interior Design profession. The breadth of courses in the program reflects the importance of both a liberal arts background and professional preparation in the design field. Courses encompass the study of design history and theory, aesthetics, graphics, lighting, space planning, computer-aided design, interior construction, and professional practice. The Interior Design curriculum provides comprehensive coverage in all the major areas of training, including concept development, design, communication, presentation, construction, and professional services. Many of the course assignments are based on actual design projects. Guest lecturers and professional panel critiques and discussions as well as building tours of outstanding projects are all important parts of the curriculum. Community service projects also help to maintain a strong connection to the community and profession.
Four full-time faculty and several practicing professional architects and interior designers teach in the Interior Design Program. Faculty have expertise in architecture, design history, residential and commercial interiors, lighting, space planning, and computer-aided design. Since part-time faculty are drawn from the profession and include licensed architects, and certified interior designers, students receive firsthand exposure to professional practice methods and techniques. The high level of teaching, coupled with a structured internship experience, prepares California State University, Sacramento students for successful careers in the interior design profession.