Furnishings and Interiors (FI) is an interior design program distinctly focused on residential design and offers students a unique and rewarding opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to work in a professional design firm. The program in addition to offering a specialized instruction in kitchen and bath design accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) offers design studios in hospitality, adaptive re-use and visual merchandising/ retail. The FI program provides an interdisciplinary and experiential learning experience that develops your creative and technical skills in order to create innovative design solutions that promote health, safety and wellbeing within the interior built environment.

The Furnishing and Interiors curriculum course studies include:

  • Creative process
  • Sesign fundamentals
  • Graphic communication
  • Illustration and presentation methods
  • Computer-aided drawing
  • 3-D computer modeling and rendering
  • Design studio core
  • Textiles
  • Lighting design
  • History of architecture and design
  • Specification and estimating
  • Business practices
  • ADA codes and compliance
  • LEED and sustainability

To better prepare students to work as interior designers an internship program is required for graduation.