As an interior architecture student at UW-Stevens Point, you will engage in an exciting, yet extensive, professional training, designing an array of interior spaces ranging from residential homes to corporate office to multiuse spaces such as a senior living facility. In addition, this four-year curriculum is carefully formulated to teach you design history, design communication and drawing, socio-cultural aspects of design, technology and sustainable design. Your design projects will be regularly displayed in a
or the corridors within the College of Professional Studies Building.
Progress toward your degree is monitored through a professional sequence portfolio review. The senior portfolio, which is completed just before graduation, prepares you to present your best work to prospective employers, faculty, students, family and friends.
The interior design program leading to the BFA in Interior Architecture is accredited
by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org
, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, as well as the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BFA in Interior Architecture is granted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.
Explore Career Opportunities in Interior Architecture
More than 90 percent of UW-Stevens Point interior architecture graduates find successful employment in the design field soon after graduation. You may work as an interior designer in a design firm specializing in commercial design, office planning, health care facilities, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, high-end residential design or historic preservation. As our interior architecture alumni testimonials show, regardless of where you eventually end up working, you will find that your professional skills and training are always in high demand in the design field.
See where our alumni are working!
Get Involved on Campus
You can enhance your education in this major when you join one of our active
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Historic Preservation Student Society
- Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
- International Interior Design Student Association
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
You will have frequent field trips to examine interior design firsthand, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Madison. These study tours allow you to visit design showrooms and art museums, get an up-close look at design firms, learn about career opportunities and network with professionals in the field.
with a professional designer allows you to challenge yourself, get in-depth knowledge of a design specialty and establish professional connections. In addition to local and state companies, we offer a unique opportunity to complete an
international internship in London
. You will also have opportunities for expanding your horizons through
study abroad trips
to destinations around the globe.
Meet Your Interior Architecture Professors
Our interior architecture
faculty and staff
professional expertise and teaching experience provide a great resource for you and they are eager to help you succeed. In addition, they are also well connected to other professionals in the field—which means you are connected, too.