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Develop creative, technical skills through the UW-Stevens Point Division of Interior Architecture

The Division of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point immerses you in the exciting world of interior design. Our program reflects human needs and preferences while sharpening your creative, technical, technological and critical thinking skills.

The interior design program leading to the BFA in Interior Architecture is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 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

In the fall of 2020 UW-Stevens Point will launch the new School of Design and Communication* bringing together Art, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Media Studies and Professional Communication and collaborating with other creative disciplines including, Theatre Design and Technology, Museum Studies, and Arts Management. 

Earn hands-on design experience

As an interior architecture student at UW-Stevens Point, you will engage in extensive professional training in designing an array of interior spaces ranging from retail space to corporate offices. In addition, the four-year professional program curriculum is carefully designed to teach you design history, design communication and drawing, socio-cultural aspects of design, technology and sustainable design. Your design exercises will be regularly displayed in the hallways of the College of Professional Studies and in a dedicated gallery.

Complete portfolio reviews

Progress toward your degree is monitored through an admission portfolio review at the end of your first year in the interior architecture program. The review allows you to begin the professional sequence of interior architecture courses. The senior portfolio, which is completed just before graduation, prepares you to present your best work to prospective employers. It also includes a public exhibit of your work for professional designers, faculty, students and your family and friends.

Explore: internships and study abroad

The best way to gain a real-world experience as an interior architecture student is to complete an internship. Working with a professional designer allows you to challenge yourself, learn a design specialty and establish professional connections.

The UW-Stevens Point interior architecture program also offers a wide range of study abroad experiences. Join us for a three-week study abroad program offered each summer or do a semester abroad in a country of your choice while focusing on design, architecture and art of each region.