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Coursework in the BSD program in interior design examines the context and spaces in which individuals and groups live and work.
Interior designers create environments within buildings that meet the physical and psychological needs of individuals and institutions, providing a useful, rich and rewarding environment for their lives. Interior design involves the design of space, equipment and furniture. It requires substantial technical and organizational understanding; sensibility to form, lighting, color and texture; and an awareness of design history and theory.
All students who are admitted to the major must pass a degree milestone at the end of the first year to continue in the major. For more information on the milestone process, students should visit https://design.asu.edu/resources/students/milestones.
This is an eight-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework (or approved equivalent) at any point of entry.
Interior Design (BSD)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
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Graduates find employment opportunities with interior design firms or architecture firms and corporations, and governmental entities of any size. Firms may specialize in interior design for residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional and health care spaces. Career specialties include historic restoration, branding, sustainability, new product innovation and incorporation of new technology.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||10.6%||$80,050|
|Designers, All Other||5.8%||$55,930|
|Drafters, All Other||8%||$50,290|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||5.5%||$137,720|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||4.4%||$65,970|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||10.3%||$53,090|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).