Interior Design (BS)
The BS in Interior Design program at Jefferson is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and a top-ranked undergraduate program in the U.S. Known for our excellence in interior design education, we prepare graduates for successful careers in the evolving global marketplace. Our mission is to prepare students to be independent thinkers, innovative problem solvers, collaborators and leaders with high standards of professionalism, integrity and excellence in design. With an emphasis on creativity, balanced with the knowledge and skills required for meaningful contributions to the interior design profession, we instill in students an understanding of the global, cultural, social, aesthetic, technoligical, environmental and ethical responsibilities inherent to the design of interior environments.
Our Interior Design program is grounded in the belief that the interior designer mediates between the human experience and the built environment and should enter the global marketplace as articulate, creative, inspired and socially aware design professionals. The program integrates collaborative, interdisciplinary and study abroad opporunities broadening students' knowledge and abilities. Our Philadelphia location provides a multitued of options for internships, memberships in professional organizations, and partnerships with community organizations and industry professionals, all of which give our students a unique advantage with real-world hands-on experience.
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Jefferson's interior design program prepares you to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in design, emphasizing creativity, real-world experiences and principles of sustainability. You will transform into an articulate, creative, inspired and socially aware design professional through interdisciplinary projects and a challenging sequence of eight studio courses.
- Work with various disciplines and on real-world design projects.
- Network with design firms through professional association memberships.
- Gain valuable experience studying abroad and through internships.