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What will I learn?

Interior designers use their talents and expertise to transform and enhance society. As an interior design student at Suffolk, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to influence the way people live, work, play, grow, move, and bond. Innovation and creative problem solving, protection of natural resources, attention to building codes and laws, and understanding human behavior all play a role in the work of an interior designer.

As a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate in interior design, you'll develop a comprehensive knowledge of design theory, history, communication and design skills, sustainable and socially-conscious design, lighting and furniture design, and code adherence and professional practices. You’ll also develop fluency in the use of two- and three-dimensional design software and computer hardware, which are necessary tools for the contemporary designer.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate perceptual acuity in two and three dimensional work

Demonstrate conceptual understanding of complex visual systems

Demonstrate technical facility with the tools current to their chosen art & design field

Demonstrate visual communication skills common to their chosen art & design field

Effectively solve visual and design problems specific to their chosen discipline

Use experimentation to test new ideas

Evaluate their work and the work of their peers through the critique process

Use the reiterative process to develop new and original solutions to visual and design problems

Evaluate their work in relation to the historical precedents of their chosen field
Visually present their work in a professional manner using the tools current to their chosen field
Orally present and support their work in a professional manner to peers and professionals from their chosen field
Demonstrate fluency in the technologies current to their chosen field
Demonstrate knowledge of the significant contemporary aesthetics and social issues relevant to their chosen field
Employ professional practices current to their chosen field

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,242.00 per year
USD $20,621 per Semester; 12-17 credits per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

73 Tremont Street,



02108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school qualification.

For international students

Students must have final high school transcript.

English language requirements

TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)

PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54

Application deadline for fall is February 15 and spring is December 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Suffolk University

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

  • Main urban campus in bustling Boston area
  • Large international student community
  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes