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What will I learn?

The School of Interiors provides undergraduate students with professional training in order to design by giving physical shape, identity, and meaning to interior space through specialized knowledge, art, and craft that addresses the holistic human response of people in buildings. The foundation of the major is the studio experience, which is taken each semester and provides the framework for the integration of all program knowledge and technical skills in the design of interior environments.

Careers

Grow Your Future

Graduates from the School of Interiors begin their careers in a variety of settings, including interior design firms, architecture firms, corporations, and public institutions. Students graduating with an undergraduate degree may also pursue graduate or post-professionalism education in specialized areas of Interior Strategies.

Career opportunities in Interiors

Commercial Design

Hospitality Design

Residential Design

Furniture Design

Textile Design

Industrial Design

Exhibit Design

Event Planning

Visual Merchandising

Fashion Design

Healthcare Design

Lighting Design

What You'll Study

The School of Interiors is the premier interior design program in Kentucky. Graduates of the program practice across the United States and have been recognized at the highest level of the profession. The professional degree program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

The School of Interiors offers both the four-year undergraduate professional degree and the post-professional graduate degree. The foundation of the school is the studio experience, which is taken each semester and provides the framework for the integration of all program knowledge and technical skills in the design of interior environments. Through studio, classroom and real-world assignments, interior design students learn to solve complex organizational problems associated with work, place, experience and performance. These professional skills prepare students to manage the aesthetic, technical and business aspects of interior design projects.

Students are also provided the opportunity to interact with regional, national and international design professionals through shadowing, study abroad experiences, lectures by noted speakers, and field experiences.

Accreditation

The professional degree program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Which department am I in?

College of Design

Study options

Full Time (132 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,600.00 per year

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

Application deadline

15 October 2022

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

College of Design

112 Pence Hall,

LEXINGTON,

Kentucky,

40506, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students Human Health Sciences students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have a C or higher in all courses required for the degree in order to graduate.

For international students

Freshman Admission: Applicants who have not attended a college or university upon completion of secondary school AND who have met all requirements, including English proficiency, as noted below. Conditional Admission: Applicants who meet UK’s academic requirements for admission but do not meet the minimum language proficiency requirement or the departmental specific requirements (such as certain SAT/ACT math scores for Engineering and Nursing). Students who are offered conditional admission because of English may either resubmit a higher TOEFL/IELTS score or enroll in UK's Center for English as a Second Language program. English proficiency Scores: TOEFL: 71 iBT; IELTS: 6.0; Duolingo: 95.

Application Deadlines: December 1 for Fall semester (August start); October 15 for Spring semester (January start).

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

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About University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky is ranked among the top 100 public research universities, offering multiple programs ranked in the top 25 in the U.S.

  • World-class teaching and research faculty
  • Over USD 146 million in scholarships awarded
  • Top 15 U.S. ‘Diversity Champion colleges and universities’
  • Services & support teams catering to international students

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