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Interior Design

Department of Built Environment (BE)

Dedicated to preparing future leaders and innovators in the global design community, the interior design program at Indiana State University offers a dynamic and progressive curriculum supported by top-notch facilities, frequent field trips, an active professional advisory board, and a faculty of practicing designers and scholars from around the world.

The program is one of only 159 programs worldwide to be accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER). Additionally, the program is one of only 18 four-year programs in America to be endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Design Association (NKBA). The program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). Program alumni can be found successfully practicing interior architecture design from California to New York as well as abroad.

Featured in America's Top 150 Best Buys in Higher Education, Indiana State University has been praised by the Princeton Review for its "private school feel... welcoming student body, and reputation for tolerance. Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a National Tier University, ISU was recently recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 62 Community Engaged Universities in America. Home to approximately 10,500 students, its attractive residential campus borders downtown Terre Haute. The program itself is part of the Built Environment department in the College of Technology.

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Class project is child's play
Indiana State University students in a first year interior architecture design class were pleasantly surprised when their project involved designing and building two full-size playhouses.
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IAD student building playhouses    

Interior design students procure skills from resource library

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Indiana State designated campus center for interior design organization.

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