As an interior design student at the University of Central Missouri, you will learn and experience design from creative faculty who are attuned to contemporary issues in the field. Both aesthetic and technical experiences are studied in order to solve creative problems and to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Our graduates find employment with a variety of residential and commercial design and design related businesses in Missouri and around the United States. Recent employers include Nest Interiors, Hollis & Miller Architecture, BRR Architecture, Hoefer Wysocki, and Freedom Companies.
Job Placement: 69% of the students that graduated in December 2017/May 2018 were employed in interior design or a related field within 6 months of graduation.
Acceptance into Graduate Programs: 4 of 4 (31% of total) students from the December 2017/May 2018 graduating class who applied to graduate school were accepted
Graduation Rates: 85% of the students that graduated in December 2017/May 2018 graduated in 4 years.15% of students graduated in 5 years.
Retention: 70% of the students enrolled during the fall semester of 2017 returned in Spring 2018.
The Interior Design program is accredited by both the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).Learn More
Dr. Susan Stevenson received her Ph.D. in. Human Environmental Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She teaches all levels of Interior Design courses. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning utilizing social networking (Pinterest) in the classroom environment to increase student involvement and foster critical thinking skills. She also works as a consultant for both commercial and residential interior design.
Students in the Interior Design program are required to purchase a laptop. More information will be added at a later date.