Set yourself up for a successful creative career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Central Missouri. Our inclusive, accredited undergraduate degree program gives you the artistic and technical experience you need to make the most of a bachelor’s in Interior Design in your career.
Earn your degree in Interior Design in UCM’s collaborative and welcoming environment. Small class sizes enable our faculty to focus on your individual goals and needs, a critical support for your learning path in schools of interior design.
After you graduate, you can pursue a secondary interior designing degree at graduate schools in interior design or begin your career right away. Whatever path you choose, you’ll carry with you knowledge of the professional practices, processes and ethical standards necessary for success in the field.
Qualify for the NCIDQ Exam with our bachelor’s degree in Interior Design
Earning a CIDA- and NASAD-accredited bachelor’s of Interior Design from the University of Central Missouri qualifies you to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). This professional certification distinguishes you from other interior designers in the field, builds trust with your clients and enhances your appeal and earning potential in the job market.
2021 Best Value College for Design
CIDA-accredited Interior Design program
NASAD accredited since 1986
150+ years of art education
24/7 student access to art facilities
Qualify for the acclaimed NCIDQ exam
Your bachelor’s in Interior Design from the University of Central Missouri will equip you to produce creative work that draws on both historical and contemporary art and design. With UCM’s Interior Design degree, you’ll gain the tools to research and understand historical and contemporary designs and how to approach them in innovative ways for your clients.
We believe schools of interior design have a responsibility to educate their students in art history and context, as well as in the business practices of the field. Our accredited BFA program takes that responsibility seriously.
More than half of the undergraduate program’s coursework is dedicated to specialized topics in your major. You’ll gain deep experience in design practice and theory relevant to today’s world. We impart a one-earth philosophy to our students: an awareness of the need for environmental stewardship, sustainable design and global context.
You’ll have the opportunity to take a broad variety of courses including:
Collaboration and hands-on learning are essential components of your bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at the University of Central Missouri. Our reputation for excellence in art and design education is founded on our student-centered teaching culture, commitment to accessibility with low tuition fees and emphasis on experiential learning.
The Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at the University of Central Missouri prepares undergraduate students to launch a career in interior design, pursue advanced study and apply for membership in professional organizations.
Students with UCM’s Interior Design degree have gone on to work at many of the region’s top firms in residential design, commercial interior design and sales. Our graduates have been employed by BNIM Architecture, BRR Architecture, Burns & McDonnell, Hollis + Miller Architects, Roseman and Associates, KHL Design Studio, Black & Veatch, MLB Furnishings and Décor, Edwin Pepper Interiors and many more.
Be prepared for real-world demands
UCM is recognized among schools of interior design for its excellence in preparing students for professional and graduate work. Enter into jobs, client interactions or a graduate-level degree in interior design confident in your workplace and communication skills.
We believe that undergraduate students should be able to earn a respected degree in Interior Design from our accredited program without financial hardship. The University of Central Missouri is a leader among schools of interior design for low student debt.
In addition to scholarships available through the university, bachelor’s of Interior Design students can benefit from:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Add a minor to your BFA degree in Interior Design to strengthen your skill set and create more career opportunities.