Interior Design


Interior Design Major

With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, St. Kate's interior design major will equip you with the knowledge and skills to serve a wide and diverse range of clients.

First-year students

Admission into the program occurs mid-sophomore year and is based on a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all coursework and 2.8 for pre-requisite coursework.

Transfer/Continuing education students

Students transferring from another institution must submit a transcript for evaluation and have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Students who have spent a year or more at another institution and who have completed prerequisite courses or interior design courses at that institution will also need to submit a portfolio of their design work — to assist in class placement at St. Kate's. The portfolio should include any or all of the following:

  • Evidence of drawing and sketching abilities
  • Evidence of color and finish composition
  • Evidence of design programming
  • Evidence of space planning
  • Evidence of schematic design development
  • Evidence of construction drawings and specifications
  • Evidence of CAD and computer rendering work

Second major in interior design

Women and men holding an undergraduate degree may receive a second major in interior design. Students must complete all prerequisite, supporting and major coursework.

Major coursework

Course numbers and titles are in the process of being finalized and will be will published soon.

Introduction to Interior Design Research and Process
Sustainability and Material Science in Interior Design Graphic Communication in Interior Design I
Graphic Communication in Interior Design II
Interior Design Studio I: Residential, Assisted Living and other Forms of Non- Commercial Space
Interior Design Studio II: Corporate, Hospitality and Public Spaces
Interior Design Studio III: Healthcare Environments, Design for Special Populations and Non-profit Entities
Interior Design Construction and Fabrication
Lighting Design
Lighting and Color
Research Based Praxis
Interior Design Internship
History and Theory of Material Culture
Interior Design Senior Studio; Capstone

Design and Society
Three-Dimensional Design
Intro to Art History I

Intro to Art History II
Environmental Psychology or Lifespan Developmental Psychology, or Human (Cultural) Geography)
Principles of Management
General Psychology
Statistical Methods in Psychology, or Statistical Analysis, Statistical Analysis Decision Making

Speaking to Lead and Influence
Human Cultural Geography