BA IN Interior Architecture and Design

College of Arts and Sciences

Art, Design and Music Department

On Campus

Designing spaces that shape lives

If you've got an eye for designing spaces and you like a good challenge, the interior architecture and design major is perfect for you.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design builds on Queens' transformative experience, adding a solid foundation in critical design thinking. The IAD program aspires to inspire thoughtful, empathic and creative designers who enrich people's lives by developing quality driven, comfortable, pleasing and memorable places that bring value to society.

You will learn the technical knowledge necessary for a career in interior design. At Queens, we combine that knowledge with a strong liberal arts foundation which teaches you to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively – some of the most important skills in any profession. You will enjoy a hands-on learning environment which gives you an opportunity to gain meaningful experience.

You can see some of the amazing things our students are accomplishing by viewing the Student Achievement Data.


As the professional world grows more competitive, it is vital students graduate with real-world experience. All students in the Interior Architecture and Design program complete an internship experience as part of their degree requirements.

Transfer Credit and Students

Students looking to submit design related course credit from another institution or finish their degree at Queens are encouraged to contact the program in advance.

To learn more about the IAD program and curriculum, download the IAD Program Curriculum One-sheet or contact William Furman, IDEC, IIDA, Professor of Design and IAD Program Coordinator.

Interior Architecture and Design Student Association

Queens has an active Interior Architecture and Design Student Association that puts on workshops, brings in professionals, arranges trips, attends local networking events and volunteers time with other organizations. The group doubles as the acting student members of the International Association of Interior Designs (IIDA) Campus Center and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) student chapter.

"I am currently interning at Smithouse Construction in Baltimore, Maryland. My designs have grown and developed, and I am so thankful for this opportunity. I think it is amazing that Queens requires an internship because it really helps you decide what you want to do in the future as well as build a network for the future." -Anna Morphey '19


Our experienced faculty are passionate about their field. With their extensive knowledge and background, they are prepared to work closely with you as you pursue a degree in interior architecture and design. Meet your professors.

Commonly Paired Minors

study abroad
Extended ClassroomStudy Abroad
Explore art and design around the world. Past trips for our students have included London, Paris, Florence, Barcelona and South Africa.
Interior design internships
Extended ClassroomInternships
Students can pursue internships working within design firms, development companies, corporations or government institutions.
art club
Clubs and OrganizationsArt Club
Join other students passionate about all mediums of art. Join QUAC, or Queens University of Charlotte's art club, to work on various projects to beautify campus and promote a vibrant campus art scene.

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