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BA in Interior Architecture and Design

College of Arts and Sciences

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Designing spaces that shape lives

If you’re drawn to how space and the built environment impacts people’s lives, 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 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.

At Queens, we combine technical 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.

To learn more about the IAD program and curriculum, download the IAD Program Curriculum Information Sheet.

Student Work


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


William Furman, IDEC, IIDA, Professor of Design & Director, Interior Architecture and Design.

"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

Student Achievement Data

The interior architecture and design program leading to the Bachelor of Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design, granted by Queens University of Charlotte meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.


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.
Student networking at event
Extended ClassroomInternships
Students can pursue internships working within design firms, development companies, corporations or government institutions.
Interior Architecture and Design Student Association club member shows work
Clubs and OrganizationsIADSA Club
The Interior Architecture and Design Student Association puts on workshops, brings in professionals, arranges trips, attends local networking events and volunteers time with other organizations.

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