BA IN Interior Architecture and Design
Art, Design and Music Department
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.
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.
"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
The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design is a candidate program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
The CIDA-accredited candidate 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 is granted by Queens University of Charlotte and 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.