Interior Design Careers
About the Interior Design Program
The Interior Design program in the College of Visual Arts and Design continuously has been accredited since 1977 by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly FIDER. CIDA provides the foundation for excellence in the interior design profession by setting standards for education and accrediting academic programs that meet those standards.
The CVAD Interior Design curriculum prepares the student for challenges as a design professional by balancing creative and technical expertise. The Dallas-Fort Worth region provides an excellent network of design practitioners and resources for mentors and internships.
Design Specialty and Work Areas
Our graduates pursue many design specialties in the following areas.
Corporate or commercial design
Schools and education
Graduates also work in a variety of settings.
Some individuals go on to own their own business or develop a specialty, lighting design, for example, or attend graduate school.
- For additional student resources, please visit the Interior Design Educators Council and the Informed Design Evidenced-based Research websites.
- For information about licensing and registration, please visit the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, NCIDQ, and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, TBAE.
- For professional organizations and student memberships, please visit the