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
Residential homes
Set design

Healthcare
Hospitality
Space planning

Retail design
Schools and education
Sustainable design

Graduates also work in a variety of settings.

Architectural and design firms
Furniture dealerships

Facilities management offices
Vendor showrooms

Resources

Some individuals go on to own their own business or develop a specialty, lighting design, for example, or attend graduate school.

Contact

Bill MorganBill Morgan
Coordinator, Undergraduate Program — Interior Design
Lecturer, Interior Design

940-565-3621
Bill.Morgan@unt.edu
Art Building, Room 262B

Phillip ParkPhillip Park
Coordinator, Graduate Program — Interior Design

Associate Professor, Interior Design
940-565-3621
Phillip.Park@unt.edu
Art Building, Room 256C

Accreditation

The interior design program leading to the B.F.A. in Interior Design 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 B.F.A. in Interior Design granted by the University of North Texas 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.

UNT is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, phone: (703) 437-0700; fax: (703) 437-6312;  info@arts-accredit.org, email.