Interior Architecture & Design

You make environments that tell a story.

As we look for better ways to interact with our changing landscape, social fabric and community needs, the way we design our environments — our living and work spaces — matters more than ever. At CCAD, you’ll find the facilities, tools, and faculty to make your dreams of designing a reality. Our Interior Architecture & Design degree program involves research, planning, design and problem-solving through real-world exercises, as well as courses in hand sketching, computer modeling, and communications. You’ll graduate ready to translate your vision in a wide range of spaces and industries.

Our name

Effective Fall 2019, the Department of Interior Design at CCAD will formally change its name to Interior Architecture & Design.

Interior Architecture & Design facilities

CCAD’s state-of-the-art facilities give you the equipment and technology (including 3D printers) you need to unleash your inner Interior Architecture designer.

You'll have access to:

  • Fully equipped lighting, print and computer labs
  • Material samples, catalogs and flat-file storage
  • The Tad Jeffrey FabLab, which includes laser cutters and 3D printers for prototype fabrication of models, furniture, and objects
  • A woodshop for furniture-making and model work
  • A construction demonstration area with open studios and building space


Student and alumni works



CCAD’s comprehensive Interior Architecture & Design program provides instruction across spaces and industries to equip grads with the skills to thrive in many positions in the built environment. Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields, working in retail, store design and construction, traditional interior design within large architecture firms, to set design, and visual merchandising. 

Design researcher
Design salesperson
Design strategist
Educational designer
Furniture designer

Interior architect
Lighting designer
Office designer
Project manager
Retail designer

Space planner
Staging specialist
Textile designer


Our grads generate interest from employers in diverse industries, from big-name retail brands to interior-design and brand-experience firms. Some employers who have benefited from their skills are:

Abercrombie & Fitch
BBCO Design
Big Red Rooster
Chute Gerdeman

IA Interiors
L Brands
Moody Nolan
Meyers + Associates Architecture

WD Partners
Wilson Associates
Yabu Pushelberg


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Credit hours

Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements42

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Course information

Check out the Interior Architecture & Design course requirements.

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Chair of Interior Architecture & Design, Associate Professor
Interior Architecture & Design, Master of Design
Interior Architecture & Design, Industrial Design, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design, CORE Studies
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design
Adjunct Instructor
Interior Architecture & Design


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