Interior Architecture & Design
Create 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, shopping, working experiences—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 program focuses on a user-centered approach to thoughtfully research, plan, design, and problem solve through real-world exercises and socially appropriate contexts. With courses focused on hand sketching, computer modeling and rendering, drafting, and communications, our flexible curriculum provides the freedom to chart your own course through the industry, from retail to residential, to educational, to furniture, to environmental design. CCAD’s comprehensive Interior Architecture & Design program provides instruction across spaces and industries to equip grads with the skills to thrive in many positions.
Our students go on to work at architecture and interior design firms and retail design agencies, as visual merchandisers, space planners, furniture designers, staging specialists, and textile designers. The flexibility of the Interior Architecture & Design discipline also allows students to explore work in a number of related fields such as design researchers, design strategists, lighting designers, and sustainability consultants.
You'll have access to:
Open studio and critique space with individual work areas
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 and building space
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.
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