Interior Architecture & Design

Create environments that tell a story.

The world is changing, and the way we design our environments—the spaces where we live, shop, work, and relax—matters more than ever. With CCAD’s Interior Architecture & Design program, you’ll find the facilities, tools, and faculty to help you make your design vision real. Here, you’ll learn how to design spaces that are beautiful and functional.

Our program focuses on a user-centered approach, meaning we start with the needs of the people who will be using a space. From there, students research, plan, design, and problem solve through real world exercises. Our flexible curriculum means you can choose to specialize in the area that interests you the most, whether that’s retail, residential, or educational spaces, furniture design, or environmental design. And you’ll take courses focused on hand sketching, computer modeling and rendering, drafting, and communications, giving you a range of skills that will help you succeed whichever direction you choose.

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Learn about the materials used to design and build functional, beautiful spaces. Through hands-on projects, lectures, and more, you’ll explore how materials, textiles, and furnishings are made, how they function, and how they can be used.

Interior Architecture & Design First Year Experience

Academic Year

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Freshman Year - Fall

Course Title
2D Creative Practices
Systems of Drawing
Art History
Writing & the Arts

Freshman Year - Spring

Course Title
Intro to Design
What Can a Drawing Do
3D Making with Care
History of Design & Applied Arts
Math Quantitative Literacy

Interior Architecture & Design News

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Rose White (Interior Design, 2019) was a voracious reader in high school and on one of the many afternoons she spent reading at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch, she came across a book, Brooklyn Interiors, that would inspire her career path into interior design.
As a project manager at WD Partners, a branding agency in Columbus, Courtney Patton wears many hats. In addition to helping designers on her teams with everything from idea mapping to prototype rendering, she also has to seamlessly juggle multidisciplinary team schedules, client expectations, keeping her desk’s popular candy jar fully loaded, and so much more.

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