The award-winning Interior Design Program at WCU is your blueprint for success. Through our curriculum, we will prepare you for career opportunities in a field that combines creativity, technology and business in a profession that relies on your people skills, problem-solving capabilities, and financial awareness.
Our accomplished, professional faculty will guide you every step of the way, helping you to hone your skills and capabilities as you become immersed in your chosen discipline, both inside and outside the classroom.
Our curriculum will allow you to learn and experience the discipline of interior design, both inside and outside the classroom. The B.S. degree in interior design includes a senior research project and internship. To learn more, review the major requirements and the curriculum.
Take a look at the data below regarding the achievements of our students. We're proud of what they've done with the building materials we've set out for them. You can do it, too!
Interior Design Student Achievement Data
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
Job Placement: 100% of the students who graduated in May of 2015 were employed by January of 2016, with 90% employed within the interior design field.
Acceptance into Graduate Programs: No graduates from 2015 have applied to graduate programs.
Graduation Rates: 100% of the students from the class of 2015 graduated in 4 years.
Retention/ Attrition: 100% of all interior design students enrolled during the spring 2015 semester returned in the fall 2015 semester, putting attrition at 0%.
The Mission Statement of the WCU School of Art and Design
The mission of the School of Art and Design at WCU is to serve as an academic program and public resource dedicated to creativity and excellence in the visual arts. By providing opportunities to learn about, experience and create art and design, the School affirms that visual art and design are an essential part of the human experience, having the power to communicate, to improve the quality of life, to challenge, to educate and to delight.
Through teaching, professional activities and service, the School of Art and Design is committed to providing academic and cultural programs of distinction that will improve the intellectual and cultural life of the campus and engage the surrounding community. The School of Art and Design places the activities of its faculty and students in the context of a larger world, and strives for both currency within the discipline and the highest standards of excellence.
The School of Art and Design is committed to the teaching of its creative disciplines and the preparation of students for careers as artists, teachers, and art/design professionals. Our primary goal is to provide the best educational experience possible for students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees, or simply taking courses in our offered areas. We arrange activities both inside and outside the classroom that encourage creativity, critical thinking, free exchange of ideas and a commitment to productivity. The School maintains the highest standards for its faculty, who in turn set high expectations for their students.
Our mission requires that the faculty have terminal academic degrees in their individual discipline and to be continually active in their scholarship, creative projects and other professional activities. It is the conviction of the School of Art and Design that the professional activity of faculty results in direct benefits to the students, including both currency of information and access to professional contacts. Effective faculty members must be active in their own field to ensure that their teaching is relevant to the larger world that students enter upon graduation.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Interior Design. We look forward to hearing from you.