Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Interior Design


657 Ross Hall

Alumni Hall

Ames, IA 50011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A-Interior Design; M.F.A.-Interior Design

Format: Campus

Program Description:

With approximately 120 majors, the Interior Design program is guided by seven full-time faculty members instructing most studio and lecture courses. Additional courses are taught in the related departments of Architecture, Engineering and Textiles. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 127.5 credit hours of coursework, comprised of liberal arts (42.5 credits) and design education (85.5 credits) to meet the degree requirements. The Interior Design curriculum is studio based (36 credits), supported by lecture courses in materials (6 credits), systems (12 credits), history (6 credits) and electives. Communication skills such as drawing, drafting and rendering are taught using both manual and computer applications. Software programs for both Macintosh and DOS platforms are available within the college for student use.Computer-aided design is integrated into the studio beginning in the sophomore year.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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