We are an Interior Design program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) with a balanced approach to the artistic and technical aspects of Interior Design. The philosophy of the interior design program at HU is to provide students with an education in design that builds fundamental skills, imparts comprehensive knowledge, and gives opportunities to implement these skills and knowledge through the creative and relevant interior design project experiences. Students are encouraged to develop an attitude of service toward others and sensitivity to the impact of design on the environment.
HU Interior Design students continue to receive awards from design competitions in multiple categories: residential, healthcare, commercial design, etc. Additionally, the Harding ASID student chapter actively engages in service and community projects and has been recognized as the 2009 ASID South Central Chapter of the Year.
Academic advising is a crucial part of getting the most from your time as an interior design major at Harding. Plan to schedule an appointment with one of the interior design advisers two-weeks prior to registration week in both fall and spring semesters. Make sure you check for holds on your accounts that might delay your registering for classes. Registering as early as your classification allows ensures that you get the best schedule. Classes fill up fast–register quickly. You will most likely need to rearrange courses due to closed classes along the way.
Careers in Interior Design
Interior design encompasses a variety of career and employment opportunities. Residential design can include remodeling, new construction, model homes, apartments and condominiums. Commercial design specialties expand to include office, healthcare, institutional, educational, as well as, hotels,restaurants, spas, and retail environments. Many designers are employed by architecture and interior design firms, furniture and home furnishing stores, or specialized design firms such as yachts and private plane design. Below are links with additional information concerning job outlook, interior design practice, income, and career stages.
Alumni Information coming soon!!!!
Retention, Graduation and Job placement
Job Placement: 60% of the students that graduated in May and August of 2013 were employed by January 2014.
Graduation Rates: Of the students who entered upper level courses, 90% of the class of 2013 graduated in four years.
Retention/Attrition: 94% of students enrolled during the spring 2014 semester will be returning to the program in the fall of 2014. This is a 6% attrition rate.
Graduate school: No students have applied to graduate school in the last two years.
For More Information
American Society of Interior Design
International Interior Design Association
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Interior Design Educators Council