Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals.
Seminole State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Interior Design is the only four-year public program in Central Florida. The art-based curriculum combines design concepts and social-science philosophies with the technical skills that are required of the profession. Once you complete the degree and two years of work experience under a licensed interior designer or architect, you will be eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) exam for state licensure.
Why Seminole State?
- Path to licensure: The bachelor’s degree is state approved for our graduates to sit for the state licensing exam.
- Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflect current client needs and trends, such as sustainable design practices, ergonomics, universal design and aging in place.
- Industry-focused faculty: All full-time interior design faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry.
- Award-winning facilities: Classes are taught at the College's award-winning Heathrow Campus, which is also the base for other design-related degrees.
- Award-winning students: The program is nationally recognized, and students have consistently won national and regional industry awards.
- Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and design centers, and join the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association and the Emerging Green Builders.
Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade.
Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in:
- "Aging-in-Place" Design
- Barrier-Free/Universal Design
- Commercial Interior Design
- Facilities/Project Management
- Government/Institutional Design
- Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design
- Hospitality/Entertainment Design
- Kitchen/Bath Design
- Residential Interior Design
- Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design
- Sales/Manufacturer Representative
- Space Planning/Specification
- Sustainable/Environmental Design