Interior Design

Designer Sketching Plans

About the Major

An Interior Design major prepares you for a career working with clients to develop a design for their home or work environment. Students study fundamentals, theory, process, communication, research, and technology to identify and solve problems related to people and their use of interior space.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Account Coordinator Parameters
Assistant Designer Studio M Interiors
Assitant Designer FRANK
Design Intern Studio Grey
Designer Reico Kitchen and Bath
Home Stylist Havenly
Interior Design Assistant Studio M Interiors
Interior Design II Mohagen Hanson
Interior Design Intern New Studio Architecture
Interior Designer Aesthetic Home
Interior Designer Momentum Design Group
Interior Designer Studio M Architects
Interior Designer Kitchen, Baths, and More
Interior Designer CNH Architects
Interior Designer Alchemy Architects
Interior Designer, Project Manager Tiffany Hanken Design
Intern Marceau Interiors
Lighting Designer NBBJ
Project Designer Collage Architects
Store Planner RSP Architects

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Architecture University of Colorado

Where students interned and gained experience during school

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 5 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
A&D Industry Consultant Atmosphere Commerical Interiors
Designer Markraft Cabinets
Designer II NELSON
Interior Designer Anna Gorres Interior Design
Interior Designer Wold Architects and Engineers
Interior Designer ESG
Interior Designer ESG
Interior Designer BWBR
Interior Designer LSE Architects, Inc
Interior Designer Sasha Adler Design
Interior Designer Associate DLR Group
Interior Designer Associate DLR Group
Interior Designer Kaas Wilson Architects
Owner DeLine Design
Playground Designer, CPSI Landscape Structures
Project Interior Designer BDH
Project Interior Designer RSP Architects

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 10 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Associate Footwear Designer Target
Contract Designer CRE Faciliec (Avnet)
Design Integration Specialist Allsteel
Flipper, Designer, Blogger Flipping Diaries
Interior Design Associate SFA Design
Interior Designer Shelter Architecture
Interior Designer Interwork Architects
Interior Designer / Project Manager Furniture Industries, Inc
Interior Designer / Project Manager Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Kitchen Designer The Home Depot
Project Designer Blue-Pencil Collective
Project Manager Metropolitan Airports Commission
Sales Manager Intereum
Sales Representative Indiewalls
Senior Account Manager Dimension Design

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • CAD Technician
  • Design Assistant
  • Facilities Planner
  • Interior Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Representative

Top Employers

  • ESG Architecture & Design
  • HGA Architects and Engineers
  • InUnison Design
  • LHB
  • RSP Architects
  • Studio M Interiors

Types of Employers

  • Architecture firms
  • Commercial design firms
  • Furniture companies
  • Lighting companies
  • Residential design firms
  • Retail companies

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: interior, design, lighting, environment, residential
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.
  • Study Abroad Information for Interior Design