Skip to main content
Main Content

Interior Design

Design your way to a successful career.

Interior design student sketching

Design is everywhere—and interior design majors develop fundamental skills in the principles and elements of design, drafting, concept development and visual presentation skills. You’ll learn how to shape different environments that affect where we live and work. Through interior design theory and practical, hands-on projects, you’ll develop the creativity, knowledge and design skills to envision and construct great spaces.

Visit Department Website

Programs Offered

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Space Planning
  • Digital Media for Interior Design
  • History of Interiors
  • Applications in Design Process and Theory
View Courses & Degree Requirements

Special Admission Requirements

There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

Our Faculty

At TCU, you’ll learn from industry professionals who will teach you principles and elements of design, drafting techniques, concept development, computer modeling, lighting and visual presentation skills.

What Sets Us Apart

You’ll learn by doing. TCU’s Center for Lighting Education is a unique on-campus facility that gives students the ability to mock up design vignettes to evaluate the impact of lighting.

And you’ll step outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. All interior design students complete an internship between the third and fourth year in the program, and many are hired at the companies where they interned. Examples of internship placements for interior design students include:

  • Corgan
  • Gensler
  • Wilson & Associates
  • Mark Hampton LLC by Alexa Hampton
  • Joseph Minton
  • Christopher Coleman – New York City
  • Knoll
  • HKS

Career Prospects

From understanding the principles of lighting and indoor air quality to working in teams and communicating your design ideas effectively, you’ll be prepared for successful careers in manufacturing, furniture production, design showrooms, retailing, real estate and facilities management. Below are some of the companies that have hired recent graduates:

  • AVID Associates
  • Elle Magazine
  • Linda Fritschy Interior Design
  • Krupp Agency
  • Paradigm Design Group
  • Rachel Mast Design
  • Ziegler Cooper Architects