The mission of the Interior Design Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to prepare undergraduate students for entry into a professional career or graduate studies in interior design. The intent of the program is to educate our students to become responsible contributors to the critical, ethical and aesthetic dialogue between the design professions and the world community. Our vision is to be recognized as a premier interior design program with a national reputation for the creativity and design excellence of our graduates.
Interior Design Program
This four-year professional program leads to the Bachelor of Interior Design degree. The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The professional interior designer formulates preliminary design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriate, and functional, and in accordance with codes and standards, and develops and presents final design recommendations through appropriate presentation media. The designer collaborates with professional services of other licensed practitioners in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical and load-bearing design, as required for regulatory approval, prepares and administers bids and contract documents as the client’s agent, and reviews and evaluates design solutions during implementation and upon completion. The Council of Interior Design Accreditation and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredit the Interior Design program. FIDER is recognized as a reliable authority on interior design education by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
Visit these sources for more information on academic and professional careers in interior design:
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
American Society of Interior Designers
Interior Design Educators Council, Inc
The National Council for Interior Design Qualification