Interior Design

Interior Design degree programs at Berkeley College focus on the creative and technical aspects of this exciting industry. Graduates are prepared with the necessary skills and practical knowledge to enter the industry in a range of roles.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Associate’s degree programs prepare students to pursue careers in creative positions, as residential or commercial interior designers, exhibit designers, designers in architectural firms, and more.

Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience in interior design. They combine firsthand knowledge and know-how with classroom instruction for a thorough education for entry into the professional world.

  • A curriculum that focuses on exploring design fundamentals, theory, visual communication, culture, and history
  • Studio-based, hands-on projects, exploring all aspects of design through sketching, drafting, and color composition
  • Modern computer-aided design learning current programs used in the design industry, such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Rhino, 3ds Max, and rendering with V-Ray
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Achievement Data

Berkeley College collects and publishes the following information in connection with its accreditation with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This data is separate and apart from the retention, graduation, and employment rates calculated and disclosed in accordance with federal law. With respect to the Interior Design B.F.A. program, a student taking 15 credits or more each semester could complete the program in four years or less. A part-time student taking nine credits each semester could complete the program in seven years or less. (An academic year is comprised of two semesters.)

Student Attrition/Retention: 70.37% of all Interior Design B.F.A. students enrolled in the spring 2015 term were still enrolled in the program for the fall 2015 term.

Graduation Rates: This program was first offered in fall 2011, so many of its students have not yet graduated. Of those who have completed the program, 90 percent have done so in four years or less. The remaining ten percent who have completed the program did so in five years or less.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs: Of those who completed a program between September 2014 and June 2015, no program graduates enrolled in graduate school.

The following employment information for those who completed a program between September 2014 and June 2015 was collected from graduates six months after graduation.

  • 96% of graduates were employed within six months of their graduation date in discipline-related jobs.
  • No graduates were employed in non-discipline related jobs.

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