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“Our students are the future designers of the built environment. They work hand in hand with architects, engineers and builders to envision and realize the spaces where we live, work and play.”
Dr. Carol Bentel FAIA, ASID, IIDA
Student Work
Glass door entrance leading into a white building with white pillars.
Blueprint of a building
A spiral building that leads up into the sky.
A lobby building that has an outside porch but all inside a building.
Modern loft apartment
3d art
Contemporary modern home with transparent staircase.
3D bookcase
A white sitting area with booths that have tables. White columns are holding up the ceiling and a city landscape in the window.
A sketch of a building with maps around them.
Outside Modernistic style office building
Modern asthetic building with people moving about
People sitting in a lounge area
Artistic image of a construction site.
Activity in a building
What it's like to see the internal workings of a business.
Family Exploration
A design of the side of a building where you can see the insides.
About The Department
  • Council for Interior Design (CIDA) accredited program
  • Creative skills are taught alongside with technical, as well as business and leadership skills
  • Internship opportunities available in NYC’s leading interior design and architecture firms
  • 79 students, 25 faculty, 44 courses

  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 78 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 12 credits in art history
  • 44 courses offered, including:
    • Building and Interior Systems
    • Color Theory and Rendering
    • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
    • Construction Documents
    • Critical Thinking for Interior Designers
    • Design Build
    • Design Professional
    • Drafting: Basic Building Systems
    • Drawing: Environment and Composition
    • Drawing: Perspective
    • Fabrication Techniques
    • Furniture and Finishings
    • Influences in Contemporary Interiors
    • Interior Design: Professional Practice
    • Interior Materials and Finishes
    • Introduction to Computer Design 
    • Introdution to Revit: Building Information 
    • Introduction to Rhino and Digital
    • Lighting and Specialty Design
    • Models for Interior Designers and Architects
    • Modern and Contemporary Interiors
    • Practical Applications for the Interior Design Professional
    • Principles of Interior Design
    • Sustainable Design
    • Western Architecture: Art and Interior Design
    • World Architecture: Art and Interior Design
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