"[A designer is] an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist."
Integrity and responsible problem solving are paramount to the development of good design solutions in relationship to the problems of current human settings and activities. Interior designers creatively enhance the function and aesthetics of these diverse environments.
To anchor student's design process with a fundamental background in design theories and vocabulary, utilizing both two-dimensional and three-dimensional format.
To communicate design through oral and visual presentations.
To provide students with opportunities to develop creative and problem-solving skills that fulfill functional and aesthetic needs in commercial and residential settings.
To instill values and accountability for professional ethics and proper business procedures and practices.
Graduates are qualified for design positions with architectural firms, design studios, wholesale and retail establishments, or self employment through freelancing. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, the design process, aesthetic judgment and the development of technical and communication skills.