thinking globally, actively engaging in dynamic design processes, and creating imaginative solutions
We invite you to join a dedicated group of students who are thinking globally, actively engaging in dynamic design processes, and creating imaginative solutions which promote the awareness and knowledge of the contributions
of interior architecture to health, safety, and the welfare of people in a sustainable
built environment. Graduates aspire to be active lifelong problem solvers, seeking
to adapt current knowledge and emerging trends to meet the demands of a future marketplace.
More about ETSU Interior Architecture
Interior architecture is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive.
Designs are created in response to and coordinated with the building shell and acknowledge the physical location and social context of the project. Designs must adhere to code and regulatory requirements, and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability.
The design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills the project goals.
Find the official expanded definition herePlease contact the program coordinator, Dean Isham, for any clarification.
The ETSU four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture is a first professional degree that prepares students to enter interior design practice as “interior designers”. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Exam (NCIDQ), which is the gateway to professionalism and required for practice in many states. Graduates are not eligible to sit for the professional architecture exam unless they seek a graduate degree in architecture.
In addition, graduates cannot call themselves “interior architects,” or indicate in any promotional material that they provide “interior architecture services” within the State of Tennessee.
ETSU Interior Architecture Accreditation Information
The interior design program leading to the BS Interior Architecture degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.”
“The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BS Interior Architecture degree granted by ETSU meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.”
The program is also accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design www.nasad.arts-accredit.org 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248
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