Undergraduate Interior Design +


The interior design program leading to the B.F.A. in Interior Design 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 B.F.A. in Interior Design granted by Mississippi College 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.

Program Mission

Provide high quality interior design education through professional accreditation in order to prepare students for careers in interior design while integrating faith and learning throughout the educational process.

Program Goals

To support the university mission to maintain an environment that “promotes the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development of its students and encourages them to utilize their skills, talents, and abilities as they pursue meaningful careers, life-long learning, and service to God and others.”

Provide classroom instruction and faculty-student relationships based on principles of spiritual character and support while providing guidance, instruction, and resources in an effort to bring out the highest potential of each interior design student.

Prepare students for entry-level design positions in which they will be able to use visual and verbal vocabulary to effectively and efficiently communicate design concepts.

Promote ethical responsibility while preparing students to enhance the quality of life for individuals occupying interior spaces including protecting the health, safety, and welfare of those occupants.

Educational Philosophy

The program focuses on broadening the understanding of interior design, strengthening applicable skills and motivating academic interest and professional knowledge base. The program values project-based learning in which students apply concepts introduced by the instructor.  Projects offer students the opportunity for creative interpretation and application. The program utilizes a linear course sequence that allows students to hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills by combining knowledge gained in previous courses with new knowledge and skill sets.  Students are engaged and offered opportunities to collaborate in a dynamic learning environment.