Degree Outcomes

  • Employment with design firms specializing in interior design, architecture and related fields such as graphics, furniture, preservation, home furnishings, museums and exhibition, lighting, and more.
  • Graduate study at prominent national and international institutions.

The Student Experience

  • A holistic, studio-based curriculum with individual workspace for students in a premier facility using state-of-the-art physical and digital technology.
  • Collaboration with various populations and user groups. Professional experience and service to the community.
  • Opportunities to study abroad at various locations and visit design centers around the country.
  • Participate in the department’s Center for Community-Engaged Design, the N.C. Main Street program, student chapters of ASID and IIDA and other organizations and partners.
  • Development of professional skills through a required internship experience.

Accolades & Accomplishments

  • Students earned first place in recent
    competitions including the Bernice Bienenstock Library Interior Design
    Competition; IIDA Carolinas Chapter Student Award; IIDA Student Design
    Charrette; Retail Design Institute International Student Design Competition;
    International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture in the Americas; and
    Sherwin- Williams Student Design Competition.
  • Assistant Professor Amanda Gale named among the
    25 Most Admired Educators for 2017- 18 by DesignIntelligence.
  • Professor Jo Leimenstoll received a $200,000 grant
    from the N.C. Department of Commerce for the N.C. Main Street Program.
  • Prof. Stoel Burrowes  was winner in the “Furniture, Decorative Items
    and Homeware” Design Category of the A’Design Awards, 2018-2019, for his Letter
    Back Rocker Rocking Chair.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • The program is accredited by the Council for
    Interior Design Accreditation

Additional Requirements

Students apply to the department in addition to the university. The application is online at iarc.uncg.edu.

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