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What You Learn

You gain creative, technical and business skills to design interior environments for a variety of clients in a broad spectrum of settings.

  • Explore the principles of interior design and theories of human behavior

  • Research and analyze a client's goals and create documents, drawings, diagrams and other materials to meet client requirements

  • Formulate space plans using two and three dimensional design concept studies

  • Integrate all elements of design, including safety, functionality and aesthetics

  • Incorporate all public health and welfare requirements in design, including code, accessibility, environmental and sustainability guidelines

  • Choose colors, materials and finishes for the design concept that reflect socio-psychological, functional, maintenance, lifecycle performance, environmental and safety requirements

  • Prepare construction plans and specifications

  • Collaborate with other design professionals

  • Build a professional network and gain practical experience through internships

  • Create a professional portfolio to launch your career

The Kean interior design program follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process.

BFA Interior Design

Second BFA in Interior Design

Harwood Arena

Our professors are really engaged with their students. They’re always willing to help us and they’re great at what they do. Many are in the field practicing. Professor O’Shea literally held my hand through my first networking event.

Nancy Rocha
Class of 2019
Kean interior design student Nancy Rocha

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

After Kean

A BFA in interior design opens the doors to a variety of career opportunities. Possible careers include:

  • Interior Designer/Space Planner  
     
  • Corporate Designer
     
  • Residential Interior Designer
     
  • Healthcare Designer
     
  • Designer – Materials and Furnishings
     
  • Sustainable “Green” Designer
     
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer

#2

Best Interior Design Colleges in New Jersey for 2018, by Universities.com

70%

Percentage of Class of 2018 who had jobs in their field upon graduation

40%

Percentage of Class of 2018 who had internships that led to jobs after graduation

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Accreditation

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) advances the interior design profession as the definitive source for quality standards and accreditation in higher education. CIDA is committed to the continuous improvement and enhancement of interior design education, and the profession itself, by operating according to a strict set of core values.

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