The UNT Interior Design program has been continuously accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER) since 1977. CIDA provides the foundation for excellence in the interior design profession by setting standards for education and accrediting academic programs that meet those standards.
The curriculum prepares the student for challenges as a design professional by balancing creative and technical expertise. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex provides an excellent network of design practitioners and resources for mentors and internships.
Our graduates pursue many design specialties including:
- Corporate offices
- Custom homes
- Retail stores
- Schools and education
And work in a variety of settings:
- Architectural and design firms
- Furniture dealerships
- Facilities management offices
- Vendor showrooms
Some individuals go on to own their own business or develop a specialty (lighting design, for example) or attend graduate school.
- For information about accredited programs, please visit the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
- For additional Student resources, please visit the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Center and the Informed Design Evidenced-based Research
- For information about licensing & registration, please visit the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE)
- For professional organizations & student memberships, please visit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)