Interior Design


The Department of Interior Design offers the following two degree paths to assist students with their educational goals.

  • A two year Associate in Arts in Interior Studies degree
  • A two year Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design degree.


Interior Design Advisors

All students are assigned an Interior Design faculty advisor. Advisors are assigned by the students last name (see below).

If your last name starts with…

A – G your advisor is Dan Beert,

H – P your advisor is Peter Benarcik,

Q – Z your advisor is Connie Wais,


Entry Codes

Certain classes offered each quarter may require entry codes if:

  • It is a special topic course
  • You’ve transferred credits from another college
  • You are trying to take a course out of sequence

To request an entry code please e-mail and include:

  • the course number, the class name and the item number
  • the quarter you are requesting a code for
  • why you need the code (you transferred credits or need to take a course out of sequence)
  • your phone number
  • your student id number

Please allow at least one business day to receive a response to your request. The entry code will be sent to YOUR BELLEVUE COLLEGE EMAIL ACCOUNT. Requests sent on Fridays or weekends may take until Tuesday to be answered.

Please don’t call the Interior Design Program office for Entry Codes.

Graduation and Applying for your Degree

Graduation and Applying for your Degree

Obtaining an associate’s degree can be an advantage to students in many ways.  An Interior Design-related Associate Degree is required for entry into our BAA Interior Design Program. It also offers a streamlined path for transfer to other institutions or entry into the job market, thus benefiting students in multiple ways.

To be formally evaluated for your degree (AA or BAA), you are required to submit a degree application two quarters prior to the quarter you intend to graduate. Detailed information of graduation application procedures and quarterly application deadline can be found at:

List Serve

We often send out information about entry codes, course offerings, registration and other relevant advising information to the list serve. So we strongly suggest you subscribe to the Interior Design List serve. Sign up instructions can be found at Interior Design Listserve Instructions_Updated Dec. 2013

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Costs and Assistance

AA Program Costs:

Tuition and Fees: For current AA courses (Lower Division Courses (299 & below) tuition and fee rates, refer to the information at: Additional college-wide mandatory fees will be in addition to the listed credit fees for Washington residents and non-residents.

BAA Program Costs:

Tuition and Fees: The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design program is self-supporting and tuition waivers are not permitted. For current BAA upper division courses (300 & above) tuition and fee rates, refer to the 2013-14 Tuition sheet TuitionRatesSelfSupport300+

Application Fee: A nonrefundable fee of $75 is required to apply to the BAA program.

Financial Aid:

To determine whether you are eligible for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. To find out more information, please visit the BC financial aid website at Students in either Interior Design degree may apply for federal, state and institutional grant funds, such as:

  • The Pell Grant
  • WA State Need Grant
  • Bellevue College-sponsored grant


Students in either Interior Design program may be eligible to apply for Bellevue College scholarships, including several scholarships specifically for Interior Design students. For information, contact the Bellevue College Foundation at (425) 564-2386.