Interior Design, BAA

Discover a creative, in-demand career with the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design. This program offers a professionally relevant curriculum that prepares and inspires the designers of the future. Build your skills on a foundation of holistic, creative problem-solving. The curriculum offers a combination of core courses and liberal arts education. The BAA in Interior Design empowers you to realize your potential and goals through a design education that is responsible, rigorous, and relevant.

Courses & Requirements

The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.

Sample Courses

  • Interior Design Theory
  • Modern Interiors and Furniture
  • Interior Building Systems
  • Professional Practices and Principles
  • Capstone Design Studio

Program Catalog Page

Points of Pride

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Professionally Recognized

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), one of only two CIDA-accredited programs in Washington State.

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Prepare for Certification

Program is designed to support students seeking the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)'s professional certification, and other relevant credentials.

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Study Abroad

Enjoy discipline-focused opportunities to study abroad, in destinations such as Sorrento or Florence, Italy.

  • Michael Culpepper

    • Faculty

    Michael Culpepper received a Master of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His award-winning architectural designs have been published in periodicals such as Elle Decor, and The Architectural Review and exhibited in museums from London to New York City to Miami. He is also a practicing filmmaker.

  • Sandra Doyle Wilson

    • Senior Faculty

    Sandra Wilson received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. She organizes and leads full immersion trips to Italy for interior design student groups in the Fall.

  • Mark Mappala

    • Faculty

    Mark Mappala received his Master of Architecture and Montana State University-Bozeman. His professional experience includes aviation, residential, retail/commercial architectural and interior projects and graphic design/marketing. He teaches AA and BA studio courses related to retail/commercial, graphic, exhibition design and coordination as well as leading the foreign study abroad (Scandinavia) design trip.