The Interior Design Program at the University of Alabama is dedicated to providing students with competent, entry level design skills that address the aesthetic, psychological, and environmental issues impacting interior space. The location of the program in the College of Human Environmental Science's department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design ensures that students develop a design philosophy which focuses on users and their changing needs. The program strives to instill in students the motivation for excellence based on the knowledge of the principles and elements of design in appropriate application to the build environment.

The interior design program’s philosophy at the University of Alabama acknowledges the need for the interior design profession to remain active in providing for the safety, convenience, and aesthetic satisfaction of users in the 21st century and beyond.

An interior design student graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in interior design.

The interior design program serves the interior design profession and its clients/users through quality instruction, research and service. Our mission addresses student learning in the areas of social and cultural history, sustainability, professional practice, nonresidential and residential clients and special populations. Computer application relative to design problems and the development of aesthetic skills complete the focus in order to provide for human safely, comfort, function and convenience. Graduates of the program can expect to secure entry-level positions in a wide variety of areas with the design profession.

Recent graduates have accepted jobs with architectural firms, interior design firms, and individual private sector corporate businesses such as restaurants, hotels and banks, as well as public sector entities such as hospitals, schools and government agencies. Graduates frequently have been chosen by their firms to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

Experienced alumni designs have included the interior of a French aircraft for Dassault company, the flagship retail store for New York’s Barney’s in Texas, preservationist work in New York with architect David Foster, designs for the US military, sky boxes for sports arenas, high end residential design in New York with Keith Irvine in Washington, D.C., with Solis Betancort, a design/build firm in Houston, Texas, and with architect Stephen Laney. Graduates also have become executives in the world of design materials such as fabrics, carpet, furniture and lightning. Alumni have pursued graduate education at international schools of architecture such as the Glasgow School of Art.

The Interior Design program at the University of Alabama meets the institutional and program eligibility requirements of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The program was most recently awarded a six year accreditation in March, 2011. The program is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Semester 1 Semester 2
EN 101 EN 102
ARH 252 CTD 221
HES 100 CTD 102
CORE MATH CORE MATH
CTD 121 ARH 253
Semester 3 Semester 4
ART 110 ELECTIVE CLASS (CS 102)
HI OR SB DR 355
DR 250 CTD 226
CTD 225 CTD 261
CTD 421 LITERATURE CORE
Semester 5 Semester 6
HES 310 CTD 326
NATURAL SCIENCE CORE CTD 328
HISTORY CORE CTD 371
CTD 325 NATURAL SCIENCE CORE
ART 131 COMPUTER OR FL CORE
Semester 7 Semester 8
CTD 425 HI OR SB
CTD 219 COMPUTER OR FL CORE
STUDIO ART ELECTIVE FA, LITERATURE OR HU CORE
HI OR S CORE WRITING CORE
CTD 422 CTD 426

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