B.A. in Art: Interior Design

Interior Design is a professionally oriented Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited program. It is housed in the Department of Art and Design, which allows the student a unique opportunity to experience a highly aesthetically oriented program with exposure to a wide variety of design and art courses.

Interior Design

The B.A. with an option in Interior Design allows students many unique opportunities in the field of design. The interior design major is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Students use advanced computer-aided-design (CAD) and animation programs as well as traditional methods in developing sophisticated design solutions for a variety of architectural projects. Interior design students gain an excellent foundation in subjects such as color theory, space planning, presentation techniques, rendering, drawing, building systems and codes, and material and design for special populations. (Internship opportunities are available.)

Click here to view CIDA Student Achievement Data (PDF, 2.5MB).

Interior Design Faculty

The interior design program has a perfectly balanced staff of highly qualified designers, all of whom come from differing university and professional experience backgrounds, representing ideas from various parts of the nation and the world. Among them are practicing interior designers and architects, theoreticians, a textile expert, history of interiors and architecture experts, researchers, a CAD and 3D Viz expert, artists in their own right, code experts, drawing and rendering experts, and educators who have specialties in such areas as health care, historic preservation, and furniture design.

The faculty members differ in gender, cultural background, and country of birth, design education, professional practice experience and special interest. The teaching styles of the instructors represent diverse approaches based on a wide range of design background and experience. The faculty believes their greatest strengths are in their team work, uniqueness and diversity; a perfect fit for our culturally diverse student population. All of the interior design faculty members at California State University, Fresno have the academic and professional experience appropriate to their teaching specialty. As Interior Design Faculty, we work as a team, committed to excellence in design and skillfully advised by an outstanding Advisory Council.