Interior Design | Judson University Christian College

Interior Design Major

Judson's Interior Design Degree Program builds on a very successful architecture curriculum. Students earn a minor in architectural studies while completing the professional Interior Design degree curriculum in the third and fourth year of major study. The program is in a context of an evangelical Christian college, unique in the Chicago area.

Why an Interior Design Degree at Judson?

Diverse Curriculum

Engaging class options in the Interior Design Major include: Theories of Environmental Stewardship, Architectural Design Explorations, Digital Design Simulation, Integrative Interior Design, Advanced Lighting Case Studies, Textiles and Materials. Many foundational courses are shared and include faculty from the Art and Architecture Departments. You can minor in architectural studies to build a solid foundation for your degree and career in Interior Design.

Close to Chicago

Proximity to Chicago: Merchandise Mart, industry, culture and history, Art Institute and museum venues offer many educational enrichments only found in Chicago.

Abounding Employment Opportunities

Chicago is the quintessential American design city full of professionals, networking, and employment opportunities.

Personal Attention

Judson's small, intimate Christian community and low student-to-teacher ratio means you will develop close mentor relationships with faculty.

Peer Engagement

Effective student-to-student learning through sharing and collaborating between programs and in studios.

Dedicated Studio and Learning Space

New LEED-Gold facility with dedicated studio space just for programs in Art, Design and Architecture.

Explore the World of Design

Travel and study abroad options are built into degree programs for the School of Art, Design and Architecture

Practical Work Experience

Academic interaction with real projects and professionals will introduce and build your practical design strategies and teach you how to create excellent customer relationships.

Career Preparation

Judson’s Interior Design program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BA in Interior Design granted by Judson University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information, visit NCIDQ's webpage on NCIDQ Exam Eligibility Requirements. Judson will ensure that students receive an education that will serve them not only during their time at school, but also prepare them for future professional growth and to integrate Christian principles to prepare them for life.


Interior Design Director, Interior Design Consultant, Interior Designer, Residential Interior Designer, Commercial Interior Designer, Color and Materials Designer, Interior Decorator, Interior Design Coordinator, Kitchen Designer, Decorating Consultant, Lighting Designer, Product Designer, Furniture Designer, Occupancy Planner, Workplace Solution Specialist, Space Planner, Bath Designer, Showroom Manager

Career Development Resources

Careers in Interior Design
Becoming an Interior Designer (ASID)
Developing Your Career (ASID)
NCIDQ Examination
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
International Federation of Interior Architects (IFI)

Key Courses

Textiles, Materials and Sourcing, Building Codes and Universal Design, Case Studies in Construction Detail, History of Interiors and Furnishings, Space Planning and Ergonomics, Residential, Kitchen and Bath, Interior Design Study Tour, Case Studies in Lighting and Acoustics, Commercial Contract/Healthcare, Integrative Design Thesis, Interior Design Professional Practice

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“I am extremely happy with my education. Looking back at my time at Judson, there were many times that I would be in my Architecture or Interior Design classes and think, 'I cannot believe that I am learning what I love.” Read More

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