FIT offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design. See eligibility requirements before you apply.
The Interior Design curriculum promotes mastery of design techniques, proficiency in the latest technology, and development of the business and presentation skills required for a successful career. A firm foundation in the liberal arts is an integral part of the program.
The two-year AAS program teaches design fundamentals, including space planning, lighting design, and applications of color, materials, and furnishings. In the last semester, you'll research a particular building and plan its conversion for a different use. Past projects include the conversion of a multi-story townhouse into a nonprofit facility, complete with a gallery, gift shop, office, meeting space, and private residence
In the two-year BFA program, you'll master more advanced design techniques, and apply them to complex building types, including townhouses, country and vacation homes, retail stores, and government and religious facilities. Students complete a two-semester senior thesis project, which culminates in a presentation to a jury of practicing professionals.