The UCA Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers two degree options for Interior Design majors: a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. The curriculum for the Interior Design degree is planned to prepare students to serve the interior design and architectural professions in areas of commercial and residential planning and merchandising. Course work for the Interior Design includes basic design, technical knowledge and skills, communication, history of the arts, and business practices.
The Interior Design Program at the University of Central Arkansas is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA - formerly FIDER)
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN
The American Society of Interior Designers, Professional ASID and UCA Student Chapter ASID, endorse the following definition:
"The professional interior designer is a person qualified by education, examination, and experience, who:
- identifies, researches, and creatively solves problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment;
- performs services ...including programming, design analysis, space planning, and aesthetics, using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings; and:
- prepares drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public."