Start Your Journey in Interior Design

The Department of Interior Design at the University of Florida is an internationally recognized program committed to evidence-based design that emphasizes the role of human centered research to guide the design process.

What is Interior Design?

Our interdisciplinary foundational design studios offer the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to excel in many design fields. The studio environment, mentored by professional and NCIDQ certified faculty, allows for individual and team project-based learning that combines design thinking, intensive research, design development, creativity and technical skills which sets up our graduates to become leaders in the field.

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Career Paths

Residential Design

Design functional and aesthetically appealing residential space that creates a livable atmosphere and expresses the home owner’s personal individuality.

Commercial Design

Commercial interior designers plan public spaces—government buildings, private businesses, or other corporate entities.

Healthcare Design

Healthcare architecture and interior design is an area in which many architects and designers choose to specialize, since programmatic requirements for these types of facilities are often very complex.

Retail Design

Design is a creative and commercial discipline that combines several different areas of expertise together in the design and construction of retail space.

Educational Design

Museums and galleries architecture and design surveys a range of institutional spaces from around the globe, looking at contemporary projects and the diverse materials and unconventional forms employed in their construction.

Corporate Design

In today's ever-changing business climate, workplace design goes beyond a beautiful space; it's a critical tool for aligning people, culture and processes.

Application Information

The UF Office of Admissions handles freshman admissions and reviews applications. Freshman applicants who are admitted to the University of Florida can declare Interior Design as his or her major. 

Application Deadline: November 1st

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The College of Design, Construction & Planning reviews transfer applications. Students who have earned an AA degree or at least 60 credit hours may apply for transfer admissions. Transfer applicants are considered on a space available basis. 

Competitive applicants should complete the below prerequisite courses prior to transferring to UF: 

• Physics I PHY 2053 OR Applied Physics PHY 2004
• Precalculus MAC 1147 OR Precalculus Algebra MAC 1140 and Trigonometry MAC 1114
•Art History II ARH 2051

Application Deadline: 
Summer: February 1st 
Fall: June 1st

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