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Interior Design, B.F.A.

Become a master of design technology and benefit from deep industry partnerships, gaining hands-on experience and making crucial job connections through competitions, workshops, and more.

What You’ll Learn

Our top-ranked, forward-thinking Interior Design B.F.A. program positions you at the forefront of technology and design. You’ll acquire advanced skills in specifications, modeling, and 3-D visualization, all while developing your personal design practice and sensibility through innovative design challenges and the study of contemporary issues such as sustainability, new materials, and more.

With an in-depth industry focus, the Interior Design, B.F.A. allows you to benefit from hands-on experiential learning through competitions, workshops, and other events in collaboration with industry partners. You’ll gain extensive experience working in dedicated studio spaces and from leveraging new professional connections with prestigious organizations, such as the Retail Design Institute.

You’ll work side-by-side with professional faculty who are leaders in the fields of architecture, interior design, furniture design, lighting design, and the arts, as well as prolific academics at the top of their industries.

Employers

  • Gensler
  • Meyer Davis
  • Perkins Eastman
  • Richemont/Cartier Retail Design
  • The Standard Hotels
  • Viacom

Career Options

  • Exhibition/Event Design Specialist
  • Furniture Designer
  • Hotel/Resort/Restaurant Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • In-house Design Department
  • Lighting Designer
  • Set Designer (Theater, Film, TV)
Destiny Bates (B.F.A. ’18)

Bentel & Bentel

Now a junior interior designer at a top architectural firm, Destiny won first prize and a $15,000 scholarship in a competition by the Decorators Club of New York City during her time at New York Tech.

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Victoria Rouse (B.F.A. ’18)

Disney

Victoria landed an interior design internship as a member of the Imagineering Team and Parks Department at the Walt Disney World Co. less than a month after graduation.

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Ecem Kaya-Castro (B.F.A. ’15)

Rockwell Group

Originally from Turkey, Ecem works on high-profile projects such as the recently opened TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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The Bachelor of Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

How You’ll Succeed

You’ll graduate from our interior design program with a mastery of in-demand design technology, including 3-D modeling using Rhinoceros, Autocad, and Revit, and fabrication processes using 3-D printing, laser cutting, and CNC milling machines.

The Interior Design, B.F.A. also taps into the deep and lucrative industries of interiors construction, construction management, and facilities—areas in which many New York Tech alumni work—to expand your career and learning opportunities.

For students interested in design management, we also offer a combined 4+1 option, combining the Interior Design, B.F.A. with a Management, M.B.A. While pursuing your B.F.A, you'll take nine management credits made up of six waivable core electives and, upon graduation, complete your 30-credit M.B.A. Enrollment is contingent on approval from the interior design program and the School of Management.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Accredited

The Bachelor of Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

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