Why study interior design at Missouri State?

  • You will refine your creative talents and learn the business skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
  • Our established faculty and alumni community will provide internship and networking opportunities.
  • You'll have opportunities to enhance your global design perspective through study away programs .
  • You will be introduced to principles and techniques in many specialties, making you a highly marketable designer upon graduation.

Design your future

Interior designers are the experts who keep our living, working and gathering places convenient, comfortable and beautiful. Our curriculum will help you transform your passion for beauty, art and the physical environment into a career as an interior designer.

Careers and outcomes

Your career options range from working in architectural firms to taking an entrepreneurial route and marketing your own design services. In our program, you'll train for multiple specialties, balancing your needs for expertise in sales, design and restoration. You'll also refine your knowledge of design theory, aesthetics, space planning and environmental design - to help you provide design solutions that are appealing, sophisticated and practical. Many of our graduates offer design services in home furnishing stores, for suppliers and dealers, or residential building construction companies. Some interior designers concentrate in specific areas, like designing restaurants or residential baths. Others design interiors for airplanes or plan historic restoration.

Interior design work