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Interior Design

Major in the School of Architecture

Major Interior Design

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) is a rigorous design-oriented curriculum with a strong theoretical basis to integrate creative problem-solving skills with an understanding of the aesthetic, technological, and behavioral aspects of design.

The role of interiors in architecture is continuously redefining itself as it touches upon areas such as housing, institutional, exhibition, set, and furniture design. The Interior Design Program in the School of Architecture offers a strong, professionally accredited curriculum sequence in which architectural interior design is not bound to a specific area, but rather pushes forward with no limits.

Curriculum courses tie together history, theory, construction, and computer applications in a way that parallels the architecture studio education, while retaining a clear viewpoint on interior architecture and the other design arts.

Declaration Requirements


Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare your major.

For more information regarding declaration requirements, visit the School of Architecture's Freshman FAQ page.

How to Declare


Undergraduates currently enrolled in another college or school at The University of Texas at Austin who wish to pursue a major offered by the School of Architecture must submit an internal transfer application.

Learn more about the internal transfer admissions process and its requirements.

Emphasis is given to strong performance in university courses, especially courses relevant to the degree program to which the applicant is applying. Meeting these requirements is no guarantee for admission.

View the School of Architecture Internal Transfer FAQs to learn more.

Required Courses


View the Interior Design degree plan to learn more about the required courses for the major. For additional information, read the course descriptions for the School of Architecture.



Through approaches that emphasize solving actual and theoretical problems, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to link understanding to experience, theory to practice, and art to science in ways that respond to human needs, aspirations, and sensibilities. Interior design students complete their degrees with the knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking skills required not only to be proficient within the professional environment, but also to transform the lives of individuals and, consequently, society as a whole.


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