Ohio University

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B.F.A. in Interior Design

Interior Architecture—Bachelor of Fine Arts

What you'll learn

Through this program, you will learn how architectural elements interact and synthesize to meet physical, psychological, social, and intellectual needs of people in a variety of settings.

If you are sensitive to the use of materials and details in a built environment, are attentive to color, enjoy drawing, constructing, and organizing objects and spaces, this program may provide a challenging and fulfilling career choice.

Career opportunities

For more than 30 years, the Interior Architecture program has been preparing graduates for successful careers in residential and non-residential design, as well as in lighting, visual display, sales, and showroom management.

Interior Architecture Program Student Achievement Data 2016-2019 [pdf]


Applicants must meet general University admission guidelines to enroll in any School of Art + Design program. Additionally, a portfolio review is required for admission consideration for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Interior Architecture, as well as for talent-based scholarship consideration and transfer admission.

Students planning to apply to a BFA program can learn more about the portfolio requirements and submission via our Portfolio FAQ page.

Technology Requirements [pdf]

Interior Architecture faculty

The Interior Architecture program faculty are qualified experienced professional designers and dedicated design educators. Program courses present ideas, issues, and information central to the contemporary practice of interior design. If you’d like more information about the Interior Architecture program, contact Professor Matthew Ziff.

Matthew Ziff
Associate Professor of Interior Architecture
(740) 593-2869

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Ohio University’s Interior Architecture program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.
This CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree granted by the School of Art+Design, in the College of Fine Arts, of Ohio University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). 
For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.