The School of Interior Design at the University of Tennessee offers a four year CIDA credited curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. The following are distinguishing characteristics and experiences offered by the college and school that uniquely prepare you for professional practice in design.
Students in the Interior Design Program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville are prepared for the contemporary work environment by learning in an collaborative setting with related disciplines.
Design and learn with related disciplines at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. As reported in the 2015 American Society of Interior Designers state of the industry report “…the best design solutions come from pulling together an interdisciplinary team from the very beginning of the process. Waiting until later just doesn’t work.” At the University of Tennessee you learn in joint enrollment courses and open collaborative studio environments with architecture and landscape architecture students.
Participate in the University of Tennessee design and architecture career fair. Over 40 design firms from around the nation come to Knoxville annually to interview design students for entry-level positions and internships.
University of Tennessee faculty and students are recognized with national teaching awards and scholarships. In 2014-15 academic year Design Intelligence, a report published by the Design Futures Council, recognized Professor of Interior Design Ryann Aoukar was named one of 30 Most Admired Educators of 2015, and a junior interior design student won the prestigious nationally competitive Gensler Brinkmann scholarship.
Learn advanced technology and work at new student workstations. In the summer of 2014 the Art and Architecture building received over 1.2 million in furnishings upgrades that resulted in every student in every year of study having their own new personal workstations with 27” high-resolution computer monitors. An additional $600,000 has been invested in advanced digital fabrication tools and 3-d printers. In the fall of 2014 The College of Architecture and Design opened a new 20,000 sq. ft. FabLab where students explore the latest in digital fabrication and furniture construction.
Interior Design + Architecture. The Interior Design Program at the University of Tennessee offers a unique track of study where students can complete a degree in Interior Design and qualify to apply for a 2.5 year Master of Architecture degree. In six calendar years of studies students can earn two professional design degrees.
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Students interested in learning more about our program, the campus, and life in Knoxville are encouraged to visit us at this time. The day’s events will include conversations with faculty and students, tours of facilities, as well as visits to some of the amazing natural, cultural, and recreational features of Knoxville and its surroundings.
Learn about our program by scheduling a visit with a building tour, program overview, and time in a design studio course. Coordinate your visit by calling 865-974-5265 or email, email@example.com.
See some of the work and experiences of our community.
Congratulations to our 2016 graduates! Click here to watch the commencement ceremony, including the address by alumna Robin Klehr Avia, managing principal of Gensler and recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.Read More »
Interior Design Alumna, Gensler Managing Principal Receives Honorary Degree
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, awarded its eleventh honorary degree to Robin Klehr Avia, a leader in the world of design and alumna of the College of Architecture and Design. Robin Klehr Avia, regional managing principal and chair of the executive committee of the Board of Directors for Gensler, the global design firm, received…Read More »
Design Matters! Camp: A Week that Changes Lives
At Design Matters! Camp, curiosity is the only prerequisite. This camp is for Lego-lovin’, out-of-the-box thinking, process-minded, creative high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Campers are immersed for a week in design thinking and how it can change the world and impact the built environment. What: Design Matters! Camp When: July 10-15, 2016 (overnight camp)…Read More »
Students Lauded for Design Excellence
During its Honors Convocation event in late April, the College of Architecture and Design celebrated the design excellence of students. The event gave college faculty and administrators, as well as students and families, the chance to recognize scholarship winners and students whose design work during the 2015-2016 school year was exemplary. Click here to…Read More »
Pritzker Prize Recipient, Thom Mayne, Lectures April 30, Bijou
Click here to watch Thom Mayne’s lecture presented on April 30, 2016, as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s 50th anniversary. Thanks to General Shale for presenting the lecture. Thom Mayne, founder of the international architectural practice, Morphosis, and 2005 recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize, presented the lecture, Negotiating a…Read More »