University of Tennessee interior design graduates find employment at leading design firms, with 38% finding employment before they graduate.
We know that education is a stepping stone, not a destination. At the University of Tennessee you will have access to a design career day each year where over 40 design firms interview students for internships and entry level positions. Between 2010-2013 38% of the graduates were employed prior to graduation with the average time for employment being 2.8 months between commencement and employment. Please review our student achievement data for more information on employment and firms who hire our graduates.
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.
We prepare you for the future by having leading edge experiences with digital fabrication and design visualization.
At the University of Tennessee learn to design the next generation interior environments with robots, 3-d printing, and leading computer technology. The College of Architecture and Design has invested in a new 20,000 sf digital fabrication facility (FabLab) to prepare students with the next generation of construction and fabrication techniques.
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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 865-974-3253 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Student Named Winner of Prestigious Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship
Erin Collins, an interior design student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was named the first prize winner of the 2015 Brinkmann Scholarship given annually by Gensler, one of the largest design firms in the world. This summer, Collins will participate in an internship at one of Gensler’s 46 offices. Sara Willhoite, a student at the…Read More »
Interior Design Professor Named One of Thirty Most Admired Design Educators
Ryann Aoukar, an associate professor of the University of Tennessee Interior Design Program, has been named one of the thirty Most Admired Educators of 2015 by DesignIntelligence through an annual report published by the Design Futures Council. DesignIntelligence is noted as the most important and respected poll in the country for the design disciplines. Its…Read More »
Church Lecture Series Presents Celebrated Architects and Designers
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester as part of the Church Memorial Lecture Series. The series, which will feature lectures, films, and exhibits, kicks off Monday, January 26. All events are free and open to the public and provide opportunities to gain insight into the works and ideas in the…Read More »
College to Host Open House
The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house on Saturday, November 1 The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. It will coincide with the university’s open house event occurring that morning. The open house is scheduled from…Read More »
UT Architecture and Design Kicks Off Fall Lecture Series
The celebrated Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, kicks off the 2014 academic year this month with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers. The lecture series, sponsored by the UT College of Architecture and Design, provides opportunities to gain insight to the latest ideas in…Read More »