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 865-974-3253 or email, email@example.com.
See some of the work and experiences of our community.
MAX_min Student Teams Impress
Designs submitted for the college’s annual MAX_min student design competition were extraordinary, according to the panel of distinguished jurors, so much so that the panel decided to give two honorable mentions and not one, but two, best of show awards. MAX_minimum Design Competition is an annual competition for all students of the College of Architecture…Read More »
Dottie Sanders’ Legacy Ensures Student Scholarships
A gracious gift from alumna, Dorothy J. Sanders, who passed away on May 9, 2015, will mean additional scholarships for students at the College of Architecture and Design. Dorothy “Dottie” Sanders, graduated from UT in 1957 with a degree in interior design. For many years, she ran her own business in Memphis, Dottie Sanders Interior…Read More »
Celebrate 50 Years with Alumni, Friends
In 1965, the UT College of Architecture opened its doors in Estabrook Hall for about 20 students. Fifty years later, the College of Architecture and Design had moved into the dynamic Art and Architecture building and expanded to include the schools of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture for more than 400 students. The 50th Anniversary…Read More »
Visiting Critics: Fall 2015 Final Reviews
The College of Architecture and Design welcomes more than a dozen distinguished design professionals to critique student work during fall semester 2015 final studio reviews. These professionals are lauded in their fields and have made significant impact around the world. In celebrating the work of the college, the critics will bring industry knowledge and valuable…Read More »
Red Bird Kiosk, Davis and Shell Honored by AIA
A design/build project and two distinguished educators from the College of Architecture and Design were honored at the 2015 American Institute of Architects East Tennessee design awards in October. The design/build project earned a Design Award of Merit, and Professor Marleen Davis was presented with the 2015 Gold Medalist Award. Additionally, ret. Professor Bill Shell…Read More »