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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
See some of the work and experiences of our community.
First-Year Students Explore Nashville, Visit Top Design Firms
In early October, a caravan of nearly 100 first-year Architecture and Interior Design students traveled to Nashville to connect with award-winning design firms and observe the city’s unique architectural spaces. The one-day excursion was intended to introduce students to accomplished…Read More »
Alumni-Led Firms Rank in Top 50
Firms led by alumni of the College of Architecture and Design have placed in the Top 50 list as ranked by Architect, the journal of the American Institute of Architects. Hastings Architecture Associates, headquartered in Nashville, placed 8th overall in…Read More »
Odom Works Alongside Top Designers at Gensler Internship
Taylor Odom, who just began her fourth year in the School of Interior Design, spent Summer 2016 serving as an intern at Gensler, an award-winning, billion-dollar global design firm that serves more than 3,500 clients in a variety of industries….Read More »
15 Years Later: Beckman Speaks at 9/11 Observations
Julie Beckman, director of Student Development for the College of Architecture and Design and co-designer of the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, is an invited panelist at two national events in observation of the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks….Read More »
Hilton Celebrates 56 Years, Remembers Bringing Torchbearer to UT
The Torchbearer is an icon, something we’re all proud to have as part of the fabric of the UT culture. What would the campus be like without it? Thelma Hilton knows something about that. Hilton is an accounting specialist in…Read More »