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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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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Pritzker Prize Recipient, Thom Mayne, Lectures April 30, Bijou
Thom Mayne, founder of the international architectural practice, Morphosis, and 2005 recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize, will present the lecture, Negotiating a Private Agenda, at Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m., and doors open at 2:30 p.m. It is free and open…Read More »
College Celebrates 50 Years
Celebrate 50 Years! On April 28-30, 2016, the College of Architecture and Design will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Alumni, friends and industry partners will come together in Knoxville to join in the celebration. Registration has closed. Click below for details about the celebration.Read More »
Visiting Critics Set for Spring 2016 Reviews
The College of Architecture and Design welcomes more than a dozen distinguished design professionals to critique student work during spring semester 2016 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 feedback…Read More »
Taylor Odom Earns National Design Scholarship
Taylor Odom, a third-year student in the School of Interior Design, recently earned a 2016 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship. Scholarship candidates are evaluated on their analysis and problem-solving skills, design development, graphic presentation, communication skills and passion. For her second-place finish, Odom receives a scholarship and an opportunity to intern with Gensler, a billion-dollar, global architecture, design…Read More »
College Reflects on 2015
The College of Architecture and Design entered its 50th year in 2015, and national recognitions for faculty, innovative and transformational design work, $2.5 million in upgrades to the facilities and much more headlined throughout the year. To celebrate the 50th year, the college recently released its 2015 annual report, a dramatic and visual review of the…Read More »