Designers work in a variety of market sectors to include residential, commercial, healthcare, liturgical, institutional and hospitality design. They apply knowledge of human experience and behavior to designing the built environment while also considering a global context by considering the social, cultural, economic and ecological contexts in all aspects of their work.
Students first complete the required foundation courses in Art and Interior Design, including Drawing I, Design I and II, Interior Design I and II, Human Factors in the Built Environment, hand drafting, AutoCAD and BIM for Interior Designers.
Students then move into a progressive sequence of studio and lecture courses such as Interior Systems, Interior Construction Documentation, Design Presentation Media, Residential Interior Design I and II, Contract Interior Design I and II, Architecture/Art/Interior Design History, Textiles for Interiors, and Professional Practices and Procedures.
There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with this major.
Our interior design graduates are currently working as designers and space planners at architecture and interior design firms, as facility designers for large corporate and medical offices, as project managers for design-build firms and office furniture dealerships, as manufacturer reps for interior product manufacturers, and as professors in university settings.
An introduction to the concepts and theories of human behavior as it relates to the built environment. After this interactive class, you’ll better understand human-centered design and how culture, color, light and nature impact human health, safety and welfare.
This junior-level studio builds your technical skills in the 3D world of design visualization utilizing the latest software that allows you to watch your designs develop before your eyes. Students will produce detailed drawings that are necessary for the construction and execution of their design concepts.
To cap off your studies in interior design is the senior thesis course. Students will conduct in-depth research to solve individual design problems that relate to current issues, special needs or design topics within the local community.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Favorite Course: ID 325 History of Interior Furnishings and Decorative Arts
Expertise: Commercial Interior Design and History of Interiors
Favorite Course: ID 238 Visual Communication in Interior Design
Expertise: ID Foundations, Visual Communication, Design Education Technology
Favorite Course: ID 311 BIM for Interior Design
Expertise: Human Centered Design, BIM, Healthcare Interior Design
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.