Best Interior Design Schools in USA
Savannah College of Art and Design
Website – https://www.scad.edu/
SCAD is ranked highly across the board for all its art and design programs. SCAD’s accredited interior design degrees are offered in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning. The undergraduate journey (BFA degree) starts with a series of foundation studies and general education courses, followed by the major curriculum consisting of 80 hours total.
The main campus is located in Savannah, GA, but SCAD also has interior design programs based in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Lacoste (France).
Website – https://www.pratt.edu
Interior Design at Pratt provides a scintillating learning environment—New York City, the interior design capital of the United States. It is widely acknowledged that interior design education, as it is taught across the United States, began at Pratt. Their graduate program in Interior Design was ranked number two nationally, number one regionally in the 2016 professional survey by Design Intelligence.
New York School of Interior Design
Website – https://www.nysid.edu/
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is ranked among the best in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The school’s focus on interior design has enabled it to provide some of the most in-depth and creative education available in the United States to its 600 undergraduate and graduate students.
Rhode Island School of Design
Website – http://www.risd.edu
One of the most famous and well-ranked arts and design schools in the US, RISD is located in Providence, RI, which has one of the highest concentrations of artists in the country.
University of Cincinnati
Website – http://daap.uc.edu
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program is five years in length and requires approximately 1.5 years of cooperative education experience. According to Design Intelligence, DAAP’s Interior Design program is number four in the nation.
Parsons-The New School of Design
Website – http://www.newschool.edu
The New School for Design boasts some well-developed networks in commerce and industry, so this school may be a particularly good option for students who wish to pursue commercial design.
Fashion Institute of Technology
Website – http://www.fitnyc.edu
FIT as it’s generally known is a State University of New York (SUNY) school of art, design, communications, and technology with strong connections to the fashion industry. FIT offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design. The two-year AAS program teaches design fundamentals, including space planning, lighting design, and applications of color, materials, and furnishings.
Website – http://vpa.syr.edu
Syracuse University, often referred to as ‘Cuse’ or ‘SU’ is located in Syracuse, New York. The School of Design offers three majors that lead to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree. It also offers a program leading to a bachelor of industrial design (B.I.D.) degree. In your first year, you complete our foundation program, a prerequisite for all programs in the school.
Website – http://drexel.edu
Drexel offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in interior design. The undergraduate Interior Design Program explores the behavioral, technological, environmental, and aesthetic aspects of interior design within the context of increasingly more complex design projects. The school’s Bachelor of Science degree is a four-year first professional degree which provides students with the option to take a minor in an alternative subject.
Website – http://dea.human.cornell.edu
The Department of Design + Environmental Analysis at the Cornell College of Human Ecology is the only Ivy League institution offering an interior design first professional degree program accredited by CIDA.