Interior Design

About the Major

An Interior Design major prepares you for a career working with clients to develop a design for their home or work environment. Students study fundamentals, theory, process, communication, research, and technology to identify and solve problems related to people and their use of interior space. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Interior Designer
  • Design Assistant
  • Facilities Planner
  • Lighting Designer
  • Project Manager
  • CAD Technician
  • Sales Representative

Types of Employers

  • Architecture firms
  • Commercial design firms
  • Furniture companies
  • Lighting companies
  • Residential design firms
  • Retail companies

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

Search for students' previously completed experiences related to this major (to get ideas- not to get a list of openings) at: z.umn.edu/experiencedatabase. Database is updated through Summer 2018 semester only.

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

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