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Interior Architecture & Design Program

Our Interior Architecture and Design Program — the only one of its kind in the state of Idaho — is about enhancing the quality of life for all people through innovative, environmentally friendly and socially conscious design rooted in structural, scientific, architectural principles. We prepare students to design structural interiors that protect the health, safety and welfare of occupants. These designs lead to meaningful spaces that create memories and brand experiences.

As an integral part of a land-grant university dedicated to our state, we offer hands-on engagement with community partners to develop design solutions that address our community’s pressing needs. Through immersive student experiences, like study abroad, student organizations and relationships with faculty and staff, you gain firsthand experiences that are highly valuable in the professional arena. 

This commitment to experiential learning not only enriches your future portfolio but also ensures you secure fulfilling and financially rewarding positions. Notably, our reputation speaks volumes, with all our graduates since 2019 boasting a 100 percent job placement rate within the design disciplines by October of the same year they graduated. 

Interior Architecture & Design Degree Program

Learn more about University of Idaho’s interior design and architecture bachelor’s degree program. Explore program requirements.

From B.I.A.D. to Master of Architecture

Interested in also earning a master’s degree in architecture? Our seamless B.I.A.D. to Master of Architecture degree program allows you to earn two accredited, professional degrees in a shorter time frame. This unique feature not only enhances your educational experience but also equips you with a competitive edge in the field of architecture.

Explore Our Boise Campus

Complete the first two years of your interior architecture and design degree program in Boise. Boise's campus offers a unique blend of resources and facilities for aspiring interior architects and designers. The city serves as a vibrant backdrop, inspiring design exploration through its eclectic mix of modern urban spaces and natural landscapes. Additionally, Boise's proximity to architectural landmarks and design firms offers various opportunities for internships, networking and professional development.

CIDA and NASAD Accreditation

Our mission is to serve as Idaho’s only public, accredited professional Interior Architecture and Design Program, certified by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). With the academic training from our program, interior architecture and design graduates meet the educational requirements to seek licensure through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. See CIDA accreditation disclosure statement.


Student Engagement Opportunities

Get hands-on experience in a meaningful way — give back to your community through service learning projects like redesigning local spaces, solving architectural problems and creating sustainable plans.

Learn in Your Community

CAA interior architecture and design students compete in regional, national and international design competitions. Learn more and see examples of their reward-winning work.

Explore Design Competitions

Discover opportunities for real-world learning at an internship and employment site that lets you apply your classroom knowledge and gain practical skills in interior architecture and design.

Find an Internship Opportunity

Explore program-specific scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and learn how to apply.

View Scholarships

Discover What’s Next

The College of Art and Architecture’s interior architecture and design program connects creativity and impact. Immerse yourself in the latest industry trends and graduate ready to make your mark in the interior design industry.

Bachelor in Interior Architecture & Design

Integrate art, science and business to design meaningful spaces with a bachelor’s in interior architecture and design.

Earn an Interior Design Degree

Land Acknowledgement Statement – The College of Art and Architecture operates in university facilities located on the homelands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), Palus (Palouse), Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene) and Kammedeka (Shoshone-Bannock) tribes. We extend gratitude to the indigenous people that call this place home, since time immemorial. U of I recognizes that it is our academic responsibility to build relationships with the indigenous people to ensure integrity of tribal voices.

Interior Architecture and Design

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, ID

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428


Interior Architecture and Design