About Us

The mission of the Interior Design Programs (undergraduate and graduate) at Eastern Michigan University is academic preparation of students to enable them to solve problems related to the function, health/safety/wellbeing, and quality of interior environments.

The programs promote design research, critical thinking, and creativity in design decisions applied to all interior spaces, components, and elements encompassed in the built environment. These decisions reflect consideration for social welfare, cultural implications, global and economic elements.

The curriculum blends theory and technical skills, with a sensitivity to environmentally responsible/sustainable design issues and consideration for the needs of all users regardless of age, physical stature or disability status.

Graduates are well prepared to enter the work place with a skill set that allows them to thrive professionally and work collaboratively in both the commercial and residential areas of the profession.

The program has been continuously accredited since the 1980's. See link to view video from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).