Interior Design

Contributed by the EMU Interior Design program.


Learn about the Interior Design Program at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Guevara will talk to you about what an interior designer does, where they work and she will show you what type of project a student will produce. You will also learn about how EMU students are using virtual reality in interior design.



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.

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design   is accredited by the  Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue,  Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, visit: CIDA Accreditation.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry - level interior design practice,  for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design  organizations. The Interior Design degree  granted by Eastern Michigan University  meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design  Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: NCIDQ Exams Eligibility.