UTSA’s Interior Design Program
UTSA’s Interior Design degree is a four-year professional degree accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Our program prepares students to design spaces that enhance human experiences within the environment. Key themes guide our curriculum plan—fostering leadership in design and professional practice through the mastery of knowledge and skills, collaboration with allied disciplines such as architecture and construction science and management, and outreach through service-learning and sponsored programs.
What You’ll Learn
The curriculum is studio-based and integrates the theories you learn in classes with hands-on practice to foster your creativity and skill. Students and faculty exist and thrive within a collaborative workspace and studio culture specific to our shared creative work. After graduating, you will be able to design beautiful, functional spaces that respond to people’s needs and wants.
Careers in Interior Design
Top job titles for Interior Design graduates include:
• Interior Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Industrial Designer
• Fashion Designer
• Art Director
Interior Design and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 Interior Design-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.
Industries for Interior Design Graduates
Interior Design is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Interior Design-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• Specialized Design Services
• Architectural Related Services
• Furniture Vendors
• Nonresidential Building Construction
• Household Manufacturing
• Higher Education
Salaries for Interior Design Graduates
The salary range for open interior design-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Interior Design Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Interior Design graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Interior Design may be a good fit for you if:
• You like being creative and artistic
• You enjoy working with others
• You are well organized
• You are detail oriented
• You are a good planner