Bachelor of Fine Arts - Interior Design

4 years
27,750 USD/year
Jan 2023
Rolling admission
Woodland Park / USA
Berkeley College, New York City, USA

Program description

Learn to design the surroundings in which we reside and operate. You'll study the creative and technical skills from seasoned experts who offer their firsthand experiences as you get ready to enter the business in a variety of roles. Our alumni go on to work in creative fields such as exhibit design, home or commercial interior design, design for architecture firms, and more.

In a curriculum developed with input from industry experts, you’ll:

  • Explore design fundamentals, theory, visual communication, culture, and history
  • Work on projects exploring all aspects of design through sketching, drafting, and color composition
  • Learn modern computer-aided design using current design industry software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Rhino, and rendering with V-Ray

Berkeley College's interior design degree programs emphasize both the artistic and technical facets of this fascinating sector. Graduates are equipped with the practical knowledge and skills needed to enter the sector in a variety of professions. CIDA has accredited the B.F.A. in interior design program (Council for Interior Design Accreditation).

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Architectural Visualization
  • Sketching and Color Composition
  • Studio I: Conceptual Design
  • Writing and Research
  • First Year Experience

Semester 2

  • CAD I
  • Studio II: Space Planning
  • History of Architecture and Interior Design I
  • Materials, Textiles, and Finishes
  • Writing Through Literature

Semester 3

  • Studio III: Residential I
  • College Algebra
  • History of Architecture and Interior Design II
  • Architectural Construction and Methods I
  • Human Relations

Semester 4

  • CAD II
  • Studio IV: Commercial I
  • Lighting
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Mathematics/Science Elective

Semester 5

  • Building Codes and Regulations
  • Studio V: Residential II
  • Sustainable Design
  • Architectural Construction and Methods II
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Semester 6

  • Studio VI: Commercial II
  • CAD III: Working Drawings
  • Furniture Design
  • The Confident Writer
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Semester 7

  • Studio VII: Special Topics
  • Career Management
  • Capstone: Research and Program
  • English Elective
  • Science Elective

Semester 8

  • Professional Practice
  • Studio VIII: Capstone Project
  • Internship
  • Psychology of Design
  • Humanities Elective



  • Each semester $13,450
  • Academic year (two semesters) $26,900
  • Administrative fee per semester $400
  • Technology fee per semester $450
  • Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
  • Late registration fee $50 per instance
  • Graduation Fee $100
  • Tuition Deposit $300
  • International Application Processing Fee $100

Requirements for applicants

  • International application form;
  • 50 USD application fee;
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts with proof of graduation accompanied by certified English translations;
  • Proof of graduation;
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL – 61 or IELTS – 5.5 or other English tests are acceptable or ESL certificate of appropriate level from approved ESL program 6);
  • Official document of financial support demonstrating a minimum of $39,000 (USD) in available funds

About the university

Berkeley College offers a distinctive college experience. We want to make every effort to enable you to realize your greatest potential. At its campuses in New York and New Jersey, as well as Berkeley College Online, more than 4,000 students (including more than 380 foreign students from 50 different countries) pursue their education.

Berkeley College also places a high premium on making it simple to accommodate a high-quality education into a busy lifestyle. Berkeley College's academic programs are created and frequently updated with input from industry advisory boards to make sure that students are taught the skills that companies of today are looking for.

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