Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interior Design

Interior designers don’t just see a space—they see its potential. Guided by the principles of design and their own imaginations, these visionaries transform the spaces in which we spend our lives, including offices, businesses and private homes. Interior design extends far beyond color palettes and throw pillows–our Louisville interior design degree program focuses on the far-reaching impact of effective design, from improving productivity in offices, to promoting environmental sustainability, to increasing the market value of commercial properties.

Make a career out of your creativity as a:

  • Designer
  • Design consultant
  • Sales associate
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Resource librarian
  • Lighting specialist
  • Space planner
  • Interior design assistant
  • CADD designer

Aesthetics, functionality and compliance together form the basis of Sullivan University’s interior design degree program in Louisville, KY, along with the application of practical skills such as accurate measuring, cost estimation, computer aided design drafting, perspective drawing and more. You’ll explore the increasingly popular principles of environmental and ergonomic design, while developing your knowledge of sales techniques and best business practices.

Sullivan University is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This ensures professional training for entry into the practice of Interior Design and the educational foundation that will allow for professional testing for the NCIDQ exam.

B.A. Course Work

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CCS100 College Success Strategies 4
IDB101 Fundamentals of Interior Design 4
IDB111 Architectural Drafting 3
CCS113 Basic Mathematics 4
IDB121 Visual Communications I 3
IDB131 Design History and Theory I 4
CCS123 College Mathematics 4
CCS117 Computer Fundamentals 4
IDB141 Human Factors 4
IDB151 Materials and Products 4
CCS124 Art History I 4
IDB161 Color Theory and Application 3
IDB171 Space and Form 3
IDB181 Residential Design Studio 3
DRF135 Computer Aided Design Drafting I 3
IDB200 Design History and Theory II 4
IDB201 Studio I 3
IDB211 Visual Communications II 3
CCS225 Art History II 4
IDB221 Digital Modeling 3
IDB231 Design Programming 3
IDB241 Lighting Design 4
CCS126 English 4
IDB281 Kitchen and Bath Studio I 3
IDB291 Studio II 3
IDB261 Code Standards & Compliance 3
CCS229 Environmental Psychology 4
IDB251 Interior Systems a& Construction 4
IDB271 Contract Documenting & Detailing 4
CCS156 Speech & Interpersonal Communication 4
IDB311 Kitchen & Bath Studio II 3
IDB321 Studio III 3
IDB301 Special Topics 3
CCS228 Composition I 4
IDB331 Environmentally Responsible Design 4
IDB351 Business Practices in Ethical Design 4
CCS330 Composition II 4
IDB341 Studio IV 3
IDB361 Furniture Design Studio 3
CCS332 General Psychology 4
CCS301 North American Geography 4
IDB371 Global Design Studio 3
IDB421 Graduate Studio I 3
CCS365 Human Ecology 4
CCS402 Sociology 4
IDB401 Studio V 3
IDB451 Graduate Studio II 3
IDB441 Certification Preparation 3
CCS445 Conversational Spanish 4
IDB431 Portfolio & Critique 4
IDB461 Internship/Co-Op (Department Chair Approval) 4
CCS435 American Government 4
CCS246 Professional Development 4
Total Credit Hours for B.A. 189


Want to learn more about interior design? These organizations offer great resources for this growing career field:

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Membership provides students enrolled in an interior design program the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA Student Members and give aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.

Sullivan University is a NKBA School of Excellence. Students at National Kitchen & Bath Association schools across North America share camaraderie, fellowship and support of other students that are looking for ways to jump start their careers, network with industry professionals and participate in fun and educational activities.


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