The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or minor in interior design is for the student with a passion for creating, styling and designing a space.
Interior design students learn a breadth of knowledge — space planning, architectural design, writing project specifications, furniture, lighting, art, flooring, paint, wall coverings and so much more. To utilize this knowledge, they understand that people desire spaces to promote wellness, inspiration and sustainability.
A career in interior design requires both education and practical experience. The interior design program at Olivet is certified by the National Council for Interior Design (NCID), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is also important. To sit for the NCIDQ exam, students need 60 credit hours and two years of work experience. Our program prepares students for each step along the way and meet those requirements.
Olivet is located less than 60 miles from Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center, home to 120 wholesale showrooms. Students experience the Mart through workshops, seminars and projects and have opportunities to present their work to professionals.