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Interior Design

Our students are changing the world from the inside out.

Learn to sculpt beautiful and functional built environments in three dimensions.

     100% Job Placement Rate (2022)                 CIDA accredited


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Sarah Cullen
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The Interior Design program at the O’More College of Architecture & Design at Belmont University focuses on creating the most employable interior designers based on technical skill, creative problem solving and professionalism. We do this by rigorously following the standards set in place by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

We produce award-winning students that compete regularly in national competitions and win, such as the prestigious Donghia Scholarship. Our students are coveted among the design community and we have more internship opportunities available than students to place. Our students get jobs…great jobs with reputable firms.

We believe in instilling a passion for life-long learning and serving the community through good design. The program is ever evolving to stay ahead of trends and we value having practicing interior designers and architects to educate and mentor our students. We build relationships with students and understand that these relationships do not stop at graduation.

We understand that the classroom expands beyond the walls of the Belmont campus. We offer opportunities to travel and be exposed to various cultures. These life experiences contribute to the introspective nature of design. We want your education to be challenging, enlightening, and invaluable.

The Interior Design program at Belmont not only prepares the student for a successful career, but a meaningful career.

A photo of interior design student Mary Catherine Ball holding a scale and drawing paper.


“My favorite part of design school is the community, culture and sense of family that comes with it. From my fellow design classmates to the professors, everyone is more than supportive of one another. No matter the time of day our professors are available if we have questions or just need advice. And the class I entered with are some of my closest friends. It does help that we pretty much live in the Hitch Building. I am truly surrounded by the best group of people I could imagine.”
–Mary Catherine Ball, Interior Design major




The mission of the Interior Design B.F.A. program is to cultivate a future professional who is a critical thinker, a creative designer and is focused on the human element of the built environment.


  1. Apply student-centered design strategies to develop critical thinking.
  2. Incorporate problem-solving and iterative design exercises early and often to strengthen the creative process.
  3. Consider people’s physical, social, and psychological needs in the solution of design problems.
  4. Include exposure to clients of varying cultures and abilities to develop students’ empathy and global perspective.
  5. Prepare students to become design leaders through professional contact and opportunities to emulate best practices in the classroom, in the community, and in the profession.