Style and Substance
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. They must understand people and create spaces that promote wellness and sustainability.
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.
A career in interior design requires both education and practical experience. Certification by National Council for Interior Design (NCID), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and/or 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.