Interior Design

GW’s interior design program offers a comprehensive study of the visual arts as well as in-depth instruction on design theory and technical and problem-solving skills. Students study all types of habitable environments, ranging from small, basic residential spaces to larger, more complex commercial and institutional ones.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Fine arts and art history.

What can I expect to learn in the Interior Design program at GW?

A variety of skills within the field, including lighting design, computer-aided drafting and textiles and finish materials. Students benefit from the Washington, D.C., location, which provides access to exhibits,  trade shows and lectures, as well as the program's connections for internships and practicum opportunities.

What is the Interior Design community like at GW?

Located on the Mount Vernon Campus, this program fosters a close community of students and faculty. The program offers opportunities to work with professional interior designers and architects, and students have access to area museums, galleries, libraries, professional design societies and private and public arts organizations.

What can I do in the Interior Design field?

Students can choose careers  in lighting, design and interior design.

Creative Opportunities

Interior design students routinely work together to create ideas for innovative projects. For example,  “Lighting the Presidents,” exhibited at GW’s Eckles Library, was designed by students.

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