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FSU Department of Interior Architecture + Design Shines in DesignIntelligence Rankings

Published February 2, 2017

design intelligence rankingThe Department of Interior Architecture + Design was ranked in the top tier of interior design programs across North America once again by DesignIntelligence. DesignIntelligence is a respected industry journal of Design Futures Council and serves as a regular source of information for publications such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and NPR.

In the deans and chairs survey of most admired programs, the FSU interior design graduate program was ranked second. In the companion survey of hiring professionals whose responses indicate from where the most qualified students are graduating, FSU was also well represented. Of the 188 programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), FSU’s undergraduate program was ranked 19th and the graduate program was ranked 9th.

“The department is pleased to know that our graduates are well prepared to take their place in the professional world”, stated Lisa Waxman, Department Chair.

The rankings have served for 17 years as the definitive analysis of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design and interior design programs nationwide. Waxman added “We have an incredibly dedicated faculty and a tight-knit learning community where students are supported by faculty, administration, and one another. We were pleased to see that 100% of our students ranked their experience at FSU as “excellent”.”

The Department of Interior Design is part of FSU’s College of Fine Arts and has been fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1975.

The Department of Interior Architecture + Design offers a bachelor’s degree as well as three master’s degrees. Alumni work in architecture and interior design firms across the nation in both residential and commercial design. Master of Fine Arts students are also highly sought after for college and university teaching positions across the nation and world.