12 months
656 USD/credit 21648 USD/year
656 USD/credit 21648 USD/year
438 USD/credit 14454 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Advance or begin your interior designer career with the completely online Interior Design program of Ball State University. The rigorous and innovative Interior Design program of Ball State University will equip you to be a professional interior designer, as well as to develop and hone your creative processes in your pursuit of design excellence. 


The program emphasis is on research and theory (VS design) and during the course of study, you will learn design theory, environmental psychology, graphic communication skills, and design for ergonomic, accessibility, functional, and cultural needs. Your practical skills will be complemented with design theory, critical thinking skills, and other knowledge that will make sure you continue growing and evolving as the needs of our global populations change.

What You Will Study

As a graduate of Ball State University's Interior Design program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of interior design as it relates to functional, cultural, and ergonomic needs of diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of interior design as it relates to human behavior and space programming (for example, research and identification of clients' needs as related to behavioral settings, proxemics, density and crowding, personal space and territory).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of graphic communication skills needed for the professional practice of design (for example, digital trends, cutting-edge animation techniques, digital rendering techniques).
  • Integrate various approaches and articulations of creative and critical thinking through the study of innovative design methodologies, scholarly design articles related to the social, cultural and economic developments over time, and works of key practitioners, theorists, and critics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in creative expression and intellectual leadership through the study of professional standards, ethical procedures, and transnational models covering management and entrepreneurship policies.
  • Develop a commitment to lifelong learning and other creative and intellectual pursuits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Project
  • Research Methods in Interior Design
  • Professional Design Practices
  • Visual Culture in the Built Environment
  • Design Analysis
  • Environmental Psychology in Interior Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH

Three year track- 80



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor's degree or higher from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
  • GRE not required
  • Letter of Intent. 
  • Curriculum vitae. Provide a complete, up-to-date resume.
  • Portfolio: you may include works from undergraduate studies and professional projects. Portfolio size may not exceed 8½ x 11 inches. Portfolios may also be submitted digitally as CDs or DVDs. You are not required to submit a portfolio if your undergraduate degree is not in the design field and you are applying for the 80 credits option.
  • Two Professional References. Within the online application you will be asked to submit names and email addresses for two professional references. We will send them instructions on what information they need to provide for your application.
  • Transcripts showing your complete academic record. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 438 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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