Fine tune your design skills and potential with a degree or specialized certificate in Interior Design.
If your dream is to develop your passion for detail, color and texture into a viable career, this is your place. Our rigorous design program teaches students the hand skills and visual design sense necessary to succeed.
LDSBC offers 3 degree options for the Interior Design area of study: 1) AAS degree (non-transferable*); 2) Specialized certificate combined with general education courses into a transferable AS degree; or 3) Stand-alone Specialized certificate. Regardless of which option you choose, you will need to submit a separate application in order to apply to the Interior Design area of study. This includes submitting a digital inspiration board.
Students completing the AAS degree will meet the requirements to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Exam, as well as the LEED, GA (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Green Associate) Exam. The NCIDQ Exam is the industry standard for Interior Design Practitioners and (as of January 2019) there is legislation in 28/50 states regulating the practice of interior design via the NCIDQ Exam.
You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.
*Individual courses may transfer on a case-by-case basis. Please work with your desired transfer institution to confirm which courses will be accepted as transfer courses.
|AAS DEGREE||AS DEGREE||STAND-ALONE SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE|
|Core Curriculum||20 credits||34 credits||-|
|Program Core||66 credits||28 credits||28 credits|
|TOTAL||86 credits||62 credits||28 credits|
Interested in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree?
If your goal is to gain the skills to go right to work, an AAS degree in Interior Design could be the right fit. This six-semester degree provides you with the in-demand, hands-on skills to get a good-paying job in this lucrative field quickly.
The AAS degree is not designed to transfer, although many of the course credits may be accepted by other institutions. It’s designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in a specific field, with no further education required to succeed.
Are you Interested in an Associate of Science (AS) degree?
If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. The specialized certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree (AS + Specialized Certificate). You’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.
Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree (+ Specialized Certificate), which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.
Get a stand-alone specialized certificate
Are you looking for the fastest option to gain marketable skills, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? LDS Business College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone specialized certificate in just 2 semesters. So you can get to work fast in the field of your choice, with the potential for further education later.
For further details about this and other degrees and certificates, please review your academic catalog.
Don’t forget to plan your courses
Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your academic advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.
You can reach your academic advisor through the Student Development Center at Studentdevelopment@ldsbc.edu or 801-524-8151.
Program Chair - Interior Design
M.F.A., Interior Design Education, Brenau University, 2016
B.S., Interior Design, BYU Idaho, 2002
B.A., Visual Arts and Design, BYU, 2001
Heidi Plumb comes to LDS Business College with experience in a variety of areas within the interior design discipline. She has worked in design firms, systems furniture companies, architecture firms, and most recently eight years as a Technical Designer in the manufacturing industry (3form). Her Masters Degree in Interior Design Education gives her a dynamic combination of experience and education to help lead the Interior Design department as Program Chair.