About the Interior and Product Design Degree Program

On Campus

An interior design degree prepares you for professional practice in interior design, with additional emphasis in product design, advancing technologies and evidence-based design. You’ll graduate with well-rounded skills in all these areas, ready to tackle problems and create innovative, beautiful solutions.

The Interior & Product Design program touches art, architecture, construction and business. Students learn from expert faculty in each of these disciplines, with many holding the highest degree possible in their fields. The program is housed in Discovery Hall, UNK’s new, cutting-edge STEM building.

The IPD program provides a comprehensive preparation for design problem solving and utilizes innovative teaching and experiential learning opportunities to foster a global perspective and equip students as innovators of design in future environments.

*2019-20 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 89% response rate of program graduates

Council for Interior Design Logo

The interior Design program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Interior and Product Design. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Interior and Product Design Comprehensive granted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.

Interior and Product Design Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Interior and Product Design Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Samantha Ryan

I am serving as the head designer for the home organization line (Inspired Closets) for our 3 locations; Omaha, Lincoln and Des Moines. This line does anything from simple reach in closets to larger, more luxurious master closets, walk-in pantries, and garage systems. I never thought I would be in this line of work, I did not even know it was a very popular/high demand product to consider in home design. People put a lot of money into a very well thought out organization system. Being somewhat of a neat freak myself, I took this on full force during my internship and have found my calling! I love what I do and wouldn't change it for anything. CKF is an amazing company to work for. "

Samantha Ryan

Interior Designer

What can you do with an Interior and Product Design Degree

Interior and Product Design graduates have a 88% placement rate between careers and graduate school. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Interior and Product Design graduates work for.

Careers

Associate designer 

Commercial interior designer

Residential designer

Office Design Specialist

Healthcare Design Specialist

Lighting Design Specialist

Exhibit Designer

Product Representative

Furniture Designer

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Employers

Holland Basham Architects

Wilkins - Architecture, Design, Planning

Lee Douglas Interiors

CMBA Architects

Stephanie Bruntz Designs

Studio B Design

PAX Lighting

Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces

Legacy Homes

Century Communities