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O'More College of Design Interior Design

Interior Design

Our students are changing the world from the inside out.

Learn to sculpt beautiful and functional built environments in three dimensions.


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Emily Murphy
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Through the instruction of industry professionals and highly educated designers, Interior Design students develop the skills needed to become accomplished designers, from perfecting traditional drafting and rendering techniques, to using the latest CAD and design software, to developing their own design philosophy.

Interior Design students, who are perennial Donghia Scholarship winners, prepare for a fulfilling career by participating in a CIDA-accredited program. Eighty-percent of 2015 Interior Design graduates currently work in their field.



Our intensive Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The O’More School of Design was the first fully accredited program in the Southeast and is the only fully accredited program in Middle Tennessee. CIDA accreditation requires adherence to excellent standards, which prepares students to sit for the NCIDQ exam. To register as a professional interior designer with the state of Tennessee without extended work experience one must pass the NCIDQ and graduate from a CIDA accredited program. View our Student Achievement Data.



The mission of the Interior Design B.F.A. program is to cultivate a future professional who is a critical thinker, a creative designer, and is focused on the human element of the built environment.



  1. Apply student-centered design strategies to develop critical thinking.
  2. Incorporate problem-solving and iterative design exercises early and often to strengthen creative process.
  3. Consider people’s physical, social, and psychological needs in the solution of design problems.
  4. Include exposure to clients of varying cultures and abilities to develop students’ empathy and global perspective.
  5. Prepare students to become design leaders through professional contact and opportunities to emulate best practices in the classroom, in the community, and in the profession.