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Fay Jones School of ArchitectureFay Jones School of Architecture

120 Vol Walker Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone (479) 575-4945
Fax (479) 575-7099

Interior Design Department

The Interior Design program at the University of Arkansas originated in 1974 in the Department of Home Economics. After several changes, the degree became the Bachelor of Interior Design (B.I.D.) in 1999-2000, and the program joined the Fay Jones School of Architecture in July 2010. The curriculum emphasizes design as a creative, problem-solving skill. Students learn to create environments that meet diverse human needs and desires. Our interior design student achievement data is available here.

Third and fourth year interior design students recently designed and produced a website as a requirement for their Professional Practice for Interior Design course, as a portion of the marketing and public relations learning module. A link to the website has been sent to principals and design directors at 300 top interior design/architecture firms. Professor Carl Matthews, Interior Design Department Head, was the instructor for the course.

I have a strong background in math and science, but I've always been interested in design, and it's always been a part of me that I wanted to explore. I thought with architecture I could use both sides of my brain!

Rachel Smith, B.Arch. '07