INVITATION TO THE MAJOR
Students majoring in interior design at Park University combine the common body of knowledge in interior design with the intellectual development found in Park's liberal arts education. Our sequence of interior design studios, communications and lecture courses provide the practical content integral to the profession. Students familiarize themselves with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, artistic and creative side of business, the technical side of design as well as communication skills and client relations.

A Park University education, combined with work experience, enables students to sit for the NCIDQ examination and to become registered interior designers. Interior designs are created in response to the building shell, and acknowledge the physical location and social context of projects. The interior design process includes research, analysis and integration in the creative process.


Suited for self-employment, degreed interior design professionals find opportunity in the commercial, civic and residential arenas and work with clients, architects, contractors and other service providers. The BFA in Interior Design at Park University gain experience working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines while working on multiple projects in tandem.

Careers Related to Interior Design
Students training in interior design may combine experiences and associated fields of study so that they are able to pursue career fields in:
  • product development
  • illustration and rendering
  • furniture design
  • lighting design
  • set design for stage and screen
  • computer rendering
  • facilty management
  • historic preservation
  • journalism, e.g. design magazines
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students who have a high school unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible for admission to Park University, regardless of ACT or SAT scores. ACT, SAT, or Park University assessment scores will be required for English and mathematics placement purposes.
  2. Students who qualify for Missouri's A-Plus Program (or equivalent program in another state) are automatically eligible for admission as freshmen at Park University.
  3. For students not included in either of the first two criteria, qualification in at least two of the following are required:
    • 2.0 grade point average unweighted (on a 4.0 scale),
    • and/or rank in upper 50 percent of class
    • and/or minimum ACT composite score of 20 or a combined SAT score of 940 (Critical Reading and Math only).
  4. GED Certificate with a total score of at least 2500 (five areas) and no area less than 450, as well as a minimum ACT composite score of 20 or a combined SAT score of 940 (Critical Reading and Math only) .

Prospective students not meeting the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis. The Office of Admissions will forward the request to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for final disposition.

Park University seeks students with a record of academic achievement, involvement in the community and good character. No applicant will be denied admission on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran's status.


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