Wade College's CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited interior design program transforms students into professionals with the creative and technical skills necessary to design functional and beautiful residential and commercial spaces that contribute to the safety and well-being of inhabitants.

Students learn how to problem solve using the design process by applying interior design principles, elements, theories, history, and methodology to analyze client profiles and project programs. Our program gives students hands-on experience in drafting, space planning, design, and essential industry software such as AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp. Studio classes taught by industry professionals challenge students to produce design solutions that emphasize aesthetics, construction, and innovative technology while incorporating a concern for the codes, sustainability, environmental issues, and society at large.

Interior design students can start gaining valuable experience while studying by enrolling in field experience courses, taking advantage of internship opportunities, and participating in industry trade shows at the Dallas Market Center.


  • Interior Designer
  • Space Planner
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • FF&E Specialist


  • Gensler
  • Harrison
  • VARI
  • TriMark
  • Allied Gallery
  • Floor & Decor


  • The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-4014.
  • 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 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design granted by Wade College 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.

Student Achievement Data

A full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design program and taking a minimum of 15 credit hours per trimester can complete the program in 8 consecutive trimesters, which is 32 consecutive months of study. The following data was collected using institutional records. Alumni surveys are regularly administered 6 months after each graduating class. There were 5 baccalaureate-level graduates from the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design program in the 2020-2021 cohort: Student Attrition and Retention (100% of students admitted in the fall of 2020 returned in the fall of 2021, putting attrition at 0%); Graduation Rates (of the students graduating in 2021, 100% graduated in 4 years); Acceptance into Graduate Programs (there are no 2021 graduates enrolled in graduate programs); and Job Placement Rates (80% of students who graduated in 2021 are employed in the interior design field or a related profession).