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Interior Design, B.I.D

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Uplift human well-being by creating beautiful spaces with the Interior Design program of Andrews University. We emphasize concepts like space allocation, environmental design and material selection. That way, you’ll have the skills to not only design, but also to challenge existing ideas.
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Why Interior Design at Andrews

  • We have a great program designed for you. You'll get to do lots of projects, focus on both residential and commercial design, project management, budgeting and administration.
  • Like to travel? Then, you’ll enjoy the optional Waldensian Tour which gives an idea of the faith, design and architecture of the Waldensian people in northwest Italy. You’ll also get religion credit for going.
  • Complete a five-week study tour in Europe with fellow design-related students studying architecture, landscapes, and interiors.
  • The Interior Design program of Andrews University will emphasize both hand-drawing and computer skills.  If you feel that you can't draw, don't worry that is why you will begin with Drawing I and Drawing & Graphics Studio!

Careers in Interior Design

There are many different career paths and specializations in the field of interior design. Oftentimes, interior designers will specialize in more than one area of design such as corporate office, healthcare, closets and systems, furniture/ergonomics, kitchen and bath or designing for the hearing or visually impaired—just to name a few!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Color Theory
  • Materials & Methods
  • History and Theory Of Interiors
  • Interior Design Studio
  • Textiles
  • Drawing and Graphics Studio

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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