Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Gain practical skills and a well-rounded liberal arts education with a degree in interior design through our co-op program with MATC.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Art

Design your future

You want the hands-on, practical experience of a technical college and the well-rounded, faith-based education of a Lutheran liberal arts university. Our interior design program will give you both. It’s a unique opportunity: you have the chance to graduate with both an associate degree and bachelor’s degree through our co-op program with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Plus, Concordia University Wisconsin is the only school in the Concordia system to offer an Interior Design program.

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  • Interior Designer
  • Architecture Teacher
  • Production Workers
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The average undergraduate student award is $16,603.

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Program Overview

Because we want you to have every opportunity to develop your skills, CUW has partnered with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to develop this bachelor’s degree. This cooperative program allows you to receive a well-rounded, liberal arts education in addition to interior design training. Most of your classes (including all of your core requirements, over half of your major, and your minor) will take place right on the CUW campus. In order to enhance your career options, we highly encourage you to choose a complementary minor in business or art. Students selecting the Business minor should work closely with their advisor regarding appropriate core course choices. If you’d like specific information about MATC courses, please visit MATC’s website.

What to Expect

You can choose to complete your studies via two different routes. You may complete the MATC coursework first and then transfer those courses to CUW in order to complete your BA degree. Or you may opt to spread out the MATC courses over your four-year experience. Either way, you’ll receive quality education from both schools to support and enhance your learning. So, what about the content of this program? You’ll get to explore manual and computer-aided design (CAD) drawing, textiles, residential and commercial planning, spatial relationships and trends in interior design. Whether you go on to work as an interior designer, a design consultant or a showroom designer, you’ll have the foundation and skillset you need to design your future in the industry.

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