Interior Design Careers – B.F.A.

Interior Design Program at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Careers: B.F.A. in Interior Design at Marylhurst

Marylhurst interior design graduates are prepared to begin professional practice as interior designers with architectural firms, interior design firms, various design consulting firms, sustainability agencies and within related design industries. In fact, once you apply your degree and accrue the necessary work experience, you will find yourself prepared to earn NCIDQ certificate-holder status and LEED certification among other credentials.

With growing customer expectations that private and commercial interiors meet environmentally friendly and accessibility conditions, the career outlook for Interior Designers is expected to grow 13% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With a B.F.A. in Interior Design, you will also find yourself prepared to pursue graduate studies in industry leadership, a related design discipline, or teaching, if a master’s degree is a part of your professional goals.

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Interior Design Careers: Sample Job Titles

An interior design degree can lead toward diverse careers and job titles including:

  • Interior Designer
  • Facilities Planner
  • Design Consultant
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Project Manager
  • Light Designer
  • Design Manager
  • Space Planner
  • Teacher*

*May require additional training or graduate-level coursework.

Our students and alumni are finding new opportunities such as these every day, as evidenced by our student achievement data.

Owner, Osmose Design Firm – Andee Hess ’03Andee Hess, Class of 2003, Marylhurst University

Today, Andee owns her own design firm gaining local and national notoriety for her design of the Ava Gene’s dining room, House Spirits’ Central Eastside tasting room and other notable spaces in Portland. Read more about Andee’s work in Portland Monthly.

Career and Internship Services

Student at Marylhurst UniversityAs a Marylhurst student, you will have access to our Career and Internship Services team who offer everything from resume help to internship placement. And this service continues beyond your years with Marylhurst, as an alum, you have access to career management and assistance from our hands-on, caring team.

Connected faculty
Because most of our faculty are also practitioners in their specialized field, you benefit from their network. Connections and relationships you build during your program will give you a significant advantage in your career field.

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