Work by Megan Haley in Ebrahim Poustinchi's 2nd-year Spring 2016 interiors studio
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The School of Interiors is a community of scholars in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky. We fundamentally demonstrate design as a human-centered practice and challenge long-established ideas that a designer only treats the surface of the interior. Instead, we advocate for the study of interiors as a multi-layered, sensory-laden, connective way of experiencing the world.

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Interiors Degrees

In addition to UK Core requirements, students in the School of Interiors must complete the following: 81 credit hours of major requirements, 18 credit hours of professional support electives, 3 hours of free electives, and any electives required to meet minimum credit hour standard for graduation.

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"We take a foundation + immersion approach. Students start with solid design instruction then the opportunity to translate that experience into tangible, real-world projects."

Studio Life

Because design is open-ended, there is no scientific method to determining the exact answer. Yet this is how ideas thrive; you can shake it up and see what comes out of your discovery process. This approach allows for broader thinking, inspiring the next generation of designers to be more in tune with the human condition.

All of this generative thinking is made possible through the studio experience, which is at the core of the Interiors program. From exploration to fabrication to writing to teamwork, the studio stands at the center for the student to build diverse thought as well as mental and creative agility.


The School of Interiors is a professional degree program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This accreditation ensures professional training for entry into the practice of interior design and the educational foundation that will allow for professional testing (NCIDQ), certification or licensure at the individual state level.

Apply to the School of Interiors

We get it. Applying to college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve had to make so far in life. Luckily, we’ve streamlined this process down to a “1, 2 & done” routine.

1. Apply to UK.

2. Apply to the School of Interiors.

Done. KISS (Keep It Simple Student).

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Advisory Board

Wayne Braun


Bill Peace

Peace Design

Eileen Jones

Perkins & Will

Chris Estes


LuAnn Holmes


Brittany Jones


Brandi Peacher

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Jack Weber

Gresham, Smith and Partners

Anne Filson

University of Kentucky

Katherine McCormick

University of Kentucky

Kathy Isaacs

University of Kentucky

Mary Lee O'Bryan

The Design Group

Jill Bastin


Amberlee Isabella