Program: Interior Design
Location: New York
Degree offered: BFA
CIDA accredited: No
Local opportunities: Abundant. Parsons’s excellent connections and location give students access to influential firms and showrooms, museums, galleries, and auction houses.
Job placement: 80% employment for Parsons School of Design graduates at large
Notable alumni: Victoria Hagan, Jamie Drake, Mario Buatta, Albert Hadley, Angelo Donghia, Bob Williams
At Cornell, interior design is taught through the Design and Environmental Analysis program, part of the College of Human Ecology. The STEM-certified program offers a flexible curriculum that requires students to complete foundational courses before focusing on electives that support individual educational goals. These specializations are organized around three primary research themes: design strategy and innovation, sustainable futures, and health and well-being. Alongside their chosen area of expertise, students may also pursue a minor, honors thesis, or off-campus study. The D+EA program boasts faculty from a wide