Interior Design Major

Dunwoody’s Interior Design program focus on core principles of interior architecture and design to prepare you for a career in both residential and commercial design.

Using principles of interior architecture, design theories, interior materials, and computer-aided drafting, you will create and present unique design plans to peers, industry professionals, and potential clients. Build your portfolio, collaborate with other departments, work on real projects with local organizations, and learn from industry experts.

Opportunities to participate in both local and national student design competitions will help you build your resume and gain recognition in the design community. Available study abroad and travel study programs will also increase your exposure to cultural and global design.

Software you will use includes a suite of creative and design software used at most Interior Design firms. This includes programs like Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite.

In addition to entering the Interior Design profession, graduates of the program have gone on to master’s level study in fields like themed entertainment design and urban design at institutions like Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia and the Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalonia, Spain.

Dunwoody’s Interior Design program is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The College accepts transfer students from other interior design schools into years two and three of our program.

Highlighted interior design classes:

  • Interior Design Careers
  • Small Commercial Studio
  • Travel Study
  • Project Management
  • Global Design

View Program Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Interior Design 

Dunwoody Interior Design Projects

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • RSP Architects
  • bdh+young
  • Best Buy

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Interior Designer
  • Junior Interior Designer
  • Space Store Planner

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Interior Design Student Society (IDSS)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

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Academic Excellence Award Winner Lilianna Cooper

Lilianna Cooper never thought that the time she spent rearranging and updating her room as a child might one day lead her to recognize a true passion— let alone a pathway to a career. But fast forward to the spring of 2022, and Cooper is being honored as an Academic Excellence Award recipient, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Dunwoody College.

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Interior Design Studios

Work in open concept studio spaces designed to foster collaboration and learning, including cross-disciplinary design charrettes.

  • Individual work spaces
  • Large format printer
  • Wall and table spaces for displaying/reviewing sample boards and interior design plans

Fabrication Lab

Create products, prototypes, and projects by using computer-aided design tools and then producing them in cardboard, plywood, plastic, and other materials.

  • 2 laser cutters
  • Stratsys 3D printer
  • 3-axis CNS router, belt sanders, scroll saws, drills, wire cutters
  • Spray booth with utility sink

Interior Design Faculty


Korrin Howard

Program Director, School of Design

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Jessica Ainsworth-Truong

Associate Professor


Beata Fleischmann

Adjunct Instructor

Spaces that are well designed are memorable. We talk about them, revisit them, tell others. As an educator, Korrin inspires students to find their passion to design spaces that immerse the visitor in a sensory experience. Teaching has been her passion for the last 16 years. She’s taken her experiences as a designer and a public artist into the classroom and beyond. Korrin engages students in community projects, design events, and study trips. She has a masters in industrial design and a masters in ecological architecture. Korrin’s central focus is teaching students to design and build spaces that are in tune with their environment and ignite interest in the community.

Jessica teaches the architecture and interior design history sequence, as well as evidence based design and sustainability courses. She was awarded 2019 Dunwoody Teacher of the Year because of her ability to ignite passion for design. When not in the classroom, she advises both architecture and interior design students; helping them navigate their academic career successfully. Her professional interests include curriculum development, assessment, and cross discipline collaboration. Her academic research focuses on critical regionalism.

Beata has been an instructor in higher education since 2005 teaching within Interior Design in the United States as well as Architectural Technology in South Africa. Her focus is towards combining concept methodology with strong technological skills.

Her varied educational background of Textile Design, Sculpture, Interior Design, Ecological Architecture, and Furniture Design has helped her to foster a sense of curiosity and exploration for herself and she aspires to have her students develop the same curiosity. She pushes her students to become acute observers and questioners.

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Jennifer Klein

Adjunct Instructor

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Lisa Loudon

Associate Professor


Sarah North

Senior Instructor

Jennifer began teaching shortly after she graduated in 2008 with a master’s degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University (go Buckeyes). She loves the diversity of being an adjunct instructor and has taught many different classes: from Studio courses, to Building Codes, Construction and CAD classes. Jennifer’s passion is sustainability and she tries to insert those principles into all the courses she teaches. The best part of teaching, she says, is to watch the students present their final projects and see how much they have grown.

Lisa Loudon is an artist and educator working in Minneapolis, MN. She studied painting and drawing at the University of Nebraska where she earned her MFA in visual art. Loudon’s work has been exhibited nationally. She is the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Textile and Fiber Art, the Jerome Foundation Books Arts Mentorship Grant, the Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Book Arts, and numerous other awards. Her studio practice focuses on mixed media work that explores the interaction of deeply contrasting elements and their relationship to ideas of beauty and repulsion. In addition to her studio work in visual art, Loudon has taught art and design at the college level for over twenty years and run her own successful event design company for the past four years.

Sarah North is a formally educated commercial interior designer with a career spanning over 13+ plus years working for some of Minnesota’s largest retailers, a worldwide hospitality company, and great local companies. Experienced in all aspects of the design process including Programming, Concept and Schematic Design, Development, Construction Documentation, and Contract Administration. Sensitive to the client based on experience with both client needs and business demands. Collaborative and respectful in approach with colleagues and clients. Practical in how space and products enhance each other and the necessary tension between the two. Dedicated to professional growth by continuing to learn about architecture, art, and design through local industry events, volunteering, continuing education, and periodicals. Honest, Authentic, and True to the Design Process.