Interior Design Department

Amanda Dunahoo smiles to the crowd as she walks up to the stage to receive her Master of Interior Design degree during the 2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement at Brenau.

Interior Design students at the 2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement.

The practice of interior design combines aesthetics and technology in the total design of interior environments, which includes programming, space planning, finish materials, fabrics, furniture, and lighting.

Our mission is to provide excellence in interior design education in a student-centered environment grounded in a liberal arts tradition that prepares students to practice interior design in the 21st century.

It is our philosophy that:

Interior design education is available to all, regardless of previous experiences and innate talent.

Interior design graduates have a strong foundation in the visual arts, art history, and aesthetics.

Interior design graduates have a broad focus in a variety of design fields, styles, and solutions.

Interior design curriculum shall incorporate real-life problems, where possible, to inspire practical design solutions.

Interior design graduates acquire strong oral and written communication skills

Interior design graduates apply critical thinking skills to creative problem solving.

Studio courses are taught by faculty who have passed the NCIDQ and have relevant professional practice.

To that end, the department offers a CIDA accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Interior Design and as a terminal degree, the Master of Fine Arts Interior Design.

Learn more about our program by choosing from the following links:

Bachelor of Fine Arts / Master of Interior Design Degree
Master of Fine Arts Interior Design Degree
Student Work
Advisory Council
Accreditation: Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Scholarship application: Click here for form (PDF)

Sitting L to R. BFA/MID Graduates: Abigayle Berryman, Amanda Dunahoo, Brittany Chunn-Jones, Jill Mansfield, Mengqiu   Autumn Zhao, Yanyu Winona Wang Standing L to R. Faculty: Shelly Hughes, Carol Platt, Jerry Poole, Sally Conn, Lynn Jones, Sandra McGowen, Linda Kern, LaJuana Gill

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100