The Associate of Science in Interior Design (ASID) degree prepares students for careers in the field of interior design as well as for continuation on to a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design. The program supports the view that the creative talents and technical skills of the educated designer should focus on the human element within the design process. Students use their artistic abilities and interests to find solutions that are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive.
Students of interior design at Mercyhurst are uniquely positioned to enter the multifaceted profession of interior design in both the contract and residential sectors. Learning outcomes include effective communication and collaboration skills, ability to identify and solve simple to complex design problems, ability to identify and apply appropriate building standards and regulations, understanding and application of integrated and sustainable design practices, and knowledge of design business principles and practices.
Students are encouraged to participate in the many extra-curricular activities within the department including involvement in the Interior Design Club which supports membership to one of the two professional design organizations: ASID (American Society of Interior Design and IIDA (International Interior Design Association.). This engagement with the professional community provides the hands-on design experiences and recognitions that lead to successful careers.
Liberal Core Requirements
Major Course Requirements
One of the following electives: