Interior Design Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

As a graduate of the Interior Design program, your versatile skill set will prepare you for a variety of careers. As a student, you’ll be eligible to take the Interior Design Fundamental Exam (IDFX), the first part of the three-section NCIDQ exam that’s recognized in North America as the qualifying exam for the interior design profession. You’ll emerge from the program well positioned for professional success.


Possible Careers

  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Commercial Interior Designer (Workplace, Retail, Hospitality, Education, and more)
  • Healthcare Designer
  • Contract Furniture Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Design Consultant | Project Manager
  • Manufacturer’s Representative (Sales)


Where KCAD Interior Design alumni work



Where KCAD Interior Design alumni have attended graduate school

  • Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI) – Masters in Management
  • New School of Architecture and Design (San Diego, CA) – Master of Architecture
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – Master of Education, Adult and Higher Level Education; Master of Education
  • University of Colorado (Denver, CO) – Master of Architecture
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) – Master of Environmental Design; Master of Arts, Interior Design/Facilities Management
  • Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) – Master of Business Administration
  • Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, MI) – Master of Arts, Communications and Digital Media
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) – Master of Architecture
  • Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) – Master of Design
  • New York School of Interior Design (New York, NY) – Master of Professional Studies, Healthcare Design


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