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“The expertise of our faculty is an ongoing distinction of the school,” he said. “We offer a unique aspect to our curriculum that brings students from all three schools together in interdisciplinary studios in their first year and again in their final year. This reflects a similar trend in the design profession.”
“The name clarification strengthens our position as a leader in design education by demonstrating the legacy of progressive and innovative education we provide our students every day,” Matthews said.
The school will continue to hold accreditations from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The name change underwent a comprehensive process, including research and investigation for two years; thorough vetting within the College of Architecture and Design; and review and approval from the college’s curriculum committee, comprising representatives of all three schools, and from the university’s curriculum committee before final approval by former Chancellor Jimmy Cheek.
The name change is effective with the fall 2017 semester. The degree associated with the school has changed to Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture.