If you're the kind of person who...

  • Thinks about how to maximize your bedroom’s potential
  • Follows sustainable design influencers on Instagram
  • Loves the idea of helping clients bring their visions to life

Then Interior Design might be the Moore major for you.


Delaina George ’23

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  • CREATE: In interior design you’ll be able to indulge your creativity and engage your curiosity about space and making beautiful environments. The curriculum includes residential design, hotel design, and sustainable design to name a few.
  • ACCESS: You’ll meet and learn from industry professionals including reviews  and mentoring with our CIDA advisory board, and other exciting opportunities including field trips and guest speakers.
  • COMMUNITY: Your paid internship between junior and senior years will connect you to the right people for networking your way into a job doing what you love right after graduation! 


100% of Moore Interior Design students receive a paid internship between junior and senior years, and get real-world experience working with companies and organizations like:

Ashli Mizell

Ashli Mizell

JacobsWyper Architects

JacobsWyper Architects

Studio Friedman

Studio Friedman

ROHE Creative

ROHE Creative


Interior Design alumni have landed jobs at companies and organizations like…

Abby Schwartz Associates

Abby Schwartz Associates

Marguerite Rodgers Ltd.

Marguerite Rodgers Ltd.

SFCS Architects

SFCS Architects

RD Jones & Associates

RD Jones & Associates


Sophia Le ’21, Interior Design

Moore opened up my professional path. The studios are small and intimate, which allows students and teachers to establish connections. Having teachers who are able to focus on your work and how you can improve was very important to me.


Hands holding fabric swatches

Materials Library

An interior designer’s playground, stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and thousands of fabric, color and material samples that will help you bring your projects to life.

Students working in the interior design computer labs

Computer Labs

Everything you need for digital work: 27” iMacs, Epson P800 17”x22” inkjet printers, Xerox black and white and color printers, and scanners for documents up to 18”x24” in size.

Wood being cut by the FabLab laser cutter


Your future favorite place on campus, featuring a laser cutter/engraver, 3D scanners/printers, CNC Router, ceramics decal printer and a digital embroidery machine.

A black and white portrait coming out of a printer.

Print Shop

In addition to a brand-new risograph, you’ll have access to two etching presses that can be used to make drypoints, etchings, monotypes and relief prints, and a darkroom with light exposure units, a spray sink and a vacuum table for screenprinting. 

Students taking portrait photos in the photography studio

Professional Shooting Studio

Fully equipped with a Hasselblad H5D-50 50MP camera, colored backdrops, green screen, strobes, hot lights and other accessories.


You’ll also meet guest critics and speakers—designers in the field who started out just like you—at special department events. Here’s a glimpse of some of our recent visitors:

Abby Schwartz

Abby Schwartz, FARA, NCARB

Schwartz started her own business, Abby Schwartz Associates, LLC in 1992, focusing on residential additions and renovations and growing over time to include larger and more varied projects. She has been featured in multiple publications and is president of the Pennsylvania Council of the Society of American Registered Architects.

 Carol Elia, ASID, LEED-AP

Carol Elia, ASID, LEED-AP

Founder and principal of Philadelphia-based firm CR Design, Elia is a LEED-AP accredited designer, a frequent guest speaker at industry events like Neocon, Leading Age and the Environments for Aging Conference, and a founding member of the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania.

Michelle Reese, NCIDQ

Michelle Reese, NCIDQ

Reese is an associate, project interior designer at Francis Cauffman Architects and works on producing renderings, selecting finishes and furniture, construction documentation and construction administration. A graduate of Moore, she regularly participates in student design critiques and is a member of the Interior Design program advisory board.


Click the plus buttons below to get an overview of each year’s core curriculum. As an Interior Design student, you'll get to work on a variety of exciting projects during your coursework, like:

  • Café/Bookstore design project
  • Hotel of the Future: design a futuristic hotel
  • Residential Loft: design for a couple who travels the world
  • Pop-up Menswear Shop: partner with other Graphic Design students
  • Capstone Thesis: select the type of project you want to design

A student working on an interior design project on a computer

Interior Design Core Curriculum

Year 1 is your Foundation year! You’ll get a head start with your bridge-to-major class (Visual Communication for Interior Design) and choose between drawing or design in your second semester.

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Foundation Drawing I
  • Visual Thinking
  • Visual Communication
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing for Visual Communication OR Creative Design
  • Writing Workshop I & II
  • Art History I & II

Immerse yourself in your major in Year 2. Classes like Linear Perspective for Interiors, Materials & Construction and Digital Representation will give you foundational skills for future work.

  • Materials & Construction
  • History of Interior Design
  • Digital Representation
  • Interior Design I & II
  • Linear Perspective for Interiors
  • Modern Art History Course
  • Non-Western Art History
  • Gender, Race, Class & Power

In Year 3, go further in classes like Interior Building Systems and Lighting, and start to think about your future through electives and Professional Development, which will prepare you for an exciting $1,000 paid summer internship.

  • Interior Design III & IV
  • Lighting
  • Advanced Digital Representation
  • Interior Building Systems
  • Building Info Modeling
  • Professional Development I
  • Creative & Critical Studies Electives
  • Studio Electives

In Year 4, take your final electives and additional classes in Construction and Historic Preservation, and apply the skills you’ve learned to a final thesis project. Then get ready for your journey to post-graduation success!

  • Historic Preservation
  • Construction Documents
  • Programming & Research
  • Interior Design Thesis
  • Professional Development II (Internship)
  • Creative & Critical Studies Electives
  • Open Electives

Take the Next Steps!

We're looking forward to meeting you and telling you more about the undergraduate Interior Design program at Moore.