Interior Design

[make it inspire]

Interior designers don’t just see a space—they see its potential. Guided by the principles of design and their own imaginations, these visionaries transform the spaces in which we spend our lives, including offices, businesses and private homes. Interior design extends far beyond color palettes and throw pillows–our Louisville interior design degree program focuses on the far-reaching impact of effective design, from improving productivity in offices, to promoting environmental sustainability, to increasing the market value of commercial properties.

Make a career out of your creativity as a:

  • Designer
  • Design consultant
  • Sales associate
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Resource librarian
  • Lighting specialist
  • Space planner
  • Interior design assistant
  • CADD designer



Aesthetics, functionality and compliance together form the basis of Sullivan Tech’s interior design degree program in Louisville, KY, along with the application of practical skills such as accurate measuring, cost estimation, computer aided design drafting, perspective drawing and more. You’ll explore the increasingly popular principles of environmental and ergonomic design, while developing your knowledge of sales techniques and best business practices.

Associate of Arts in Interior Design

The Associate of Arts in Interior Design program is no longer accepting enrollment.

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
B.A. Course Work
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CCS100 College Success Strategies 4
IDB101 Fundamentals of Interior Design 4
IDB111 Architectural Drafting 3
CCS113 Basic Mathematics 4
IDB121 Visual Communications I 3
IDB131 Design History and Theory I 4
CCS123 College Mathematics 4
CCS117 Computer Fundamentals 4
IDB141 Human Factors 4
IDB151 Materials and Products 4
CCS124 Art History I 4
IDB161 Color Theory and Application 3
IDB171 Space and Form 3
IDB181 Residential Design Studio 3
DRF135 Computer Aided Design Drafting I 3
IDB200 Design History and Theory II 4
IDB201 Studio I 3
IDB211 Visual Communications II 3
CCS225 Art History II 4
IDB221 Digital Modeling 3
IDB231 Design Programming 3
IDB241 Lighting Design 4
CCS126 English 4
IDB281 Kitchen and Bath Studio I 3
IDB291 Studio II 3
IDB261 Code Standards & Compliance 3
CCS229 Environmental Psychology 4
IDB251 Interior Systems a& Construction 4
IDB271 Contract Documenting & Detailing 4
CCS156 Speech & Interpersonal Communication 4
IDB311 Kitchen & Bath Studio II 3
IDB321 Studio III 3
IDB301 Special Topics 3
CCS228 Composition I 4
IDB331 Environmentally Responsible Design 4
IDB351 Business Practices in Ethical Design 4
CCS330 Composition II 4
IDB341 Studio IV 3
IDB361 Furniture Design Studio 3
CCS332 General Psychology 4
CCS301 North American Geography 4
IDB371 Global Design Studio 3
IDB421 Graduate Studio I 3
CCS365 Human Ecology 4
CCS402 Sociology 4
IDB401 Studio V 3
IDB451 Graduate Studio II 3
IDB441 Certification Preparation 3
CCS445 Conversational Spanish 4
IDB431 Portfolio & Critique 4
IDB461 Internship/Co-Op (Department Chair Approval) 4
CCS435 American Government 4
CCS246 Professional Development 4
Total Credit Hours for B.A. 189


Want to learn more about interior design? These organizations offer great resources for this growing career field:

  • Chance to earn scholarships
  • Networking opportunities
  • Learn advanced techniques
  • Grants for NKBA student chapter activities
  • Discounts and access to NKBA material
  • Opportunities to search job listings on

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives.

One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, the Interior Design Society offers members community, education and business support.

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Meet the Chair

Malandra Gibson

Malandra was born in raised in northern Kentucky, with family roots in eastern Kentucky and a degree from Western Kentucky. She moved to Louisville from Bristol, TN in summer of 2009. Her work experience includes residential and commercial design under Principal designer and TN designer of the year Phyllis Jackson, of Jackson Interior Design and Furnishing Company located in East TN. After moving to Louisville Ms. Gibson went to work for an Architectural and décor family of companies- Huber Décor & Idea Source. She work included a variety of large and midsized restaurant chains, and being a lead corporate designer for a myriad of franchisees and hospitality groups, traveling all over the country. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, and NCIDQ champion promoting the professional practice of Interior Design. She is a KYCID, a member of IIDA and IDEC. Honors and awards include: KACCS 2014 Rising star instructor, WKU top 100 Alumni, and SCTD instructor of the Quarter 2015. During her time at SCTD she has worked to make SCTD an IIDA campus center and a CIDA accredited program as of Fall 2015. With the help of a great team of faculty we have been awarded an NKBA school of excellence 3 years in a row! Malandra resides in prospect KY with her 3 children and husband. “ I love seeing students develop into professional designers, each student is a design project and seeing the finished product is the best part!”

SCTD has a really hands-on approach in all facets of the CNA program. I honestly don’t think I would be in the job I am in if I did not have my degree.
– John Smith

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