Students listen to a professor lecture during an interior design critique.

Interior Design

Apply design principles and visual elements in various areas of the interior design field, ranging from residential to commercial design projects.

A.A.S. in Interior Design

Interior designers affect the function and efficiency of projects ranging from major industry to small residences. In the Interior Design program at Gallatin College MSU, students use tools such as manual and computer drafting, space planning and sketching along with a knowledge in construction and materials to bring their ideas to life. After graduation and working in the field, students may be eligible to sit for the NCIDQ Exam, a national certification exam considered as the gold standard in the interior design industry.

The Interior Design program is part of Gallatin College MSU, southwest Montana’s two-year college.

Important: This program has limited openings and has been at full capacity in recent years, please apply early and contact Gallatin College for further information if interested.




Unique Opportunities

At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.

Personalized Experience

At Gallatin College, a combination of small class sizes, hands-on education and training and highly-qualified instructors with relevant industry experience makes for a student-centered approach focused on success and goal fulfillment.

Ten Years of Excellence

Gallatin College MSU has been providing an accessible, student-centered education that supports individuals’ personal and professional goals since 2009.






Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Interior Design students at Gallatin College MSU go into careers such as:

  • Residential Design
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Construction Trade
  • Wholesale Interior Design
  • Retail Interior Design

To explore more career possibilities, Gallatin College MSU has a variety of resources available to help with navigating the job search process, including career services and internal job postings.