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Interior Design & Interior Merchandising

Mount Mary University’s interior design and merchandising programs provide real-work experience, professional networking opportunities and service learning activities so you are prepared to achieve personal and professional success.

Design Your Own Career Path

Interior designers and merchandisers create aesthetic and functional environments for human needs in residential and commercial buildings. Discover more about interior design careers.

Sarah Wishau

Sarah Wishau

Interior Design Major, Fine Art Minor

Graduating in 2015

Hometown:  Oak Creek, Wisconsin 

"I chose Mount Mary for the beautiful campus and how close it is to downtown Milwaukee. I wanted small classes, and at Mount Mary professors know who you are and really care about your well-being, even after graduation."

Rigorous Curriculum to Prepare You for Success

Mount Mary offers two four-year Bachelor of Arts degrees:

  • Interior Design -
    This accredited program prepares you to become a certified professional interior designer, and also emphasizes Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) techniques.
  • Interior Merchandising -
    This program prepares you to become a professional within the sales and marketing sector of the built environment profession.

Interior Design Department Activities

The interior design department offers many opportunities to get involved in professional organizations, service learning activities, networking opportunities and other student organizations.

Scholarships for Interior Design Majors

In addition to academic scholarships, interior design and merchandising majors at Mount Mary may qualify an art-specific scholarship. To apply, fill out an application for the Layton Art Scholarship. Incoming freshmen and current students majoring interior design and other art-related majors can apply each year for these scholarships of up to $3,000. Learn more about other scholarships at Mount Mary.


Mount Mary University interior design and merchandising faculty are dedicated to helping you achieve personal and professional success. Where some schools use teaching assistants, our faculty are highly trained professionals who care about their students. The interior design programs include faculty from Mount Mary's fine art department who offer instruction on color, basic drawing, basic design, art history and art lab. Meet the faculty or contact the department at (414) 256-1213.

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