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Furnishings and Interiors

Furnishings and Interiors is an interior design program distinctly focused on residential design and is structured to give students the skills needed to work in a professional design firm.


  • Intern with residential design firms and industry showroom companies
  • Meet corporate executives
  • Talk with residential design professionals and professionals in related fields
  • Study abroad and in New York City
  • Participate in student and alumni events


Our curriculum is focused on providing creative design solutions that promote health, safety and well-being within the built environment. The program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), providing students with specialized instruction in kitch and bath design.

Course of study includes:

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Building Systems and Construction
  • Graphic Communication
  • Lighting Design
  • Illustration and Presentation Methods
  • Specification and Estimating
  • Computer-Aided Drawing
  • Professional Practices
  • 3-D Computer Modeling and Rendering
  • History of Architecture and Design
  • Design Studio Core
  • Business Practices
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Professional Ethics
  • Interior Materials, Fixtures and Finishes
  • ADA Codes and Compliance
  • Textiles (end use and performance)
  • LEED and Sustainability

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The Furnishings and Interiors internship is offered during the Summer semester between a student's junior and senior year in the major. Internships are registered for under TXMI 5910 and are worth 3 credit hours. Prior to beginning a summer internship, students must first successfully complete the TXMI 4901 Professional Practice course. This course is offered during the Spring semester of your junior year.

Students pay tuition for this course based on their regular UGA student status: in-state or out-of-state no matter where you intern.

Internship Journals and Videos

Education Abroad and Domestic Study

The 6 week London Study Program offers both coursework and internships.

Maymester programs include 10 days in Peru and 7 days in New York City.


Join the National Kitchen and Bath Association student group so you can network with industrial professionals, develop skills in residential design, textiles and custom cabinetry production.

Be Creative

Through an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach, you are challenged to create innovative design solutions that promote health, safety, and wellbeing, ultimately improving the quality of life within the interior built environment.

Student Projects

Special Thanks

Thank you to Corporate Environments for donating lounge seating to be used in TMI's gallery space in Barrow Hall.

Faculty Members

Thea Ellenberg

Thea Ellenberg


Kim Rich Meister

Kim Rich Meister

Assistant Professor

Meet a Student: Lauren

I wanted to be in a field that balanced helping people, problem solving and allowed me to be creative. The hands-on, cohort class style of the program also drew me to Furnishings and Interiors. Having faculty and peers who really know you and are able to challenge you is so beneficial.

Callie Blackstock - Spring 2019 graduate
Callie Blackstock
Heather Brown

I was nominated to showcase my work at the 2021 National Kitchen and Bath Association Gala. There I met with design professionals from Metro Atlanta. It was an incredible opportunity to network and learn from designers in the field.

Heather Brown - Spring 2021 graduate
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