As an interior design student, the art department is amazing. I have learned so much already in only three semesters and cannot wait for the rest of my college years. All of the art/interior design professors truly care about each individual student and his or her success, which I do not believe is available at every college. They are relatable, knowledgeable, and great people. I know I chose the right school. As stressful as it is to get all the projects done, tests prepared for, and other classes taken care of, I would not trade it for a thing, as I know that it is all just building up to my future success. When I first visited the campus as a high school senior, there was a different vibe at UCM than at other colleges that I had visited. There was a more welcoming, inviting, enthusiastic atmosphere that really impressed me, along with the fact that both the art department and the interior design program are nationally accredited.