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Curriculum in Interior Design

Administered by the Department of Art and Design and leading to a 127.5 credit undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design including a 29.5 credit pre-professional program (the college core).

Consideration for admission in the Interior Design program is based upon departmental resources; GPA earned in the College Core and the freshman year; as well as a portfolio, all of which are submitted at the end of the freshman year.

A 34 graduate credit program leading to the master of arts, for students planning to undertake professional or design research-orientated pursuits (NOTE: Applicants without a previous undergraduate degree in interior design may be required to complete up to 40 additional credits of deficiency work).

A 60 graduate credit post-professional graduate program leading to the degree master of fine arts. For more complete graduate program descriptions see Graduate Study under Interior Design in the Courses and Programs section.

Consideration for admission into the undergraduate Interior Design curriculum requires completion of 29.5 credit freshman design core program, including the following courses: Dsn S 102, Dsn S 131, Dsn S 183, 6 credits of Social Science/Humanities, 6 credits of Math/Science, English 150 or 250 and Library 160. Admission is based on department resources and will be determined by a formal review at the end of the freshman foundation year.

Transfer students with studio credits from other programs, colleges, and universities must present for departmental review a portfolio of work done in those courses in order to have the credits apply toward studio requirements. Students are advised to present portfolio upon admission and prior to registration for classes. Arrangements for this process must be made with department advisers.

Cr. Degree Requirements
36.5 General education
6 Biological and physical sciences and mathematics
Math 104 or 105 or 140 or 150. Select from Astro 120, 150, Biol 111, 173, 211, 212, Bot 111, 265,
Chem 160, 163, 163L, Com S 103, 107, Geol 100, 101, Gen 260,
Math 104 or 150, 105, 140, 141, 151, Mteor 206, Phys 101, 106; Stat 101, 104 or any higher level course in these disciplines for which these courses are prerequisite
9.5 Communications
6 Humanities
Select from Af Am 201, 252; Am In 310, Cl St – all courses, Dance 270, 360, Engl 201, 230, 231, 237, 335, 340, 346, 347, 348, 353, 354, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 384, 389, WLC 101, 102, 110, 201, 202, 301, 302, Hist—all courses, Music 102, 302, 304, 383, 384, 472, Phil —all courses, Relig – all courses, T C 354, 355, Thtre 106, 110, 252, 465, 466, W S 336, 340, 345, 377, 422
6 Social sciences
Select from Anthr 201, 202, 306; Econ 101, 102, Pol S 215, 230, 241, 251, Psych 101, 230, Soc 130 or 134, or any higher level course in these disciplines for which these courses are prerequisite, or select from Am In 210, Env S 201, 223, HD FS 102, 239, 276, 283, 349, 367, 370, 373, 377, 378, 380, 395, Jl MC 101, 205, 320, 453, 474, 476, W S 201, 301, 321, 323, 327, 346, 350, 385, 386, 401
9 CmDis 275, 286, ComSt 101, 102, 214, 310, 311, 314, 317, 318, Engl 205, 219, 220, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 309, 310, 314, 315, 316, Fin 361, 371, Mgmt 370, Mkt 340, Sp Cm 212, 305, 312, 321, 322, 323, 325, 327. Six credits must be at the 300 level or above.
11 College of Design Core
Dsn S 102 (4 cr); Dsn S 131 (4 cr); Dsn S 183 (3 cr)
6 Select 2 history courses from Arch, Art H, Dsn S or LA
61 Interior Design Concentration
2 Fundamentals of Interior Design— ArtID 250
2 Human Factors in Interior Design— ArtID 251
3 Interior Design History/Theory/Criticism I—ArtID 355
3 Interior Design History/Theory/ Criticism II—ArtID 356
2 Graphic Communication for Interior Design I—ArtID 261
2 Graphic Communication for Interior Design II—-ArtID 262
2 Graphic Communication for Interior Design III—ArtID 263
4 Interior Design Studio I—ArtID 265
4 Interior Design Studio II—ArtID 267
4 Interior Design Studio III—ArtID 365
4 Interior Design Studio—ArtID 367
4 Interior Design Studio V—ArtID 465
4 Interior Design Studio VI— ArtID 467
3 Advanced Studies in Interior Design—ArtID 469
3 Interior Design Systems I: Materials—ArtID 350
3 Interior Design Systems II: Furniture & Millwork—ArtID 351
3 Interior Design Systems III: Lighting—ArtID 352
3 Interior Design Systems IV: Building Assemblies & Support—ArtID 353 or
3 Materials and Assemblies I- Arch 240
1 Interior Design Internship Seminar—ArtID 360
3 Interior Design Internship—ArtID 460
2 Interior Design Professional Practices—ArtID 461
R Sophomore Field Study—ArtID 259
R Junior Field Study—ArtID 359
R Senior Field Study—ArtID 459
6 Studio/Business Option
Select 2 courses from Arch studio, ArtIS studio, or Mgmt/Mkt
3 Electives
128.5 Total credits