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Interior Design

Welcome to the Interior Design Program.

The Interior Design program is a four year program leading to a BFA in Interior Design. The program is structured around standards for professionalism, and incorporates aspects that focus on the creation of sustainable, safe, and healthy environments that enhance the quality of life. Courses also emphasize design fundamentals, design history, knowledge of business principles, and building codes and regulations. Students develop communications skills through construction documents, color renderings, and oral presentations. The curriculum provides students with the necessary skills to effectively plan for both residential and commercial interior spaces, with electives that enrich and encourage individual creativity.

Interior design addresses the visual, technical, and aesthetic aspects of inhabited spaces.  Interior Design services involve the integration of art and design concepts; space analysis and planning, and knowledge of materials, furnishings, and construction to produce finished interior environments that interpret and serve the specific needs of a client. This degree curriculum focuses on the standards for professional interior design programs established by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The major is designed to offer learning opportunities structured to prepare the student for a variety of careers in the interior design profession or for graduate school. Students interested in this major are advised that the degree requires six major studios, which must be taken in sequence, one per semester. The program of study includes a required internship to be taken in the summer between junior and senior year. Students should plan to be advised in the Department of Art as soon as they identify an interest in this major. Students must apply to be admitted to the major based on a spring semester portfolio review of Area F courses and as Department of Art resources permit. 

All students, including transfer students, must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale after completion of 45 semester hours of college credit. 

This is a 120 hour degree program.