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Interior Design BFA
Interior design is the creative integration of form, materials, function, and aesthetics within interior space. Students develop an understanding of, and sensitivity to, history, future technology, environment, economics, architecture, and societal needs by exploring projects that develop aesthetic understanding, technical proficiencies, and preparation for professional certification and licensing. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
The school maintains memberships in a variety of professional organizations, including Industrial Designers Society of America, ACM Siggraph, Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, American Society of Interior Designers, American Institute of Architects, ICOGRADA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and International Interior Design Association.
The BFA in interior design integrates major courses, studio and open electives, the liberal arts, and art/design history. Computer skills, design perspectives, career preparation, and exposure to the related areas of publishing, photography, engineering, and information technology are integrated into the curriculum.
Interior design, BFA degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|FDTN-121||2D Design I||3|
|FDTN-131||3D Design I||3|
|ARTH -135||LAS Perspective 1: Survey of Western Art and Architecture I||3|
|LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar||3|
|FDTN-122||2D Design II||3|
|FDTN-132||3D Design II||3|
|INDE-112||Design Drawing I||3|
|ARTH -136||LAS Perspective 2: Survey of Western Art and Architecture II||3|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar||3|
|INDE-201||Introduction to Interior Design||3|
|INDE-202||Design Drawing II||3|
|INDE-203||Digital Graphics (SMTL)||3|
|LAS Perspectives 3||3|
|INDE-207||Color and Lighting||3|
|LAS Perspectives 4||3|
|ARTH-345||Introduction to Design History I||3|
|INDE-303||Materials and Specifications||3|
|LAS Immersion 1, 2||6|
|ARTH-346||Introduction to Design History II||3|
|INDE-405||Business Practices and Career Planning (WI)||3|
|LAS Immersion 3||3|
|INDE-403||Health Care Design||3|
|LAS Elective (SMTL)||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||122|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
(SMTL) Refers to science, math, technical literacy requirement.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† Studio slective courses are those designated with studio/lab hours listed in the course description