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Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design offers students general exposure to the practice of Interior Design, teaching them how to develop the necessary base for practice in the field. Building upon the common foundation year, students are introduced in the second and third years to various design problems of gradually increasing complexity.

The program may be completed in a minimum of three years after the Freshman year, including two summer term modules and a total of 110 credits beyond the freshman year.

Mission

The mission of the Interior Design program is to provide students with a comprehensive education based on a humanistic approach to the discipline. The program prepares students to pursue a career in interior design upon graduation or to pursue graduate studies in interior design or related fields.

Program Objectives

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is to:

  1. offer students who successfully complete their studies the degree of Bachelor of Science in Interior Design,
  2. provide a platform for graduate specializations in furniture design, product design, interior design, industrial design, fashion design and other fields in design,
  3. develop a broad base of theoretical knowledge and the necessary practical skills to assert the role of the interior designer as a synthesizer of the different factors that affect the living, built environment, and
  4. expose students to the current issues in theory and practice, as well as the latest technology in the field.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design will be able to:

  1. practice interior design in various contexts and cultures,
  2. think critically and engage in problem solving,
  3. identify design issues and provide solutions,
  4. design and execute projects related to interior design, renovation, restoration and other projects
  5. deal, with flexibility, with a large scope of interior design problems and understand different materials and technologies as well as space planning, furniture design, and other interior design specific tasks,
  6. deal innovatively with projects of different types and scale,
  7. elaborate projects with innovative structural systems, detailing, and material,
  8. operate, with flexibility, in a multi-disciplinary environment, and
  9. serve the community in both public and private sector organizations.

Curriculum

A total of 110 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows:

  • Foundation Requirements (25 credits)
  • Major Core Requirements (49 credits)
  • Art Electives (6 credits)
  • LAC Core Courses (12 credits)
  • LAC Electives (18 credits)

Foundation Requirements (25 credits)

  • See Foundation Studies

Major Core Requirements (49 credits)

  • DES240 Sketching (2 cr.)
  • DES241 Technical Graphics (2 cr.)
  • DES331 Design Studio III (6 cr.)
  • DES332 Design Studio IV (6 cr.)
  • DES341 Technical Graphics II (3 cr.)
  • DES342 Technical Graphics III (3 cr.)
  • DES351 Computer Graphics I (2 cr.)
  • DES352 Computer Graphics II (2 cr.)
  • DES361 Theory I (2 cr.)
  • DES371 History of Architecture I (3 cr.)
  • DES372 History of Architecture II (2 cr.)
  • DES401 Interior Design Workshop I (1 cr.)
  • DES402 Interior Design Workshop II (1 cr.)
  • DES421 Design Technology I (2 cr.)
  • DES422 Design Technology II (2 cr.)
  • DES431 Design Studio V (5 cr.)
  • DES432 Design Studio VI (5 cr.)

Art Electives (6 credits)

  • ART211 Ceramics I (3 cr.)
  • ART212 Ceramics II (3 cr.)
  • ART222 Drawing II (3 cr.)
  • ART334 Graphics (3 cr.)
  • ART341 Painting I (3 cr.)
  • ART342 Painting II (3 cr.)
  • ART351 Sculpture I (3 cr.)
  • ART352 Sculpture II (3 cr.)
  • GRA345 Silkscreen & Binding (3 cr.)
  • PFA210 Western Music Appreciation (3 cr.)
  • PFA244 Stage Production & Design (3 cr.)
  • PFA310 Theater in Performance (3 cr.)
  • PHO212 Photography II (3 cr.)
  • TVF222 Introduction to Audio Visual Media (3 cr.)

Recommended Study Plan

Year One

Fall

  • See Foundation Studies

Spring

  • See Foundation Studies

Summer (8 credits)

  • DES240 Sketching (2 cr.)
  • DES241 Technical Graphics (2 cr.)
  • LAC (4 cr.)

Year Two

Fall (16 credits)

  • DES331 Design Studio III (6 cr.)
  • DES341 Technical Graphics II (3 cr.)
  • DES351 Computer Graphics I (2 cr.)
  • DES361 Theory I (2 cr.)
  • DES371 History of Architecture I (3 cr.)

Spring (16 credits)

  • DES332 Design Studio IV (6 cr.)
  • DES342 Technical Graphics III (3 cr.)
  • DES352 Computer Graphics II (2 cr.)
  • DES372 History of Architecture II (2 cr.)
  • Art Elective (3 cr.)

Summer (12 credits)

  • LAC (12 cr.)

Year Three

Fall (14 credits)

  • DES401 Interior Design Workshop I (1 cr.)
  • DES421 Design Technology I (2 cr.)
  • DES431 Design Studio V (5 cr.)
  • Art Elective (3 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Spring (14 credits)

  • DES402 Interior Design Workshop II (1 cr.)
  • DES422 Design Technology II (2 cr.)
  • DES432 Design Studio VI (5 cr.)
  • LAC (6 cr.)