Interior Design

Interior Design Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFN 1183D Design3
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DIN 127Freshman Interior Design Studio I3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DIN 128Freshman Interior Design Studio II3
DIN 130Residential Interior Design Studio3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DIN 220Auto Cad I/Architectural Drawing3
DIN 231Sophomore Interior Design Studio I3
DIN 251Design Sources & Materials3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIN 205Textiles3
DIN 232Sophomore Interior Design Studio II3
DIN 261Environ. Psych. & Human Factors3
DIN 270Revit Architecture3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DAS 213Business Practices3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 16.5 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIN 331Junior Interior Design Studio I3
DIN 3113D Interior Modeling3
DIN 351Laws, Codes and Standards3
DIN 335Portfolio Preparation1.5
DAH 321History of Interior Design 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIN 313Interior Modeling & Animation3
DIN 332Junior Interior Design Studio II3
DIN 363Lighting Technology & Application3
ChooseDAH 341History of Modern Design3
OneDLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 13.5 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIN 431Senior Interior Design Studio I3
DIN 434Business Practices Seminar1.5
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D - - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIN 432Senior Interior Design Studio II3
DIN ---Interior Design Elective3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D - - - - - Elective 3
DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective.  English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).
Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Interior Design Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Interior Design program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sophistication in the communication of ideas which will progressively evolve throughout the four years of study, beginning with sketching and drafting, and continuing with the implementation of multimedia digital design tools.
  2. Demonstrate proficiencies in research methodology, ideation, and concept development by identifying, analyzing, and applying information from a variety of stakeholders to productively impact the built environment.
  3. Develop and construct custom design elements/products towards a design solution.
  4. Engage all aspects of the design process to approach an advanced and human-centered design solution.
  5. Apply ethical and professional practices and understand all aspects of the interior design practice by making use of interior design business fundamentals and professional skills, including operations, communications, and the ethical, legal and financial responsibilities of the practitioner.