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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 00670       HEGIS 1009 

The major in Interior Design prepares students for careers as interior designers and consultants in industries such as manufacturing, furniture production, showroom design, retailing, real estate, and facilities management. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAID 314 - Interior Design Studio: Residential4
ID 341 - Lighting Design II1.5
ID 354 - CAD III1.5
ID 363 - Building Regulations3
ID 323 - Interior Design: 1950 to Present
  or 431 - Computer Rendering
1.5-2
RELATED AREAIS 313 - Environmental Experience3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAID 312 - Interior Design Studio: Institutional4
ID 331 - Presentation Techniques III
  or 343 - Materials and Methods of Interior Construction II
1.5-2
ID 346 - Interior Architectural Detail1.5
ID 362 - Furniture, Finishes, Fixtures, and Equipment1.5
RELATED AREAGD 402 - Signage and Graphics1
LIBERAL ARTSEN 323 - Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language*3
choice - see Liberal Arts electives*3
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)1.5-3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAID 412 - Interior Design Studio: Store Planning/Retail Design4
ID 421 - Historic Preservation I
  or 444 - Furniture Design ***
1.5-2
ID 471 - Environmental Systems2
ID 494 - Senior Thesis Design Project Research2
RELATED AREAPH 404 - Basic Interior Design Photography2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Art History*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAID 445 - Interior Product Design
  or 493 - Internship
1.5-3
ID 461 - Professional Practice II2
ID 472 - Ecology and the Built Environment2
ID 495 - Senior Thesis Design Project4
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Alternative**3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ELECTIVE(S)1.5-3
MAJOR AREA39-42
RELATED AREA9
LIBERAL ARTS15
 Total Credits: 64.5-69
 

Fall 2015 Requirements:  See below.

* Liberal Arts: 15 credits

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8).
  • Art History: 3 credits. CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.

  • English and Speech: 3 credits. EN 323.

  • Liberal Arts electives: 3 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas: CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Mathematics), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.

**Related Area Alternative: 3 credits
      CHOICE of AC 211 or 262, BE 261BL 343, or HP 313.