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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 2018. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAID 315 - Interior Design Studio V4
ID 381 - Design Technology III4
ID 347 - Lighting Design2
RELATED AREAchoice - Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAID 316 - Interior Design Studio VI4
ID 382 - Design Technology IV4
ID 324 - History, Theory Criticism III2
LIBERAL ARTSEN 323 - Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation3
choice - see Art History*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAID 413 - Interior Design Studio VII4
ID 496 - Senior Thesis Design Project: Programming3
RELATED AREAchoice - Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Art History (G9)*3
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective2
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAID 498 - Senior Thesis Design Project4
ID 462 - Professional PracticeII/Internship3
RELATED AREAchoice - Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA34
RELATED AREA9
LIBERAL ARTS15
ELECTIVE2
 Total Credits: 60
 

Fall 2018 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts: 15 credits

  • Liberal Arts electives: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 362, 461, and 462FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses
  • History of Art: 6 credits. CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9) and one (1) additional HA course. See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.
  • English and Speech: 3 credits. EN 323

**Related Area Elective: 9 credits
CHOICE of AC 211 or 262, BE 261BL 343, HP 231, or HP 201

IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 

You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BFA program. Applicants to the AAS program are expected to submit a competitive portfolio.

IF YOU HAVE AN AAS IN INTERIOR DESIGN FROM FIT

You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. Depending on your GPA and grades in Interior Design studio courses, you may be required to submit a portfolio.

IF YOU HAVE CREDITS OR A DEGREE FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE

You may apply to the two-year Interior Design BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associates or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college and CIDA-accredited program that is equivalent to the FIT Interior Design AAS program, or
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent CIDA-accredited program at a regionally accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Interior Design AAS program and is accredited by CIDA. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.

Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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