School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall and spring.     NYSED: 00751      HEGIS 5012

The major in Interior Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers as interior designers with design, architectural, and similar firms, or as freelance designers, draftspersons, or renderers. Interior Design major transfer credits are subject to departmental approval. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAID 115 - Interior Design Studio I4
ID 121 - Survey of Interior Design2
ID 133 - Presentation Techniques I1.5
ID 157 - Drafting for Interior Design1.5
RELATED AREACG 111 - Survey of Computer Graphics1
CD 113 - Three-Dimensional Design
  or FA 141 - Drawing I
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAID 116 - Interior Design Studio II4
ID 134 - Presentation Techniques II1.5
ID 158 - Perspective Drawing1.5
ID 253 - CAD I1.5
RELATED AREAFA 142 - Drawing II1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAID 212 - Interior Design Studio III4
ID 221 - Interior Design: 1650-18502.5
ID 241 - Lighting Design I1.5
ID 243 - Materials and Methods of Interior Construction I1.5
ID 255 - CAD II1.5
RELATED AREATS 122 - Textile Principles for Interior Design1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAID 214 - Interior Design Studio IV4
ID 222 - Interior Design: 1850-19502.5
ID 254 - Interior Design Working Drawings2
ID 262 - Professional Practice I2
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)1.5-3
 Total Credits: 72-73.5
*Fall 2015 Requirements: see below

FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course
  • Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses: HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and Design majors), plus another 3-credit HA course.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses.  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.                                      

Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.          

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Interior Design and Toy Design, and the Bachelor of Science program in Textile Development and Marketing. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science program in Home Products Development.