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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.

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 ***
RELATED AREAIS 313 - Environmental Experience3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAID 312 - Interior Design Studio: Institutional4
ID 346 - Interior Architectural Detail1.5
ID 362 - Furniture, Finishes, Fixtures, and Equipment1.5
ID 331 - Presentation Techniques III
  or 343 - Materials and Methods of Interior Construction II
RELATED AREAGD 402 - Signage and Graphics1
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYEN 323 - Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation3
choice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAID 412 - Interior Design Studio: Store Planning/Retail Design4
ID 471 - Environmental Systems2
ID 494 - Senior Thesis Design Project Research2
ID 421 - Historic Preservation I
  or 444 - Furniture Designha ***
RELATED AREAPH 404 - Basic Interior Design Photography2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAID 472 - Ecology and the Built Environment2
ID 495 - Senior Thesis Design Project4
ID 445 - Interior Product Design
  or 493 - Internship
ID 461 - Professional Practice II2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Alternative**3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
 Total Credits: 64.5-69

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

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. 

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, or any other HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).

**Related Area Alternative: 3 credits
CHOICE of AC 211 or 262, BE 261BL 343, or HP 313.
***Meets NASAD Art/Design History Requirements.