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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.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAID 115 - Interior Design Studio I4
ID 121 - Survey of Interior Design ***2
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 HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAID 212 - Interior Design Studio III4
ID 221 - Interior Design: 1650-1850 ***2.5
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: 1850-1950 ***2.5
ID 254 - Interior Design Working Drawings2
ID 262 - Professional Practice I2
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 72-73.5

*Art & Design Programs: FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements 

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.  

Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • 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/Design History courses: HA112 (3 credits, required for all Art & Design majors), plus another 3 credit HA course.                                                     

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.       |
***Meets NASAD Art/Design History Requirements.                   

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 .