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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. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAID 117 - Interior Design Studio I5
ID 173 - Visual Representation I3
RELATED AREACD 223 - Introduction to InDesign2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAID 118 - Interior Design Studio II5
ID 174 - Visual Representation II3
ID 122 - History, Theory Criticism I2
GENERAL EDUCATIONSC 253 - Ecology and Environmental Problems3
ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAID 219 - Interior Design Studio III5
ID 227 - History, Theory Criticism II2
ID 282 - Design Technology I3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives*2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAID 281 - Interior Design Studio IV5
ID 283 - Design Technology II3
ID 262 - Professional Practice I2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 66

*Fall 2016 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.  

* Related Area Electives:  2 credits (minimum) 
CHOICE of any one to two courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 2 credits in: Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Creative Technologies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Related Media, Toy Design, or Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design                                               

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 .