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Interior Design (B.A. at Reston Center)


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Marymount University’s Reston Center offers a B.A. in Interior Design that is specifically tailored for individuals who have an Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design or significant undergraduate Interior Design coursework.

Why Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree?
A bachelor’s degree will give you a competitive edge when it comes to employment. It will also speed your path to valuable certification from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). With a bachelor’s degree, you need only two years of work experience to sit for the NCIDQ exam, as opposed to the four years of work experience required with an associate degree.

Transferable Credits from NOVA
If you hold an Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design from Northern Virginia Community College, you can earn your bachelor’s degree from Marymount quickly and easily as a result of an articulation agreement between the University and NOVA. Transfer up to 64 credits earned for your NOVA Interior Design degree.

The Interior Design program at Marymount’s Reston Center offers
  • small classes
  • a state-of-the-art facility
  • expert, professionally connected faculty
  • a convenient location, just off the Dulles Toll Road, for those who live or work in the Reston area

Visit the Reston Center website.

Program Requirements
A minimum of 120 credits are needed to complete the degree requirements.
Assuming satisfactory completion of prerequisite ID courses at NOVA or elsewhere, these are the Interior Design courses that are available:
ID 303 ID Studio III
ID 304 ID Studio IV
ID 332 Building Technology
ID 333 Lighting Design
ID 350 History of Interiors I
ID 351 History of Interiors II
ID 400 Internship
ID 405 ID Studio V
ID 406 ID Studio VI
ID 434 Business Procedures

In addition to these courses, all Marymount students fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements. Many of these requirements can be satisfied through transfer credits.