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Program Requirements

The Post-Professional Degree (Track One)
36 credits

  • ID 620 Research and Development in Interior Design
  • ID 626 Graduate Seminar
  • ID 684-685 Master Studio I & II
  • ID 698-699 Thesis or Design Research Project I & II
  • 18 credits from the following: ID 512 Furniture Design Seminar; ID 513 Computer-aided Drafting and Design; ID 515 Field Study and Advanced Rendering; ID 522 Environmental Behavior Seminar; ID 523 Methodology, Theory, and Criticism Seminar; ID 524 Design Methods Seminar; ID 525 Health Care Design Seminar; ID 535 Illumination and Acoustical Design Seminar; ID 536 Technology for Interior Design Seminar; ID 552 American Interiors Seminar; ID 553 Modern Design and Architecture Seminar; ID 554 Historic Preservation Seminar; ID 555 Historic Interiors Seminar; ID 556 Historic Research, Documentation, and Design Seminar; ID 558 Interior Design Study Tour; ID 582 Advanced Design Studio III; ID 590 Practicum; ID 595 Graduate Directed Research. A maximum of 6 credits may be chosen from other areas of the graduate curricula, including Business Administration, Education, Human Resources, and Humanities. Approval must be received from the student’s advisor prior to registration.

The First Professional Degree (Track Two)

Students admitted to the First Professional master’s program will not be permitted to switch to the undergraduate B.A. program after they have passed portfolio review.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Foundation Courses
23 credits

  • FA 201 History of Art I, FA 202 History of Art II, or FA 300-level Art History course
  • FA 103 or 104 Design I or Design II
  • ID 233 Presentation Drawings
  • ID 231 Textiles and Finish Materials
  • ID 426 Current Issues in Interior Design
  • ID 485 Accelerated Architectural Graphics
  • ID 487 Accelerated Interior Design Studio

See the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions of Foundation Courses. Students are subject to graduate student academic policies and procedures as stated in this catalog while taking the undergraduate Foundation Courses.

While completing the Interior Design Foundation Courses a student may enroll in up to three graduate (500-level) ID lecture courses with permission of the advisor/instructor. No graduate studio courses (500-level) can be taken before completion of the portfolio review.

To maintain progress toward degree completion, students must submit work from the Foundation Courses for a portfolio review. Reviews take place in November, April, and August. In addition to the review, students will be evaluated according to the following additional admission requirements:
 
  • 3.0 or better GPA on Foundation Courses;
  • statement of goals, objectives, and proposed concentration; and
  • recommendations by Interior Design faculty.
 
All admission requirements must be completed before portfolio reviews.

Graduate Courses
51 credits

  • ID 513 Advanced Architectural Graphics
  • ID 532 Construction and Environmental Systems
  • ID 533 Illumination Systems
  • ID 534 Professional Practice
  • ID 550-551 History of Architecture and Interiors I & II
  • ID 580-581 Interior Design Studio I & II
  • ID 620 Research and Development in Interior Design
  • ID 626 Graduate Seminar
  • ID 684-685 Master Studio I & II
  • ID 698-699 Thesis or Design Research Project I & II
  • 12 credits from the following: ID 512 Furniture Design Seminar; ID 515 Field Study and Advanced Rendering; ID 522 Environmental Behavior Seminar; ID 523 Methodology, Theory, and Criticism Seminar; ID 524 Design Methods Seminar; ID 525 Health Care Design Seminar; ID 535 Illumination and Acoustical Design Seminar; ID 536 Technology for Interior Design Seminar; ID 552 American Interiors Seminar; ID 553 Modern Design and Architecture Seminar; ID 554 Historic Preservation Seminar; ID 555 Historic Interiors Seminar; ID 556 Historic Research, Documentation, and Design Seminar; ID 558 Interior Design Study Tour; ID 582 Advanced Design Studio III; ID 590 Practicum; ID 595 Graduate Directed Research.