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NOVA Interior Design A.A.S.

This grid offers a suggested approach for students to complete the A.A.S. in Interior Design degree at NOVA while best satisfying Marymount University's Liberal Arts Core and University requirements. A full description of the MU requirements is available online.
 
Please verify with your NOVA advisor that the courses you choose are appropriate for a timely NOVA graduation. Additionally, keep in mind that you would receive your four-year degree in the fewest hours by following the advising sheet provided for a particular major.
 
Students planning to transfer to Marymount's Reston Center should take ENG 112 to complete MU's Written Communication core requirement, and a Natural Science with Lab to fulfill a Marymount core requirement.
 
 
NOVA Course & Title Credits MU Notes or Equivalents MU Core &/or Major Req.
1st Semester (18 credits)
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I
3
FA 201 History of Art I

General Elective*

ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I
4
FA 103 Design I (3 cr) + FA 900 (1 cr)* Major
ENG 111 College Composition I
3
EN 101 Written Communication core (WR)
IDS 100 Theory & Technique of Interior Design
3
ID 101 Intro to Interior Design and Theory Major
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and wellness
1
 General Elective*
PSY 200 Principles of Applied Psychology

3

PSY 101 General Psychology 1st Introductory Social Science core (SS-1)
SDV Elective
1
Does not count towards MU graduation requirements  
2nd Semester (17 credits)
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II
3
FA 202 History of Art II Major
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II
4
FA 104 Design II (3 cr) + FA 900 (1 cr)* Major
CST 100 Intro. to Communications
3
General Elective*
IDS 105 Arch. Drafting for Interiors
3
ID 900  Major**
IDS 109 Styles of Furniture & Interiors
3
ID 900  Major**
PED/RPK Elective
1
 General Elective*
3rd Semester (15 credits)
IDS 106
3-Dimensional Drawing & Rendering
3
ID 900 Major**
IDS 206 Lighting & Furnishings
3
ID 900
IDS 225 Business Procedures
3
ID 900
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I
3
MA 901 Mathematics core (MT)
Social Science elective
3
See list for ECO, PLS, SOC courses that will satisfy MU Social Science core requirement (SS-1). 2nd Introductory Social Science core (SS-1)
4th Semester (16 credits)
IDS 205 Materials & Sources
3
ID 231 Textiles & Finish Materials Major
IDS 215 Theory/Research Commercial Design
3
ID 900 Major**
IDS 221 Designing Commercial Interiors I
4
ID 900 Major**
IDS 245 CAD for Interior Designers
3
ID 900 Major**
IDS 290 Coordinated Internship
3
Does not count towards MU graduation requirements  
 
* Marymount ID majors are required to earn 3 general elective credits. Additional elective credits earned at NOVA will not count toward MU graduation requirements.
 
** Transfer credit pending departmental placement portfolio review before enrollment.

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